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“Excellent place for cold and hungry families!!”
Review of Chico's Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Chico's Restaurant & Bar
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Wellington, NZ
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent place for cold and hungry families!!”
Reviewed 13 July 2012

Like the reviewer below this one, we also thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Chico's. We had gone from place to place looking for somewhere that would take the six of us and a baby buggy. We thought at 6pm we'd be one of the early diners but every place was already very full.
We were also accosted by the lovely Irish employee who was sure he'd find a table for us in the upstairs restaurant. Sure enough he bounded back down the stairs with the welcome news that there was a table by the fire awaiting us. He even helped carry the buggy up the stairs!
Our table was large enough to fit us all with comfortable elbow room and the buggy was tucked beside so that it didn't inconvenience other diners. The place was very full yet it still seemed spacious and relaxing.
Our meals were delicious, best steak I've had in a long time. Only disappointment was that the Chilli Prawn Linguine had already run out but there were other things on the menu that looked as good.
Price wise it was very easy on the pocket considering how many of us there were. $230 for 6 mains, 3 desserts, bottle of Church Road Cab Sav, glass of white wine, and 2 kids fizzy's. Not bad at all!
Beautiful food, great place to eat and very welcoming and attentive staff. We were completely satisfied with Chico's and would definitely return.

  • Visited July 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank zacross
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English first
Auckland, NZ
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect atmosphere and dining experience”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Chico's. We were standing outside in the cold reading their menu board trying to decide if this was a place for us and our kids when we were kindly accosted by a employee(?) dragging us inside saying we won't be disappointed. It amused us that he continued to do this all night dragging potential business in from the cold. As the restaurant upstairs was full we were seated in the Cafe/Bar downstairs with the fire roaring and we were served our drinks and then meal in a very timely manner. The service was friendly and very chatty. Food excellent and well priced for Queenstown. Easily return to Chico's to dine.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank Teagle
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Newcastle NSW
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum Yum”
Reviewed 5 July 2012

Fantasic food, great prices and the open fire keeps the place very warm!

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
Thank chantel-09
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Pub Food”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Big Meals and lots of taste! Nice atmosphere inside.

Visited June 2012
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1 Thank the_ange23
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Perth, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great coffee”
Reviewed 10 June 2012

A cosy little bar to sit in on a cold day to enjoy a coffee or a glass of wine. The coffees are great and they have yummy savoury muffins. Next time we visit we will have a meal here as the ambience is lovely.

Visited May 2012
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1 Thank Norma F
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