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The Long Bar On Brandon

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22 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 1989
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Been going to Long Bar for years and the food is consistently good. Good for lunch as you can do lunch in an hour and very reasonable. You can guarantee a quick dinner if needed. Meals may not come out at the same time for people yet quality of food is great (large portions) and price reasonable. Probably eat here... More 

Thank Fennz
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was bland and the service was bad! Rude servers and we received our main before our starters. Our food was cold and not brought out at the same time! Overall I don't recommend this place!!!

Thank Jadounebedel
Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend coming here for their lunch time deals, unfortunately they hike the price up in the evening else I'd come here for dinner too. For $13-$14 you get a large portion of Malaysian food.. I recommend the chicken Nasi Goreng. Can be very busy and rowdy between 12 and 1pm so head down earlier or later and book a... More 

Thank iamrhys
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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213 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

I keep returning to the Long Bar because the food is good, value for money and the service is prompt. It may not be the flashest place in Wellington, but it's clean, friendly and central. It's generally not over busy. It is good for a quick and generous meal after a late afternoon or evening meeting before you head home.... More 

Thank Keith C
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Was in Wellington for the week on business caught up with a friend for dinner she recommended this place. I got entree of squid which was nice followed by a chicken dish. Meal size was huge so if you're not a big eater don't order an entree and main. Meals were nice, service was fine. My only complaint was there... More 

Thank Annette B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I always come to the long bar for lunch when I am visiting Wellington. I first discovered it 11 years ago and I always get laksa and sides of spring rolls and roti and peanut sauce. It's always really good. Service is prompt and the meal arrives very quickly. I have been there for dinner on occasions with my vegetarian... More 

Thank annasophia42
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Met up with a group of four friends for lunch. Starters came out very quickly but then we waited for a long time for our mains. Otherwise a great catch up with good company and good food.

Thank Talaleu
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Super friendly team at this cosy restaurant in Wellington CBD make it a pleasure to dine out on your own mid-week.

Thank gingerbiscuit63
New Zealand
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251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

A long time favourite where I know what I am getting with consistently good food, tasty, fresh and well priced. Basic service and a small wine list this place does everything it is supposed to do without the frills. Love it

Thank poohtravel
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131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Long Bar for a number of years. The food will never disappoint, its fast and great tasting.

Thank Brett H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 Brandon Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 1989
The popularity of The Long Bar on Brandon is testimony to its fast friendly service and sumptuously authentic Malaysian cuisine, making it a must try for lunch or dinner. Traditional mouth-watering curries, sambal and east coast Malaysian dishes, through to indian influences such as creamy kormas, are just some of the tasty dishes on their extensive menu. Everything is made from scratch using authentic ingredients and fresh produce - no instant pastes or msg – and there is a wide selection of vegetarian dishes. If you have any special dietary requirements, the welcoming staff are happy to arrange a meal to suit.The Long Bar on Brandon’s authentic chefs give diners a passionate smattering of South East Asian cuisine at it’s best, whether you are curious or a connoisseur. There is an extensive list of wines and beers to accompany your meal, and The Long Bar on Brandon also serve great coffee and have full bar facilities. Your email enquiries are welcomed and please phone to book.

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