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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr of Moa Point Road and Cochrane Street, Lyall Bay, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Heard lots of great reviews but never had the chance to go until last Sunday. Crowded for lunch but only a 10 minute wait on a table for 2. Service was very prompt once we were seated and we didn't have to wait too long...More

Thank zevonae
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful morning in Wellington with a swell in lyall bay so the view from the spruce was amazing, unfortunately the service and food did not quite match with an ok service from the staff and nothing really special from the food the coffee though was...More

Thank Q8926NWchrist
Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful location, even better if Wellington puts on a superb weather day (which we were very lucky to have). Sat outside on the deck, ordered at counter, was very busy environment. Meals were delicious, quick given the business of the restaurant & reasonably priced. Staff...More

Thank WizTines
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great ratings and reviews are usually a reliable marker these days, and at 4.2 on Zomato and Google, Spruce Goose lives up to it’s rep. The decor is modern rustic, with coloured metal fittings and art pieces, mirrors etc. It’s a large space, with plenty...More

Thank Reece B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for lunch with our tour group, and most of us had the Cesar salad with chicken. The lettuce and cheese was fabulous, but the chicken was a bit dry. It’s located right near the water with a wonderful view.

Thank Jeannie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a neat place. Ambiance overflowing, great cafe food, friendly and prompt service. Packed to the gunnels with customers of all ages who obviously agree with the above. Not the first time we've eaten here, certainly not the last. We'd driven down from Palmy for...More

Thank MerlinBlaise
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Early morning flight meant we needed breakfast so don't have it in the airport, take the time to drive over to Lyall Bay's Spruce Goose. Fantastic view of planes landing and surfers out trying to catch a wave - a lot happening while tucking into...More

Thank stevade
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to wait for 15 minutes to get seated as it was packed, the FOH staff member was a little short of charm and my order was incorrect. I ordered a chicken pie and received a fish pie instead so I went back to...More

Thank dianamwp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for first time on a very busy Sunday late morning. Very impressed with the food and the fast service! Interesting location close to airport and afterwards we took our dogs for a run on the beach just across the road.

Thank the_nz_halls
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location at Lyall Bay by the airport. Great for brunch with menu or awesome counter fare. Very good service and great coffee. Very busy most days, so be prepared for lots of people at peak times.

Thank Jadedog
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
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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