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Bordeaux Bakery and Brasserie

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220 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8334
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat 07:30 - 16:00
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Masterton, New Zealand
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well the coffee was pretty good but that'd be it. We had a apricot pastry tart & tiramisu. The tart was bland and plastic tasting & the tiramisu tasted so fake and artificial we had a mouthful each & no more. Horrid. There were no serviettes & no cutlery available. We asked for two cake forks & were given after... More 

Thank KMBH01
Porirua, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We don't often have time to stop here but when we do it does not disappoint. The coffee is good and the cakes are out of this world. Not enough meat in their pies though.

Thank Margriet719
Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Working nearby for many years I've finally decided to explain why I'm an infrequent visitor and prefer to walk by to iRide (who make great coffee). The first average is for service which can often be surly and while not all staff are like this there's often this vibe, particularly if you interrupt them while they stock the shelves first... More 

Thank Scott F
Whanganui, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had lunch here the food is delicous but because of its popularity you can wait a long time for your drinks, we waited 25 minutes! They could really do with extra staff during there lunch times.

Thank Judy H
Wellington, New Zealand
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373 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Bordeaux has always been a special place to go for me but the Thorndon one needs a bit of a spruce up! It just felt old, dated and dirty. My cake was delicious but my flavourless soggy salmon quiche was not so great. I just feel like standards have slipped as something has definitely changed.

Thank Lisa_WLG
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I sometimes go to Bordeaux bakery on Sunday for some brunch or even just for desserts. I always like bordeaux because the crepes are delicious and also the Duchesse cake that I almost order very time I go because they are delicious I recommend this cake.If you are more a savoury person I recommend the chicken pie because it has... More 

Thank sofiaryan7
Adelaide, Australia
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

The crepes here are to die for. Don't even think of anything else. They transport me back to being eight and that is a long journey. Actually the bread is good and the coffee is fine. So why the reservations - they do seem sometimes to struggle with anything more challenging. Maybe I am being harsh and I will certainly... More 

Thank jamcw2016
Wellington, New Zealand
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

1st of December My wife and her friend visited the restaurant for casual after lunch desert. We have ordered chocolate cake, strawberry tart, Americano and flat white. Pretty much most of dishes were as person would expect from normal restaurants and cafes but we were utterly frustrated with chocolate cake. As shown in the photo, damn restaurant was selling expired... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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768 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lamb & kumara pie served nicely with fresh salad. Followed by heavenly fresh flavoured lemon tart. Not to sweet with just the right bite, lemon heaven. All served by a delightful young lady! We will be back!!!!

Thank D P
Wellington, New Zealand
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We came here with my partner's mother for lunch and will not be returning despite having been frequent customers in the past. My partner and I ordered the eggs with ham and croissant and her mother the corn fritters. The eggs were nice and the croissant was okay but a little over cooked and the ham was cheap, processed and... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Thorndon Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8334

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