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The Bangalore Polo Club

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Fusion, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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63 Courtenay Place | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 6416
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 01:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 03:00
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated right beside the fire, it was so warm! The waiters were so friendly & recommended the Malaysian Fried Chicken "KFC on crack" was the term used. We ordered a tasting plate and our server arranged an extra venison rib. The food was amazing! Lovely venue and would recommend. Apparently the menu changes every week !

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Thank Hannah S
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Have eaten at the BPC on numerous occasions where the food was average, the peanuts cluttered the floor and fed the local pigeons - yuk! But the location and atmosphere was always electric. Visited for dinner on Wednesday evening - what a surprise - no peanuts, therefore no pigeons. A brand new menu offering delicious, beautifully presented cuisine as opposed... More 

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Thank Carole B
Terrigal, Australia
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We only went there for drinks on this occasion. Always a great location to meet friends and like the list if cocktails there. The location and the ambience is always great!

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Thank debcol25
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stopped in for lunch on a Friday afternoon. Food was great satisfied all four of us. Great wine and beer selection and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend .

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Thank Janeen W
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The place looks like a Ralph Lauren shop that hasn't been updated + peanut shells on the floor + random pigeons. Ew, right? Actually, the place is very comfortable and the staff is wonderful. We only stayed for drinks and they were excellent. Great selection of all top shelf liquors and decent wine selection. I can't attest to the food... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We booked here on first table. We ordered squid rings, pull apart bread and a flat bread special - all were delicious. For mains we had fish n chips and steaks - great meal. I liked the decor etc, it was interesting. The pigeons are abit off putting. Perhaps the owners need to explore how to get rid of them... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 January 2017

We struggled to find anywhere nice to eat in Wellington so this rather eccentric place sufficed. The pigeons roaming around and flying overhead were fairly disgusting. The waitress managed to spill my glass of wine all over me. Apart from that, the toilets were nicely decorated and my meal of 3 curries was excellent.

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Thank Chris S
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Interesting decor, nut shells all over the floor that the doves were snacking on. Good vibe, music was good. Tuesday night was quite after work which made for a nice place to get to know colleges

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Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Having some reservations about dining here due to friends speaking ill of it, we finally did at the end of November. I don't know what they were on about. We were quickly seated in front of the fire. It was pouring with rain outside so the four of us decided to try each and every cocktail they had on the... More 

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Thank James S
Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 December 2016

Dinner time.. got invited out again(?) Met 3 others at BPC. seated in the front part.. noticed the canvas roof , and dishevilled carpets under the tables, and the not very clean floor. Also, some peanut shells in the cracks.My restaurant section was empty...Looked around, 2 x 2 tables were full, and had M T peanut shells on the floor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Fusion, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 03:00
Saturday
12:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 63 Courtenay Place | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 6416
Description
Welcome to the Bangalore Polo Club, home of the infamous Bangalore Badgers and the most unique hospitality and dining experience this side of the equator. Established in Bangalore in 1859, The Bangalore Polo Club is proud to celebrate 150 years of triumphant polo and excellence in hospitality by opening the first affiliate clubrooms on foreign soil. Proudly open to all, the BPC (as the locals call it), is a club steeped in a rich tradition of excellence and triumph along with scandal and adversity. Grown from a culture of superiority set by the four founding members; The Count, Brigadier Grimshaw, The Maharaja and Raja Singh. The clubrooms are opulent, the menu diverse, the experience unique and the service outstanding. We insist that every occasion is celebrated in style and look forward to being of service to you for another 150 years.

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