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Picnic Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, , International
The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-472 6002
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (10 reviews)
“cheese scones” (8 reviews)
“fruit skewer” (2 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 16:00All hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 136 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I like Picnic cafe. The staff are friendly and efficient. You never have a long wait. It's a great spot on a fine weekend and dog friendly too. Extensive menu and very appetizing. Follow it up with a walk through the winter gardens.

Thank qofdnz
Reviewed 16 October 2017

The cranberry and pecan slice with yogurt was out of the top drawer as it was totally superb. Excellent service and a wonderful location.

Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We went here on a busy sunny day. The wait wasn't too long. Food is expensive but it is good food. The thing that really got me was the service. Even though the place was busy there was still attention to customers needs. The guy...More

Thank Red2explorer
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

They were extremely busy when we visited but the wait for food was about 15 minutes. The kids food was brought out within 5 minutes of ordering. They have paper and colouring pens to keep the kids busy. Staff great and friendly. Will definitely be...More

Thank vickystevens43
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful location, amazing cake and coffee and wait staff who really seemed to enjoy their job! A pleasure to be here, even the ducks seem to like it!

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A stop off at this quaint cafe for a cheese scone and a cuppa following a walk in the botanical gardens. I had heard their cheese scones were really good. Certainly lived up to my expectations. Decent size, very tasty and of course lots of...More

Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the surrounds here in the rose gardens next to the indoor glass houses. There are always lots of people here but don't be put off by the crowds as the staff are efficient and food and drinks arrive in a timely manner. Great...More

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

WOW! I've had the amazing cheese scones before but the breakfasts are out of this world. Had a big Picnic breakfast, plenty on the plate and the homemade hash brown was divine, along with everything else on the plate. Other half had the Morrocan spiced...More

Thank BennettsAdventures
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had spend a lot of time wandering through the gardens, so needed to take a break and eat. The service was very good. You go inside to order your food which is all very fresh and home cooked. You can choose to sit inside...More

Thank Shelle11
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Great spot in Wellington surrounded by amazing gardens and views. The staff are always friendly and the food is amazing, everything is free range and there is also a great kiddies menu for the little ones. The big breakfast is BIG, satisfying and yummy. The...More

Thank chefsam77
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25 August 2017|
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Response from Joey39A | Property representative |
yes, absolutely - we are very dog friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 6002
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