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Topor Bistro

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$$ - $$$Polish, European,
3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
+64 4-233 9939
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good30%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“pierogi” (13 reviews)
“duck” (16 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Polish, European, Central European, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Another filling brunch at a favourite cafe that serves plenty of good quality food with great service. We’ve been here before and must come back for dinner even though it is a 45min drive from home - it’s worth the effort.

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

It’s really not that often I give 5* so this was really impressive. A simple building, bistro style, so not ‘posh’ surroundings, but relaxed and with great service. My OH had the beef, while I had the venison, both cooked to perfection, with veg that...More

Thank Alison D
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A great little suburban restaurant that serves authentic Polish and Eastern European food. Importantly about half of the dishes cater for gluten allergies - mains and desserts. We enjoyed a lovely quiet meal for two. The mains were amply sized and the two we selected...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 20 February 2018

4 of us had a brunch on a Sunday. The Pierogi was excellent and the Polish breakfasts were great and very filling.

Thank Foodape
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Just moved to the area and discovered this little gem. Great, food, great service, great friendly atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Ok - declaring an interest with a wife connected to Poland but after booking accomodation nearby for a smash and grab on the LEGO exhibition in Wellington we stumbled across this gem. Not many polish outfits in NZ but after Vodka,Borsch and Tears in Melbourne...More

Thank c0ffee4mi
Reviewed 4 February 2018

You don't know have to know anything about East European cuisine to enjoy the hearty fare here at "That Polish Place," as self-described on the cafe's big front window. Having lived for a time in and around Poland, I know it's the real deal. But...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 28 January 2018

I visited this restaurant with my husband and two sons. My husband was hesitant about the place when we first arrived, but it was our eldest sons choice for his 17th birthday meal. When the food arrived, my youngest, who is a fussy eater absolutely...More

Thank ChocolateCauldron
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Topor specialise in Polish cuisine - friendly, relaxed atmosphere in a great location, close to Plimmerton Beach. Great staff (very entertaining!), lovely meals and Polska vodka to liven up your party! Highly recommend for a cosy catch up with friends.

Thank Rohini M
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I read about this bistro on Trip Advisor but was a bit hesitant on reading the menu in the window. The menu is quite different to the usual fare but we decided to be brave! We only wanted a light lunch and ordered, and shared,...More

Thank Cynthia G
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16 December 2016|
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Response from Posey A | Property representative |
Hi there, Technically yes you can. We quite often do them from Australia. However, the American banking system is different and you would have to see what you need to do with your bank to send an overseas transfer. Please... More
Sharon K
26 July 2016|
Response from Posey A | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, Yes we are open on Fri Aug 26th for lunch. I do have space for you during lunch at this time and should tell you that we're in Visa Wellington on a Plate at that time as well. This offers you our regular menu or... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Beach Road | Plimmerton, Porirua 5026, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Porirua
  • Phone Number: +64 4-233 9939
Topor specializes in the finest of Polish cuisine as well as presenting a unique infusion of modern Eastern European dishes. Fully Licensed-Topor also offers a full range of specialty vodkas and the finest beers from Europe. Welcome to New Zealands only Polish restaurant and fondly known by locals as “That Polish Place” Relax and enjoy a fantastic experience-Eastern European style! NA ZDROWIE!!
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