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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 good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“cheese scone” (11 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 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Family get together of 17. Excellent service, friendly staff and reasonable pricing. Not to long a wait for food. All came out together and hot. Definitely recommend.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 30 April 2018

As in all the venues we visited on our month's vacation in New Zealand and Australia, we received another lovely welcome from the friendly staff at the Picnic Café. The cafe is situated within the beautiful Lady Norwood Rose Garden at the Wellington Botanic Garden...More

Thank lovetrav_9
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed just around the corner so with a series of good reviews we couldn’t not give it a go. Firstly was good to see a premium coffee bean (Supreme) selection and the coffee didn’t disappoint. Long black had little more volume than a double espresso...More

Thank Marcus H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 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 11 April 2018 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.

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25 August 2017|
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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
Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, 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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