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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cheese scone” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a sunny day. Quite busy but easily got a table. The red chicken curry was DELICIOUS and beautifully presented. Just about licked the plate eating it. My partner really enjoyed his burger. Good service and food. Would def eat here again

Thank Sacha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best cheese scone in New Zealand , great after a walk through the Botanical gardens ....don't forget the brownies and cream.. great staff

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The staff were very friendly, everything was very clean and I was given complimentary water and local paper to read.

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I go to Picnic often - beautiful setting in the gardens, free parking, and excellent food & coffee less than 5 minutes by car from downtown. The service is always superb, they do the best scones & muffins, and they're very careful about my onion...More

Thank DeborahEast
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Happy to have visited on Sunday, Mothers Day, a sunny morning in the midst of a rose garden. the staff was working really hard to sort everyone out and deliver a great experience. we just had lattes (great) and shared a cranberry pecan bar with...More

Thank Samantha60
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The bagel wasn't fresh and had very little filling and at nearly $10 (apologies, I can't remember the exact cost) it was disappointing. I'm a vegetarian so I don't often get a lot of choice (which is fine) but I'm happy with quality over quantity.

Thank Ainsley B
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Lovely autumn day and visited this cafe for lunch. Had seats outside and it was extremely busy. Even so, the service was excellent and my food came out quickly. The mushroom soup was delicious.

Thank Foodape
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Picnic is the café/restaurant in Wellington Botanic Gardens and is unique in having vastly more seating outside than inside. Which makes it a great place to be when Wellington is having a warm sunny day. Even now in late autumn there was real heat at...More

Thank JohnSB3
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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
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, 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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