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CQ Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
213-223 Cuba Street | CQ Quality Hotel Wellington, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
+64 4-385 2156
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (12 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“risotto” (3 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, Pub, New Zealand, International, European, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
213-223 Cuba Street | CQ Quality Hotel Wellington, Wellington 6141, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 192 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was disappointing ... it was a buffet and continental part was typical hotel fare. Cooked breakfast was poor. Bacon was undercooked and chewed, scrambled eggs were milky and rubbery, hash browns were over cooked and hard. Only decent thing was the mushroons

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TrevorMcNZ
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Love that this restaurant embraces sign language! Yes! Longish wait for order to be taken however not too long to wait for food. I ordered salmon and vegies- scrumptious. Partner ordered burger and chips, burger delicious, chips should have been piping hot. Desert scrumptious chocolate...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LMB27958
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Dear LMB27958, Gracious greetings from Wellington! Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review! We are pleased to learn that you've enjoyed your dining experience and we will continue to strive and excel to meet your expectations. We look forward to having...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious! Ordered the risotto and polenta fries, both of which I was worried may not be good as many other places have disappointed. But both were fantastic! Polenta fries crispy just the way they should be and the risotto was perfect. And at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KimberleyM709
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Dear Kimberley M, I very much appreciate your comments regarding your dining experience at the CQ Wellington. It is always a great pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Tania, our waitress absolutely made our dinner experience wonderful. We’re in awe of her service, total commitment, “nothing is too much or hard” approach. We loved practicing sign language with Tania and having a good laugh together. This restaurant is an excellent example of seeing...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jen R
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Dear Jen R, Gracious greetings from Wellington! Thank you for taking time to write us a wonderful review! We are pleased to learn that you've enjoyed your dining experience with us and I have shared your comments with the team. They very much appreciate your...More

Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

The service was great and really attentive from the beginning until the end but he food are pretty average for un hotel in Wellington, the decor need to be more actual.More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank ZSMMFS
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2018

Dear ZSMMFS, Gracious greetings from Wellington! Thank you for dining with us and for taking time to provide your valuable feedback. We are pleased to learn that you experienced a high level of customer service. I sincerely apologise that the meals did not meet your...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018

don't go there it's not worth it so expensive for the medium quality food you could go there if wanted but yeah only for a snack or drink! it's yummy but doesn't fill you up! that's the problem!!!More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bristics
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Dear Bristics, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback in regards to your dining experience at CQ Wellington. Please accept my sincerest apologies that your experience did not meet your expectations. I appreciate you sharing your concerns as this allows us an...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

What a treat the soup and fish main was excellent so delicious and I must mention the waiting staff they are so attentive and lovely a pleasure to dine here. Keep up the fabulous work I'll be back for moreMore

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Paul H
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Dear Paul H, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. I have shared your comments with my Team and they very much appreciate your kind comments. I look forward to welcoming you back to our restaurant in the near future. Kind...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Loved this hidden restaurant in Cuba street. Very tasty meals great friendly staff and normal pricing. You have the choice of the hotels cafe, bar or restaurant meals All were greatMore

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Dianne T
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Dear Dianne T, It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with the team as this feedback will serve as an encouragement as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

a fantastic evening with my partner at this fabulous restaurant, really loved the food, service and ambiance of this wonderful dining experience.More

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: April 2018
Thank fiddes1954
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Dear fiddes1954, Gracious greetings from Wellington! Thank you for dining with us recently and for taking time to write us a wonderful review! We are pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time in our restaurant. I have shared your comments with the team and...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018

It was ok but not helped by an over zealous waiter who completely cleared our table before we had time to eat our toast and have tea and coffeeMore

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Date of visit: April 2018
Thank kjandbev
NLIHarper, General Manager at CQ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear kjandbev, Thank you for taking the time to provide your valuable feedback. I have shared your comments with my team and thank you for bringing this to my attention. We look forward to welcoming you back to CQ Hotels in the near future. Kind...More

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Beverid
5 October 2016|
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Response from LisaBaughan | Property representative |
Dear Beverid, Yes we offer a kid menu selection and yes we are kids friendly :) we have a play area as well for children with toys, a play pen and a Xbox and a big screen TV. please contact us directly if you wish to make... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$17 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Private Dining, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213-223 Cuba Street | CQ Quality Hotel Wellington, Wellington 6141, New Zealand (Formerly CQ Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 2156
  • E-mail
Description
Take a bite out of the Cuba Quarter at CQ Restaurant. With chefs from all over the world bringing their influences to the cuisine served, CQ Restaurant stands apart as a benchmark for fantastic food at an even better price. If you're looking for a place to experience Wellington's cuisine then look no further than CQ. Plenty of daily specials available. The CQ Restaurant is the first restaurant to offer a menu in NZ Sign Language! We pride ourselves on making our restaurant accessible for all.
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