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“character joint, entertaining”

The Bangalore Polo Club
Ranked #101 of 921 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$22
Cuisines: Seafood, Bar, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Welcome to the Bangalore Polo Club, home of the infamous Bangalore Badgers and the most unique hospitality and dining experience this side of the equator. Established in Bangalore in 1859, The Bangalore Polo Club is proud to celebrate 150 years of triumphant polo and excellence in hospitality by opening the first affiliate clubrooms on foreign soil. Proudly open to all, the BPC (as the locals call it), is a club steeped in a rich tradition of excellence and triumph along with scandal and adversity. Grown from a culture of superiority set by the four founding members; The Count, Brigadier Grimshaw, The Maharaja and Raja Singh. The clubrooms are opulent, the menu diverse, the experience unique and the service outstanding. We insist that every occasion is celebrated in style and look forward to being of service to you for another 150 years.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“character joint, entertaining”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Clearly a hip place to go. Had a nice buzz to it, music good and the wine was excellent. Just snacked at the bar and must say the Pate was divine, we really do recommend this place if in Courtney Place.

Visited July 2014
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Westport, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“excellent place for a drink & catch up with your mates”
Reviewed 2 July 2014

Visited twice & enjoyed the great service (William make brilliant cocktails esp. the long island tea) Have this wonderful culture of providing peanuts then throwing them on the floor! Late nights it's 'crunch city" - outside where you can sit near enclosed fires, inside where you can sit in the ambiance of dimmed burgundy lighting and plush leather style chairs...a total experience and one which makes you feel you are in another city/country Highly recommend this bar/restaurant.

  • Visited June 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Monday night special”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

A friend invited me to the Monday night special which was one choice of Butter Chicken curry (but you could have it mild medium or hot) and a beer (there own home brewed one) for $15. We paid an extra $3 for naan bread on top. The beer was quite good (Im a Tui man myself) and the meal was ok - bowl of curry - rather watery and a bowl of rice. I thought the meal value for money but it did repeat a bit. As it was a Monday it was quit quiet - about 5 tables and it was hot. I love the atmosphere, the comfy chairs and very friendly service. ive been there on a Friday and its too rowdy for me, you cant hear yourself speak.

  • Visited June 2014
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Auckland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“awesome”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

Great food & drinks though a little pricey
Awesome atmosphere & great location
Friendly staff
Great selection of wines

Visited April 2014
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New Zealand
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125 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“exemplary”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

from the welcome as you walk in this restaurant bar is a great experience. Complimentary peanuts in shells on the bar, wait staff who seem pleased to see you and want to help, to the fantastic meals - especially the pate!, We have dined here numerous times, it has always been of a consistently high standard and always delivers. Add to this the great music that suits all ages and is at a volume which enables people to actually talk to each other, dance or just sing along and you have a great place to spend an evening. One of the staff, Leighton, who is just great, acknowledged us this week as being regulars and not only gave us a complimentary after dinner drink but also a voucher for two more drinks in the future. All those touches that just make you want to return over and over again.

  • Visited June 2014
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