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Jano Bistro

270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9892
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Zealand, French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful 'Jano experience'. Having travelled far and I finally found time to spend christmas with my family I had to make a decision on where to eat in wellington. Look no further when I say "Go to Jano, its NZ's best-kept secret"...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we've had the degustation menu here over the past 5 years. It has always been exceptional. The service is brilliant with very welcoming staff and owners on site, the chef is French and sources fresh local ingredients and creates his...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Mallyzone
Reviewed 7 December 2018

This is one of the best dining experiences you can have in Wellington! The food combines colours, flavours and textures that will excite you and make you wonder at the skills and imagination of the chef. This is food to take your time over. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank NickR1313
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Jano Bistro is situated in a delightful little cottage in Willis St,Wellington.It has two degustation menus options.The presentation is original and a treat for the tastebuds. It has a friendly french team from the chef to the waiter so just go and enjoy a special...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we have dined here and each single time is perfect. Ambience is always cosy and intimate. Great place to dine and chat. The service is excellent with great knowledge of the food menu and wine. The food is superb as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank prettyshrewd
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I booked this restaurant to celebrate my husbands birthday when visiting Wellington. We were made very welcome on arrival and seated upstairs in a cosy private corner. The service and food were both faultless and we thoroughly enjoyed the degustaion menu experience. The food is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Jenzca
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We’ve been waiting a long time to dine here again as they’ve been closed for a while and we weren’t disappointed!! 4 of us dine the experience 8 course tasting menu and the food was amazing and the wine tasting very clever! They also have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank georgeslo935
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We chose Jano Bistro to celebrate a special occasion. We decided to go for the degustation menu and included the wine match. The service was great by a very professional french waitress (sorry we do not remember your name). The wine match was excellently chosen,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank RDNZ
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We had a degustation meal here and it was fantastic! Everything thing about this hidden gem is great, the service was great and it was such a romantic little place and intimate. We had a degustation meal at Logan Brown and this one was far...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank RugbyMadKiwi
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We ended up at Jano Bistro purely by accident. Out for a stroll and not that familiar with the area. I had the Duck and the pear and loved loved loved every mouthful! My husband enjoyed his meal too he had the fish and then...More

Date of visit: November 2017
1  Thank Fussy_FoodieMT
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 270 Willis Street | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9892
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The holder of One Chef's Hat 2015 and 2016 and Runner-Up in the 'Best New Restaurant' category in the Cuisine NZ Good Food Awards 2015, Jano Bistro prides itself on serving a seasonally inspired menu that showcases the best of local New Zealand produce. Set amongst a beautifully restored historical cottage, diners are encouraged to explore new flavour combinations and indulge their culinary palate from our Jano Sampler or our Jano Experience tasting menus.
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