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Spruce Goose

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-387 2277
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good40%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (36 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 565 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Had a beer and something to eat here with 8 freinds in August. Was very nice, our waiter was Samoan and was very lovely. We had burgers, shoe string cips and pale ale's (cant remember the brands). There was some construction going on in front...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 1 week ago

My go to place when Im flying out of Wellington. Food and view are great. Busy place, go early or book

Thank 629SusanS629
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hugely popular place down by the airport runway is a great spot to watch planes landing and surfers doing their thing in Evans Bay. They efficiently churn through diners even when very busy. We haven't been for a while and the food seems to...More

Thank Calum G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was expecting more from the wings, they were around $17. They hadn't been marinaded and/or didn't have any sauce on them, they were simply deep fried and served with some chutney/salsa thing on the side. Nice setting tho.

Thank the_doctor54321
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A great place to get a good coffee and assortment of delicious food. Always visit this cafe when we are picking or dropping off at the airport as so handy.Waiting staff are always courteous and helpful.

Thank vmc636
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Kept waiting for table as two thirds of cafe closed off. Staff professional but cold like the prevailing southerly winds. The food was good but let down by over cooked bacon, under cooked hash browns and bland beans. It is quite a pricey cafe. Next...More

Thank nomorebadsevice
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Best place in Welly for eggs Montreal! I’ve been here quite a few times..over all experience is usually good.. I would say it’s slightly on the expensive side but quality usually makes up for it. Service can either be very good or very bad.. the...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Dinner was good, asked for bowl of chips to come before dinner, but arrived after w got main meal, other than that food hot and good quality

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Food was delicious and good value. Plenty of variety. Parking was easy and across the road. Waitresses were courteous and entertaining. Great place to hold a class reunion.

Thank Arbor253
Reviewed 23 June 2018

I do not know why we persist with this place.... Oh yes I know the view and the dogs playing across the road. We have never had good service at this place and the food is pretty average. We made the mistake of going here...More

Thank helenpasco
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-387 2277
The simple things in life are often the best, so we thought why complicate things? If we could find a great place and add in the essential ingredients for a good time, like top class fare, a fine selection of beverages and impeccable service, we knew we could create something special. Thus the Spruce Goose was born. You'll find us on Moa Point Road overlooking the waters of Lyall Bay. We're open from 7am till late, so whether you're after a quick morning coffee, a late night knees-up or anything in between simply swing on in to the Spruce Goose. Because we'll be waiting with good food, good drinks and a big smile. See you soon.
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