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“Excellent bistro, not restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Pravda Cafe

Pravda Cafe
Ranked #43 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$33
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Pravda translates to mean "The Truth". And nothing could be more honest about Wellington's coffee culture than this cafe, bar and bistro. Set in the heart of the city amongst the hustle and bustle of share traders, commuters and visitors to the Lambton shopping precinct, Pravda is located in an elegant building with towering vaulted ceilings and hanging chandeliers of crystal. The menu includes classic European dishes as you would expect of a busy modern bistro. Pravda is home to Wellington's Immigrant's Son Coffee brand. Pravda as the name implies offers the honest simplicity of bistro food, freshly roasted coffee, wines of the world and the welcome of an old friend.
Phippsburg, Maine
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Excellent bistro, not restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Excellent food and service in an interesting restored old building in downtown Wellington. Very pleasant bistro atmosphere. Modestly limited menu, but very well done. The risotto with mushrooms, spinach and Parmesan was superb. Creative preparations, but not mysterious. Excellent bar with generous choices, including good scotch. Popular with locals- usually a good indicator.

Visited March 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2014

We always go to Pravda - the staff are excellent and go that extra step to make your night great. The food at Pravda is consistent and always delicious. It attracts a fun crowd too.

Visited February 2014
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Geneva, Switzerland
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241 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Fun place with good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2014

Fun atmosphere with large bust of Lenin and Russian revolutionary banners on the walls. The cafe was full but service was very prompt and efficient, and the food was excellent. An enjoyable meal all round.

  • Visited February 2014
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Darwin, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Fantastic Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

We called in here on the offchance we could grab something to eat at just on 3pm. Not only did they open the kitchen for us which was officially closed for lunch, but we were made very welcome and not hurried in the least, even though they were setting up for their dinner menu. We had no prior knowledge of this cafe but wow what a find! The food was outstanding, and the service second to none! This is definately a place I can recommend for a scrumptious lunch and wonderful atmosphere. Top marks to the staff and chefs.

  • Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“One word - stylish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2014

Very nice cafe/bar. Had a lovely breakfast and morning coffee. Very efficient and professional staff. Like it.

Visited February 2014
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