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Kelburn Village Pub

$$ - $$$, , Fusion
87 Upland Rd, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-475 8380
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (6 reviews)
“ceviche” (2 reviews)
“cable car” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Fusion, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
87 Upland Rd, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Kelburn Village Pub
1. A place for everyone
"Warm, cozy environment with very friendly owners"
alanmarmul
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2. We are serious about food
"We are never disappointed at Kelburn Village Pub."
Margarita P
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3. Diverse craft beer selection
"Fantastic Village Pub, great range of mainline and craft beer."
Edward I
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1 - 10 of 78 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Maybe we got them on an off night. Given the good reviews it gets, I certainly hope this was the case. My sirloin dish was bland to the point of being inedible. It was as if there had been absolutely no seasoning used in its...More

Thank 234felixm
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear 234felixm, Thank you for your visit and review. Your description of our steak dish is definitely the opposite of what we generally hear. We have devoted most of the year to providing a first class menu and have gotten great feedback on it. Our...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

I have visited the Kelburn Pub a handful of times now and have never been disappointed. They serve upscale pub food that is always beautifully presented and super tasty. It’s clear a lot of care goes into making it. I ordered the steak on one...More

1  Thank chels216
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Thank you so very much for letting us know what you like about the KVP! Cheers!!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you for a great evening. The meal and service was excellent and very good value.There was a large group of us and you handled everything superbly.

Thank Muritai4017
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you choosing to have your function with us. We loved having you!!

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Interesting and good value fixed price menu on the night, still rare in New Zealand. Relaxed atmosphere, food imaginative without being flashy. Excellent quality. Friendly and competent staff. Recommended.

Thank Pangloss91
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your description of the KVP is exactly what we've been aiming for! Cheers :)

Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

My local pub has really upped its game. It was always a good choice for the quality beer it has on tap but now has really improved the food. Our vegetarian friends both had excellent meals. My steak was perfect and dessert really tasty. Service...More

Thank Dolphman
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us and let us know what you enjoy about the KVP! We have put a lot of effort into "upping our game" recently and it is great to hear that you notice and like the changes :)!

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Just landed in Wellington and looked for quick local diner in Kelburn. One place to be .... right here. Guinness and home made beef hamburger with chips (French fries). Awesome! Fresh great food, very testy, nice people and good vibes with locals. A little bit...More

Thank Blanpy
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review us - welcome to Wellington!!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We have dined here twice now as a family and from the service to the food it's been wonderful. Staff are very accommodating and polite, food is mouthwatering delicious. Love that this is our local!

Thank 854melisaw
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and let us know what you love about the KVP! We love our locals!

Reviewed 26 August 2018

My wife and I met a lovely local lady on the Cable Car and suggested we walk the 10 minutes down to this pub for dinner and it was very charming. It was great to stroll along and smell the many different flowers on the...More

Thank DesperadoNthQld
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Thanks very much for taking to the time to visit us and leave a review! We've always thought that a ride on the cable car and a meal with us would make a nice outing!

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Had a family meal last Tuesday evening and luckily had room for us as lots of tables were reserved (maybe due to quiz night) so I'd recommend booking if you want to eat. It's a cosy, comfy place to be, the staff are very welcoming...More

Thank andrew p
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Dear Andrew - It is an honour to receive a review like this. And all the more so since as a Yorkshireman you know good beer! We work hard at the KVP and it feels great to know that it is appreciated! Thank you!

Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Went there last Thursday, the place was busy, great food, good ambience and good drinks. I highly recommend it!!

Thank superfood2017
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2018

Thank you very much for your review and recommendation!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$22
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Upland Rd, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-475 8380
  • E-mail
Description
At its heart the Kelburn Village Pub has always been about bringing people from dissimilar backgrounds together in one place where everyone feels at home. In spite of our many differences, we all agree on one important thing – a great meal is a starting point of any meaningful relationship. We don’t believe in holding back just because we are a pub! Whether your preference is a local craft beer to watch the rugby or a first class meal to mark a special occasion, you are certain to find what you’re looking for at the KVP!
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