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Closing down soon. Being taken over by David Jones.

Wandering through this store you are reminded you need a decent limit on your credit card or plenty... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2015
Natalie1964
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Melbourne
Nice shop - dont eat in the cafe!

We came and thought we would have brunch and then have a look around. Once you have climbed all the... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2015
lsimpsondusty49
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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 Dec 2015
“how sad”
24 Dec 2015
“Closing down for good”
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165-177 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2015

Just a few days in Wellington, saw the sale sign but had no idea that the place would be so empty. The remaining goods were mixed up. Sad it didn't go out in style with an off site auction of the remaining goods. Staff were...More

Thank kathymb
Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

Shop closing down for good. Empty shelves, no service. Still had Santa handing out lollies in store, but only the most expensive merchandise remaining.

Thank WandavdB
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

I known this dept store has been sold and will be changing owners but the cafe has gone downhill. Had to wait 12 mins for our coffee, the food wasn't hot and the servers clearly didn't want to be there. Best part of the visit...More

Thank LeonieF_12
Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

The best thing about this department store is the clean toilets. Finding good public toilets in Wellington is not easy. I often meet friends in the cafe here as its easy to find, always has tables and the hot drinks are good. There is a...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately today I had a terrible experience at Kirks. Normally the cafe is ok but today wasn't good. The ham in the sandwiches seemed like they were a few days old. We also ordered lasagne and it was not heated up properly, I asked for...More

Thank Kelly F
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Wandering through this store you are reminded you need a decent limit on your credit card or plenty of cash. Things are pricey but also quality merchandise is stocked. We were told by our guide it was closing down as it had been taken over...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2015

I had a list of items to find and not at all sure where to start. First staffer I talked to personally took me to the first department that could help and from there I was passed from person to person who could help until...More

Thank Patricia M
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

What has happened to the cafe at Kirks? It's gone from a place of quality to the drudgery of selling two day old Wishbone sandwiches and a range of ready mix cakes, slices. Staff don't really want to there unfriendly and unhelpful. Disgusted and heartbroken...More

1  Thank Grant B
Reviewed 7 June 2015

We came and thought we would have brunch and then have a look around. Once you have climbed all the stairs, the woman taking our order did not understand my order - I asked her for the mushrooms "on the side" as I usually give...More

Thank lsimpsondusty49
Reviewed 4 June 2015

Great shopping! Loved all the high end make up that NZ so desperately needs more of!! Nars, Mac, Chanel and more!

Thank katethomas13
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