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Hop Garden

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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13 Pirie Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-801 8807
15:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 - 00:00
Mon - Tue 15:00 - 23:00
Wed - Thu 11:30 - 00:00
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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Fort William, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I asked for medium rare Angus (or Aberdeen Angus as we call them in Angus County, Scotland) steak. It was one of the most beautiful steaks I have ever had and cooked perfectly. Scottish guy serving was good too. :-)

Thank John W
Featherston, New Zealand
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55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Few places in Wellington seemed to let you to book a venue for a Friday evening. However, The Hop Garden were fabulous. The weather was fine (albeit a bit cool) but we had the Non-smoking area of the Roof Garden. They laid on gas heaters and even blankets for anyone feeling a bit chill. We'd booked Tapas Platters and cheese... More 

1 Thank Lynneonekidney
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lovely welcoming bar restaurant just off the beaten track - great beers, great atmosphere and the meal I had was fabulous. A must do in Wellington!

Thank LadyDi1322
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We were recommended to come in for dinner by a friend, and my goodness I'm glad we did. The food was delicious and the service was exemplary. We were served by a young scottish lady who obviously knew what she was talking about. She was friendly and chatty without encroaching and offered wonderful recommendations and food and drinks matches to... More 

Thank erinharrison723
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2017

You NEED to visit this place, not only did they cater to our needs of wanting to sit upstairs when they had closed that off for dinner service, but my friend is vegan and she told them to surprise her with something vegan that wasn't on the menu. She was impressed and loved every bite. Their service was friendly banter... More 

1 Thank MP231991
Porirua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

amazing food, attentive service and nice atmosphere. We had 3 courses and they were all delicious. It came with a drink so was great value

Thank moawhitu
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We were recommended the Hop Garden by a local Wellingtonian as a good place to have a beer for a small group get-together. Paying $72 for two jugs seemed pretty steep but the garden bar atmosphere seemed nice. Within minutes of sitting down with our purchased beers, the bar manager told us to keep our talking down as we were... More 

2 Thank Ben P
Management response:

Hi Ben, Whilst I appreciate your concerns, I feel I must explain what kind of venue we are. When you and your friends arrived, you explained that you'd been drinking for three days on a Stag Party, so you were all a little loud. I explained politely that we had a number of diners enjoying a relaxed meal. Despite my... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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402 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Only about a 10min walk from the hustle and bustle of Courtney Place, it's worth the visit. A great ambience and really good food. Choose from the bar area and tapas menu or the restaurant with full menu. The pate is amazing and try the trifle - delicious. I will definitely be back.

Thank Lisa_WLG
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is great, selection of beers is rarely beaten and the tapas is amazing. We tried the a la carte menu for the first time and were blown away. Our only wee issue was the pasta used for the ravioli and tortellini was the same dough used for the dumplings. This was a little disappointing as... More 

Thank Sam S
1 review
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Was in for a few drinks with work colleagues. Served by a lovely guy called Jacob who really knew his stuff and recommended great beers. 10/10 would come back!

Thank rabbielad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 00:00
15:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Pirie Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-801 8807

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