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US$10 - US$21
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Fusion, Gastropub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1.7 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed 2 November 2021

Great pub atmosphere. Great staff Great steak nights on a Wednesday Great Margaritas Very sociable and a great location.

Date of visit: October 2021
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to let us and others know what you enjoy about the KVP! We enjoy serving customers like you!

Reviewed 4 August 2021

We went with my family for dinner. The owner and the staff were so accommodating, attentive and friendly. The food was amazing. So much so that my daughter, a very picky eater, loved the burger and chips. My steak was perfectly cooked and the pork...belly my partner ordered was so good I stole a bit. We felt so comfortable, and everything was so amazing in every aspect, I just had to recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2021

Dear Noefav - We are elated to hear about your experience at the KVP. Thank you so much for letting us know. Cheers!

Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

What a great bar this is! Just off the village ‘high street’ tucked up so you would only know about it if your one of the locals or in the know. It’s a great bar with good food amd drink options. Beat of all is...the outdoor space where you can gaze down the Aro Valley with a cheeky pint. Well recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2021

Hi Anthony - we are overjoyed to receive this review from you! Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you like about the KVP. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 May 2021

We came here on a busy Saturday night, service was fantastic, food was okay. Plenty of vegetarian options which I was very impressed with.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2021

Dear Lucy - Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We have been working on catering more to vegetarians recently, so we are happy to hear that you found this aspect of our menu impressive. We are also sorry to hear...More

Reviewed 6 September 2020 via mobile

We live round the corner and pop in every so often with the kids (or when we can without them!). Every time we turn up the team are really welcoming and helpful which sets the tone as to the focus of the KVP. There is...a good range of beers which change often and the staff are always happy for you to taste them. The current owners have revamped the food menu and priced it well so you are encouraged to return more often than just for the one off special occasion. The food is really good and the burgers sublime... We really love this place and it’s so good to have a local that you enjoy supporting. Of course it’s not just for locals - everyone is welcome!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
869kierstenk, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2020

Kia ora MaidaValeBoy, Thanks for making our day by letting us know what you love about the KVP! We love having locals like you! Cheers

Reviewed 1 September 2020

I love this place. My wife and I pop in every two weeks or so and whilst we are certainly not 'locals' the bar manager usually remembers what she drinks. The beer taps change often and the service is good. I have read some of...the other reviews and feel some have an expectation of a five start restaurant when its a local pub. I have found the food really good. Keep it up and hope the person who wrote the review under your name instead of Kelburn Cafe removes the post.More

Date of visit: August 2020
869kierstenk, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2020

Kia ora 433stevew, You'll always be a local to us. Thanks for the great review! Team KVP

Reviewed 25 July 2020

for a cafe that is pretty much empty I don't understand how its possible to serve rock hard poached eggsMore

Date of visit: July 2020
869kierstenk, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2020

Dear Sam, We are sorry to hear of your disappointing experience. As the Kelburn Village Pub we have no ownership or influence over the Kelburn Cafe. We take our reviews seriously and would appreciate it if you would leave your review for the accurate location...More

Reviewed 27 May 2020 via mobile

Had dinner on a Saturday night with a group of six friends. The restaurant was very busy and we had to wait some time for our booked table. Once at the table the service was really poor and only got worse across the night. Had...to ask for additional drinks, water, salt and pepper etc. Plates weren’t cleared quickly and we were not offered desert or coffee. That said, the food was very nice. Having to wait two hours to get our main courses is not ok. The restaurant got quieter but the service didn’t improve and it really felt like they couldn’t be bothered. The service at Kelburn Village Pub falls far short of the Wellington standard.More

Date of visit: May 2020
869kierstenk, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2020

Dear Kiwigirl100, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience - it is certainly not the experience we aim to give our customers. We had a very unusual situation on Saturday night in...More

Reviewed 17 February 2020

A lovely local pub in this village location. We were taken by friends and their family. I had a great burger. The rest also enjoyed their food in a lovely ambience made better by the efficient knowledgeable and helpful staff. Will certainly return on our...next visit to WellingtonMore

Date of visit: January 2020
869kierstenk, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. It's helpful for us to hear from customers what they like about the KVP, so we can make sure to keep it up! Looking forward to seeing you again :)

Reviewed 9 January 2020

i had the burger with bacon and fries last night and (I know this sounds a little ridiculous, but . . . who cares) I have honestly never eaten a better hamburger in my entire life. Each bite was like a transforming experience. Incredible meat...quality. Juicy. Just absolutely exquisite. And then there was the staff. Unbelievably laid back, relaxed atmosphere . . . . with friendly attentive service at the same time. Almost forget to mention the nice selection of smaller label craft beers (no, not the usual Lion/DB "craft" clones with no hops). Funny how hard it's become to not be faced with only Macs, Montieths, Steinlager, Speights, etc when you walk into a "pub" hoping for a REAL beer. And then to finish it off . . . . . a beautifully prepared slice of cheesecake that looked like an art project . . . . and an absolutely delicious flat white (that name really didn't do it justice). I'll remember last night for a very long time. Thanks so much.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Kiersten K, Owner at Kelburn Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Dear KevsCountryBunker, It sounds like we made your night last night and today you made ours. Thank you so very much for the lovely review. It's always helpful to hear from our customers and rewarding as well when we have succeeded in giving them a...More

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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5