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) #111 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Cafe, , European
159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-473 8500
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well located and nice atmosphere. A good place to start the day with excellent coffee and food, variety on the menu. A must for the visitor...

Thank Shaun C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee, ok breakfast, don't like cafes where you have to order, pay, take coffee and then wait for food at the table - but that's just me. Busy popular location.

Thank travel7792
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

So went in for a drink and was recommended a very nice ginger ale. Staff very nice and helpful. One of the staff girls even helped me to find a power plug. There's apparently only one at the big coffee grinder. Seemed busy, nice size...More

Thank EdiMees
Reviewed 11 May 2017

What nicer way to fill in an hour whilst waiting to meet up with family on arriving in Wellington. It was wonderful sitting out on the balcony sipping wine and watching the city bustle. It was nice to make a return visit. Very good service.

Thank Rme48
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for lunch. There are two serving areas at the long counter. An a la carte menu is available with extensive brunch options plus some cabinet food. We ordered smoked salmon on quinoa with rocket. It was truly excellent. Instead of the...More

Thank BigZed52
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The Astoria is a well appointed European themed restaurant that is one of the seemingly few decent options for lunch open on a Sunday. They roast their own coffee at Astoria and do a fantastic job of it. The food is promptly served and very...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Amazingly quick service. Coffee good and staff attentive. Can cobble your own breakfast together out of sides which is always a win.

Thank MadAuntM
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Meet a friend for breakfast and lucky to get there before it got too busy (7.30 weekday). The staff were fantastic and the food arrived quickly. They were happy to modify my order for me. The food was delicious

Thank Juliette D
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A regular haunt when I visit Wellington for good coffee and in my case hot chocolate. It is always busy and has a hard layout so is not that quiet as noise reverberates. This does give it a vibe if noise is not an issue.

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Always come to Astoria when im in Wellington It's always good!! great food nice coffee!! great staff!!!

Thank Brycee10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
08:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 159 Lambton Quay | Midland Park, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-473 8500
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Perched on the edge of Midland Park, at the heart of Wellington’s shopping and business districts, Astoria offers a blend of grand European café culture and the quintessential bustle of Wellington city life. A celebrated atmosphere is fuelled by the café’s contribution to the popular park, particularly when the sun graces us with its presence.On colder days, loyal clientèle enjoy the cosy expanse of our vintage interior. The menu is inspired by seasonal produce, paired with coffee roasted on-site.
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