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The Thistle Inn

3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5980
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lambs fry” (8 reviews)
“steak” (25 reviews)
“monkfish” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We always eat well at The Thistle and last night was no exception. Great menu selection and the personal touches to our table and overall service made the evening a lovely night. Big thumbs up to Flynn (I think) who gave us perfect service. His...More

Thank H439FNstephaniek
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here our first night in Wellington, a short walk from the very fine Bolton Hotel. We shared three items and each was delicious...the venison, the lamb and one other that I cannot recall. Service was excellent. Each dish was beautifully plated and unique....More

Thank Samantha60
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant service ! it made the evening special. Helpful, prompt, polite, not invasive. Well done thistle inn the whole experience was totally unexpected. One of the best restaurant experiences we have to-date in Wellington !

Thank LAHamilton001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a good location for myself and friends to have dinner before a concert at the stadium. the food was excellent and service good - although the place was packed out with concert goers - we didn't have to wait too long for our...More

Thank deirdre h
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the 1980's when I worked in this neighbourhood, this pub used to be one of those places you would not go into, now it has been renovated and extended and gentrified. The menu items are very much predictable pub type fare - pulled...More

Thank meguin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favourite restaurants in Wellington. I repeatedly order the scallops, black pudding and potato and am always rather happy with it. The food is not cheap, perhaps mid-range+, but it is definitely fairly priced and the foods are well prepared. Service...More

Thank Samuel B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Approx 16 of my friends and relatives attended a function at the Hotel on the evening of 22 April. The organisation, service and food was first class and was enjoyed by everyone.

Thank patnrose2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We managed to get a phone booking for our family of four, despite the website saying it was full. The wait staff were attentive, professional but friendly and went out of their way to assist us with food allergies and preferences. The kids menu (choose...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A charming old up market Pub in the waterfront area of Wellington. From the outside it is very unassuming building that doesnt look like an Inn. Inside what a surprise. Wonderful eatery with great staff. Food and wines were fantastic. Well worth a visit.

Thank rojo05
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Deserves it's ranking...food is absolutely delicious...top notch service too...best lamb's fry I've had in a long time

Thank Kiwi-Daz-NZ
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deborah r
Hi - I have an 8m. long vehicle, is there adequate parking near you for this?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Mulgrave Street | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5980
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