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Pravda Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8858
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“cheese scones” (11 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 23:00All hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal from the Dinner set menu. Each of the three courses was substantial and tasty. A hearty meal that turned out to be great value for money. The service was attentive without being overbearing.

Thank Manks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick lunch. Wine list is very good as was the service. We ordered the corn fritters as a light option and sadly whilst the dish looked fabulous, there were only about 10 corn kernels in the whole meal! Mostly batter and...More

Thank LarlieD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is a well-established restaurant in the centre of Wellington, which provides an amazing selection of fresh local produce, cooked perfectly. It is always busy and this adds to the humming ambience.

Thank Kathy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a nice old building which has been well redesigned. The staff were pleasant and attentive. It is a relatively short menu but with good choices and a couple of specials. My colleagues chose a fish dish and a lamb dish respectively...More

Thank chewat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pravda has long been a favourite of mine and that's why I go there at least mthly if not more frequently. The food is well prepared and the helpings are generous, the building and interior is opulent and spacious, low noise level great, wine selection...More

Thank schmule2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been using Pravda for business-type lunches for the last two years having previously been an occasional visitor. It is consistently welcoming, whether for a full formal lunch or a single plate. The menu is, for me, ideal with both both regulars and interesting specials....More

Thank Mariategui
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I attended this venue with friends, it was a minor celebration. The service was efficient and friendly, although calling everyone guys was a little odd I was with three ladies ranging in age 45 to 70, a minor point the staff were superb. The wine...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We came here thinking we might get some Russian food, but the Communist name and symbols (to include some frayed old banners from Latvia's USSR days and a bust of Lenin) are just part of the decor. Soviet-style communism seems to have become chic. So...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Possibly the best scones in Wellington. Very light and fluffy and nice and big. Also a bonus that they give you two sachets of butter!

Thank Megan P
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Friends from Perth came here last year and recommended it. I'm glad we came. The ambience, food, wine and service were great, restrained but great nonetheless. Two thumbs up.

Thank Scjhwill
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Fay I
16 September 2015|
Response from PravdaCafe | Property representative |
We open at 7:30am Monday-Friday and from 9:00am on Saturdays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
07:30 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8858
  • E-mail
Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro. Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal. The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand. Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.
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