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JJ Murphy & Co

$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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119 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
09:00 - 23:30
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Sun 08:00 - 23:30
Mon - Tue 09:00 - 23:30
Wed - Thu 09:00 - 02:00
Fri 09:00 - 03:00
Sat 08:00 - 03:00
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Felt so inclined to write a review for this excuse of an Irish bar. I have never met such rude bar staff, having travelled the world and worked in bars myself including being a duty manager here in New Zealand, I couldn't believe by how badly this place is run. What kind of a bar only puts three people behind... More 

Thank Kristy T
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered fish, made a point of asking if it was fresh, it wasn't. Rotten fish that I could smell before I put my knife in. It stank.

Thank cideristhefuture
Hawera, New Zealand
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks like a fun place, and a pub is always a nice change, but .... I have never encountered such rude service staff in my life. I went to the bar to order a beer - asked if they Amstel Lite....I was abruptly told by the young woman behind the bar that she was busy talking to someone else.... More 

Thank HaweraNZ
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lively place to visit. Lamb shanks are a favourite of ours and they don't disappoint each time we have them. The staff are friendly, happy to answer questions about the menu or happy hour and $10 jugs of beer are pretty good value. Free pool and a nice balcony to sit with a drink all add to... More 

Thank c0lleen58
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82 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was the first time visiting Cuba St and we wanted a place for a late night drink. Not really knowing where to go, we decided on this place as it looked really popular. The bouncer was friendly and helpful enough, but the wait staff were nowhere to be found. It was really difficult getting service so we went to... More 

Thank dunmetiel
Chicago, Illinois
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1,408 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

The fish and chips had overly breaded fish. There were pigeons walking around - inside the restaurant. And wrestling on the TV - not our cup of tea.

Thank Diane K
Newcastle, Australia
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

This placed was packed on the outside - but inside there were quite a few booths empty and we were lucky enough to score one for dinner. It did fill up pretty quickly as the night went on. This is a place to go if you want a huge meal at a good price. I had the stew and it... More 

Thank Dianne F
Cornwall, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We stopped here for a drink then, after some hours of sight-seeing came back for a meal. Fully recommend.

Thank Robonline
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122 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

We stopped here for a quick drink while strolling around Wellington, the barman (Irish funnily enough) was whitty and friendly. I'd like to go back here and try their food as the kitchen seemed well equipped and it seems like it has a nice atmosphere. The drinks were great though!

Thank FoxyLoxy025
Canberra, Australia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Looking for an informal place for a feed that had some character, found JJ's and had a pint of beer that became 2 with a fish and chips. There was a 2 for 1 deal for the main that was great value. Would come again 👍


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
08:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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