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The Long Bar On Brandon

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22 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1989
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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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211 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I keep returning to the Long Bar because the food is good, value for money and the service is prompt. It may not be the flashest place in Wellington, but it's clean, friendly and central. It's generally not over busy. It is good for a quick and generous meal after a late afternoon or evening meeting before you head home.... More 

Thank Keith C
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was in Wellington for the week on business caught up with a friend for dinner she recommended this place. I got entree of squid which was nice followed by a chicken dish. Meal size was huge so if you're not a big eater don't order an entree and main. Meals were nice, service was fine. My only complaint was there... More 

Thank Annette B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I always come to the long bar for lunch when I am visiting Wellington. I first discovered it 11 years ago and I always get laksa and sides of spring rolls and roti and peanut sauce. It's always really good. Service is prompt and the meal arrives very quickly. I have been there for dinner on occasions with my vegetarian... More 

Thank annasophia42
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Met up with a group of four friends for lunch. Starters came out very quickly but then we waited for a long time for our mains. Otherwise a great catch up with good company and good food.

Thank Talaleu
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Super friendly team at this cosy restaurant in Wellington CBD make it a pleasure to dine out on your own mid-week.

Thank gingerbiscuit63
New Zealand
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251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A long time favourite where I know what I am getting with consistently good food, tasty, fresh and well priced. Basic service and a small wine list this place does everything it is supposed to do without the frills. Love it

Thank poohtravel
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114 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Long Bar for a number of years. The food will never disappoint, its fast and great tasting.

Thank Brett H
Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Great place for Malaysian at lunchtime, book on Friday lunch, Always good and have never had a meal that wasn't tops

Thank John_MurphyNZ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Came for lunch with a bunch of work colleagues. Has a crazy busy noisy atmosphere so not good for a quiet chat. The food is authentic and yummy tho!

Thank Matt F
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Has become our regular stop off on a Friday night for a special traet. Great food and good size helpings

Thank Graemedh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 1989
The popularity of The Long Bar on Brandon is testimony to its fast friendly service and sumptuously authentic Malaysian cuisine, making it a must try for lunch or dinner. Traditional mouth-watering curries, sambal and east coast Malaysian dishes, through to indian influences such as creamy kormas, are just some of the tasty dishes on their extensive menu. Everything is made from scratch using authentic ingredients and fresh produce - no instant pastes or msg – and there is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. If you have any special dietary requirements, the welcoming staff are happy to arrange a meal to suit.The Long Bar on Brandon’s authentic chefs give diners a passionate smattering of South East Asian cuisine at it’s best, whether you are curious or a connoisseur. There is an extensive list of wines and beers to accompany your meal, and The Long Bar on Brandon also serve great coffee and have full bar facilities. Your email enquiries are welcomed and please phone to book.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?