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Picnic Cafe

The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-472 6002
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“cheese scone” (11 reviews)
“fish cakes” (3 reviews)
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Take the cable car to the top of the Botanical Gardens, walk down and head for the Picnic Café for refreshment! We had brunch there on a busy Sunday morning - sun shining, no wind and no rain! You order at the counter but this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Simmobrizzy
Reviewed 2 days ago

All staff very friendly and helpful on a busy sunday lunch time combined with nice food makes a great place for a relaxed lunch.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 598philippah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in here for coffee and snacks while walking down from the Cable Car through the Botanical Garden. Great place to stop in, especially if the weather is cooperating.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Ulwazi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good cafe in a great location. The coffee and cakes were great but you could also get sandwiches and meals. Worth going to if you are visiting the gardens or the observatory.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 October 2018

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch outside after visiting the gardens! Nice selection of food, with gluten free options.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LisaH440
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A lovely place for lunch. Set in a lovely garden. The food was excellent and came out reasonably quickly given how busy they were. All the staff were very pleasant and helpful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carol H
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Popped in for lunch after wandering the gardens. Service was great and our order arrived very quickly even though it was really busy. The food was great and with generous portions. Prices were a little high but not over the top. Would certainly go back...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Christine C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

A great place to eat. We had tea and snacks. Prices were very reasonable and the setting was perfect with the rose garden to gaze upon.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We eat here regularly and it is our favourite for Sunday brunch. Great staff, good ingredients, well prepared. Can’t go wrong.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Navigator574982
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had a friend staying so as the weather wasn't the greatest, we decided to head here as we could have a quick bite to eat and then check out the begonia house at the same time!! The coffee was GREAT, staff were friendly and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank zevonae
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yes, absolutely - we are very dog friendly!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-472 6002
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