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Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro - CLOSED

241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8464
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
21 Aug 2015
21 Jul 2015
“Highly Recommend”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

A quirky experience with some good and bad points. For an expensive restaurant, I expected a lot more. It does not compete in any way with similarly or even lower –priced restaurants. I will not be going back. Food aside for a moment: There was...More

Thank nzfauna
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place is amazing. Such good food. Very loud, but worth every penny. Everything we had (and we had a large group) was delicious and happy that we spent the special occasion here.

Thank Dolfnz
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

Friends and I went for a mid-week treat to Charlie Bill. We had a fabulous time and, as always, a delicious meal. The hot smoked salmon entree was outstanding and the Asian braised pork belly was rich and satisfying. We were almost too full for...More

Thank Vikki C
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We really enjoyed our dinner at Charlie Bill's. The service was superb. My husband and I shared a feta soufflé which was very tasty. The lamb and beef main courses were both well-prepared, although not exceptional. The wine was excellent. Altogether, it was a good...More

Thank slctravel
Reviewed 2 March 2015

Amazing food (especially the hot smoked salmon) and great service. Long gaps between courses so took three hours to have an entree, main and coffee/dessert wine. Lovely relaxed evening out and not too noisy even when seated next to a table of six.

Thank interestedexpl0rer
Reviewed 25 February 2015

Staying with our family in Wellington we were advised to try out Charlie Bill. Well, the restaurant is small and intimate with lovely staff/owner and a great introduction to the great variety of fresh food and ingredients. The home hot smoked salmon rivals mine, just...More

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 6 February 2015

Set in the heart of Thorndon, this is fine dining at its best. The menu is good, the food is delicious, and the wine selection is excellent. They even have a couple of BYO nights every week (but check with the management first). The atmosphere...More

Thank genesis17
Reviewed 1 February 2015

We happened to be staying at a little townhouse in Thorndon and, being far too lazy to walk very far, decided to have dinner at the first place we came across. Thank goodness it was Charlie Bill. It felt more like we'd come across good...More

Thank 00DW00
Reviewed 19 January 2015 via mobile

Simply our most favourite restaurant in town. Whether it's an intimate dinner for two, or a larger group, the layout works to provide great atmosphere. Hemi and Leigh are the best hosts, and a great combo excelling at their respective roles of head chef and...More

Thank 388kathg
Reviewed 18 January 2015 via mobile

We had great food, wine and dessert. Comfortable location and ambiance. Quick and attentive service. A must try!

Thank Globetrotter-ish
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 12 - USD 26
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 241 Tinakori Road | Thorndon, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8464
  • E-mail
Charlie Bill brings you modern New Zealand cuisine with an emphasis on honest, wholesome food in a cosy and intimate dining environment. Award-winning chef Hemi Tahu and partner Leigh Thornett look forward to welcoming you to Charlie Bill - Fine Food Bistro. Located on Tinakori Road a stone's throw from the city centre.
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