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) #112 of 692 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“cakes” (10 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for something to eat although we timed it a little late for breakfast and too early for lunch so had to have coffee until 11.30am which is the time lunch service starts. We both ordered fish cakes and they were delicious, smokey and full...More

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good coffee but breakfast of Mince on Toast and poached egg with some scraggly wilted greenery as docoration was well below average. Expect better from this long standing Wellington establishment.

Thank MikeSanders1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I always try and avoid Astoria but on this occasion I had a friend who wanted to go. The food and coffee are average, it's the weird service that confuses me. They will walk you to a table but don't do table service at lunch...More

Thank Lisa_WLG
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Well located and nice atmosphere. A good place to start the day with excellent coffee and food, variety on the menu. A must for the visitor...

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Great coffee, ok breakfast, don't like cafes where you have to order, pay, take coffee and then wait for food at the table - but that's just me. Busy popular location.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

So went in for a drink and was recommended a very nice ginger ale. Staff very nice and helpful. One of the staff girls even helped me to find a power plug. There's apparently only one at the big coffee grinder. Seemed busy, nice size...More

Thank EdiMees
Reviewed 11 May 2017

What nicer way to fill in an hour whilst waiting to meet up with family on arriving in Wellington. It was wonderful sitting out on the balcony sipping wine and watching the city bustle. It was nice to make a return visit. Very good service.

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch. There are two serving areas at the long counter. An a la carte menu is available with extensive brunch options plus some cabinet food. We ordered smoked salmon on quinoa with rocket. It was truly excellent. Instead of the...More

Thank BigZed52
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The Astoria is a well appointed European themed restaurant that is one of the seemingly few decent options for lunch open on a Sunday. They roast their own coffee at Astoria and do a fantastic job of it. The food is promptly served and very...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Amazingly quick service. Coffee good and staff attentive. Can cobble your own breakfast together out of sides which is always a win.

Thank MadAuntM
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$17
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +6444738502
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Perched on the edge of Midland Park, at the heart of Wellington’s shopping and business districts, Astoria offers a blend of grand European café culture and the quintessential bustle of Wellington city life. A celebrated atmosphere is fuelled by the café’s contribution to the popular park, particularly when the sun graces us with its presence.On colder days, loyal clientèle enjoy the cosy expanse of our vintage interior. The menu is inspired by seasonal produce, paired with coffee roasted on-site.
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