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Smith the Grocer

Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 27 240 8723
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“french toast” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Tucked away this is a great spot for stop off, fantastic coffee, great food and excellent friendly service Eggs bennie gets me every time, cooked to perfection!

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited twice over a long weekend for lunch. My partner had the iced coffee on each occasion and it was much better on the second. The first was a bit weak. I had the same panini two days running and the second one was much...More

Thank Libranace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had brunch here today and it was superb. The salads were lovely and even the small portion was more than we could eat, because we saved room for cake. The Zany feta and falafel dish was delicious. The Fix and Fogg snickerlicious was divine...More

Thank Sandybeaches2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had been here with friends on a previous trip to Wellington and loved it so the whanau decided to head here before a trip to Te Papa. The lads loved their hot chocolates. One had the pancakes and the other the toast and...More

Thank spraggbj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for a bite late on a Sunday morning. The food and coffee were both very good. Glad we stumbled on this place while walking around, would definitely go back for a quick bite.

Thank RinneyEps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is in the Old Bank Arcade and offers a good choice of gluten free and other foods. We had a pleasant lunch here at a reasonable price.

Thank RobandMaryJean
Reviewed 2 November 2017

On a business trip to Wellington we were looking for something quick to eat. The service was amazing, the food was delicious and well priced. Overall if I am in the area again this will be my go to place for lunch from now on.

Thank mrmaccnz
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Great little eatery with vaulted bright ceilings. Food was fabulous - recommend the black pudding all day breakfast.

Thank delb0inz
Reviewed 23 October 2017

One of our favourites in Wellington. We always go here for brunch when staying in the city. Love the food, the feel and the service. Can't go wrong here.

Thank M0j3
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

I am lucky to work right next to Smith’s. It’s difficult not to want to eat there every day. The scones are wonderful but so is everything else. One of the best Lamb Burgers I have ever eaten. Everything is made with a passion for...More

Thank Steve R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Bank Arcade 231 Lambton Quay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 27 240 8723
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