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Topor Bistro

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3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Topor Bistro last night, and definitely one of the best meals we have had in a long time. We tried the pierogi, venison and lamb sharks and they were all beautiful. I was the driver so no vodka for me, but the bf enjoyed his and a polish beer as well. Service was fantastic, very friendly and prompt,... More 

Thank 749skyh
Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for the occasion of our wedding anniversary, and so glad we did! Delicious food, great service, and don't get me started on the vodkas!

Thank Rob H
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We visited this lovely restaurant with some friends who live locally (we were visiting from England!). What a fantastic experience. The food was delicious with great wines to accompay (we didn't try the Vodka but have it on good authority it is good too!).

Thank SarahD1052
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Came here for our one-year anniversary and could not have been happier. The staff were fantastic the food was delicious and they even took part in the Polish customary "smacznego" when our meals were served. My partner forgot her handbag and the owner rang me and waited (long after closing time I might add) until we picked it back up.... More 

Thank James S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Checked out a new area and found this. Of course I checked TA. WOW.. the food was amazing. I had venison and he had paprika beef. Chocolate for desert. It was new food to us and if we lived in wellington would become a regular. Family run business and they are all lovely, service was warm and friendly. Thanks for... More 

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51 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Visited this friendly little neighbourhood establishment with two workmates for a meal after work - and so glad we did Service was prompt, friendly and unpretentious - a really nice way to finish a long day Main meals were very good - obviously made with care and fresh homemade ingredients - my venison special was especially good as was the... More 

1 Thank Scottyboykiwi
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

First time here, so wasn't sure what to expect. The food was delicious, plenty of it but managed to save room to share dessert, great atmosphere, and excellent service. Highly recommend it, I will be going back for sure. We shared the antipasto between 4, loved the different breads and great tasting nibbles. 4 different mains, duck, chicken schnitzel, beef... More 

1 Thank Stephen H
Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had never been to a Polish restaurant so had not idea what to expect. We had the duck, chicken schnitzel, almond & pear tart,poppyseed cake. All dishes were delicious and beautifully presented.The mains were preceded by a matching wodka that had to be drunk "down the hatch" so as to fully appreciate the flavours of the main meal. The... More 

1 Thank Margriet719
Wellington, New Zealand
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198 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

We had been told so much about this traditional Polish restaurant by our friends we had to go and see for ourselves. A tiny little bistro set on the main road in Plimmerton, a suburb of Porirua, it only seats about 20-24 people and this night it was nearly full. We decided not to do the matching vodkas with each... More 

Thank shower1
Wellington, New Zealand
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133 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Great experience with my familia in the only wlg polish restaurant. I can't recommend KURCZAK De VOLAILLE dish enough, it was incredible (you have to like butter, herbs and mushrooms). The only criticism is that the outside of the restaurant looked bad, chairs were stacked almost as if it was closed, not sure why, maybe they only use the outside... More 

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Posey A, Owner at Topor Bistro, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. So glad you enjoyed it! Sorry about the furniture being packed up when it's moderately windy/stormy our chairs blow away and tables break so we have to tuck them away. We do realize it's not optimal. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Val More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Polish, European, Central European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 9939

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?