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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” (10 reviews)
“fish cakes” (3 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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.

Thank alicegrey2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Navigator574982
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank zevonae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little crowded being a wet day but there is nice outdoor tables for sunny days. Food varied and good quality. Lot to choose from and service good. I believe that it is good for luncheon didn't try dinner. Parking is autrocious so best to...More

Thank claeview
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a busy cafe packed with locals and tourists. The food at this place is obviously overpriced. The taste was alright though.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

After reading the reviews I made it a point to come here for a family lunch. I ordered the vege breakfast, chips and coffee and my wife and son shared. The service was brisk and friendly and the coffee arrived promptly (which was well made)....More

Thank markadamc
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Called in after a walk around the gardens, enjoyed the fish cakes - beautiful flavours and the Japanese Lime Green Tea is to die for. Glad we sat inside because the sparrows were busy outside but it’s winter so to be expected! Lovely friendly staff...More

Thank MTAnderson
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Ordered cheese scones and pot of tea and sat under the umbrella outside and enjoyed the view of the Lady Norwood Rose Garden. Staff were very friendly, prices were good and cheese scones were delicious. Would definitely recommend stopping here after your Botanic Gardens walk...More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

What a great find. Really good coffee and breakfast very tasty and a bit different from the norm. Staff very friendly. We will be back when next in Wellington.

Thank smartybarty
Reviewed 24 May 2018

Very pleasant location. Great service and food. We walked from the cable car through gardens and then found this place. Excellent!

Thank DavoQJ999
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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
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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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