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The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-472 6002
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good38%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cheese scone” (10 reviews)
“fruit skewers” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
The Begonia House | Lady Norwood Rose Garden, Botanic Garden, Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot to stop for lunch after a walk through the gardens. I had a croissant with ham and brie. It was so fresh and tasty. Loved my latté too. Restroom was nice and clean.

Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One off the nicest apple pie and whipped cream that I've had for some time. Very fresh and the right amount of cream to go with it. Mocha to drink but was little on the cool side for me.

1  Thank Voodles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I happened upon this cafe / restaurant by accident - how lucky we were! We had taken the cable car up to the Botanic Gardens and made our way back down. The beautiful garden of roses drew us in and the friendly...More

Thank toruairc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is so lovely to go to the gardens on a nice day sun shinning sitting outside under the graph vines having a coffee / tea and having a yummy cheese scone or muffin. Or you can order there great poached eggs bacon chips or...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a stroll around the botanical gardens we stopped here for a lunch and were glad we did. The staff were so helpful and friendly, giving us the run-down on what was on offer plus the specials. We three had a lovely selection for lunch:...More

Thank WindsurferAndy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A chance visit to Picnic meant that we had great lunch. Good food combined with a very helpful staff member meant we had the food we wanted in a timely manner. A great place for lunch.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Picnic Cafe next to the Botanic Garden’s Lady Norwood Rose Garden. One can sit viewing a very large rose garden. The background view includes a wooded hill of the gardens, and a picturesque wooded hill which is part of the Wellington Northern Walkway. The...More

Thank SDTwit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My 11 year old son and I love coming here. They do the best thick shakes and we also love the crepes with lemon and sugar. It’s one of our favourite regular places now, and even when they’re very busy (which is often) the staff...More

Thank Julie170473
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Had a very tasty curry chicken croissant and lucky it was because at $10 I had high expectations. But I cant get past $7.50 for a coffee which my work mate paid, cant justify a coffee that expensive anywhere! Great location and serviceMore

Thank caylemf
Joey39A, Owner at Picnic Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for your kind words regarding our service and location. We take pride in our service, food and coffee, and believe our pricing is very competitive with other cafes. I’d just like to clarify that there is no coffee on our menu that is $7.50....More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

We found the cafe by accident after catching cable car to the top of the hill and then walking down through the gardens. Very glad we did! I had a rhubarb and apple crumble which was the perfect balance between sweet and tart. My husband...More

Thank Amanda M
Joey39A, Owner at Picnic Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks for your review. We take pride in our service, and food! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Kind regards Team Picnic

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Response from Joey39A | Property representative |
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
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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