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Nikau Gallery Cafe

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Address

City Art Callery
Civic Square
Wellington
Region: Wellington
Licence: BYO (Wine only)
Cuisine: Café

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Phone: 04-801 4168
Fax: 04-801 4185

Overall DineOut Score based on 50 reviews

Total7.6
Food7.8
Dessert7.8
Presentation7.2
Service7.5
Environment7.5
Toilets7.8
Child Friendly Yes
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Review by: Magzstar [DineOut VIP] (552) on

Total7.9
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service8
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

I really like the kedgeree here- the taste is quite special but I am getting less and less for $25 now! I am not sure how they are costing this or if it is subsidising other dishes? But still love it

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Review by: meguin [DineOut VIP] (209) on

Total7.8
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation8
Service7
Environment8
ToiletsN/A

Some years ago, I was not impressed with either the food or service but I have on several occassions dined here for brunch since then and have appreciated their quality food. Their pricing is also more reasonable for most dishes but I think kedgeree at $25 is rather exhorbitant. I had some scrambled eggs with herbs and a side of smoked salmon which was very nice. Their scrambling of the eggs is the 'just cooked' approach and they must use very small eggs as it is not a large portion. Several others at our table just had a coffee and date scone, the almond brioche looked yummy and how sensible to have 2 different sizes of the cream filled cronutty thingys in the cabinet - not quite guilt free but reduced guilt.
The dining area opposite the service area is a great light filled space and on a fine day the outdoor seating is a sunny spot amongst the vegie and herb containers. Lovely.

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Review by: FoodWithFriends (1) on

Total9.8
Food10
DessertN/A
Presentation10
Service10
Environment9
Toilets9
Child Friendly Yes

I went to Nikau this morning with my father, we were greeted straight away and when we asked for a table for two the lovely waitress you greeted us ran off to set up a table, coming back very quickly she led us though the cafe to our table.
Menus were given to us straight away, and we went on to decide our meals, with questions about some of the ingredients the staff were happy to help us understand all of our questions, I had the Blue Cod however, much to my disappointment they had already sold out of this and I was offered to have the snapper instead which being a fish fan I said yes to quickly, drinks came very fast almost immediately and soon after pour meals came. Large meals very worth the money my dad had the soup with he said was very nice worth the money and filled him up completely, my snapper was exceptional it was gorgeous I would happily eat that for the rest of my life a wonderful piece of fish. Very impressed with the food overall everyone around the busy little cafe also looked to be having a lovely lunch.
The service was great, fast, friendly and very polite It was a great experience. Environment was also on point loud and energetic the cafe felt alive and it was wonderful haven't had this environment in a long time and boy have I missed it. The presentation of Nikau was amazing it fitted the gallery's style very well it was modern and interesting nice chairs tables and a interesting rustic yet very contemporary style. Bathrooms were also great.
Very much recommend Nikau it was amazing I will defiantly be returning very soon so be ready!

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Review by: Coffeed (6) on

Total5.7
Food5
DessertN/A
Presentation5
Service7
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

Went to Nikau Yesterday for lunch. The café was quiet being 11:45, but didn't take long to fill up. Service was brisk and efficient. 2 of us had the famous kedgeree, and said it live up to the hype. Myself and the other had the fried chicken, and unfortunately this fell flat. Sitting on a rather limp bed of fennel and apple coleslaw was 3 very small pieces of chicken, about one and a half thighs to be exact. While the flavour was ok, it was a ripoff for the $26 price tag. Will stick to the kedgeree next time..

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Review by: Wellywoo77 (3) on

Total4.9
Food6
DessertN/A
Presentation6
Service2
Environment4
ToiletsN/A

Very disappointed as friends had recommended this place.
Staff we're quite rude and pretentious, service was slow - I'm wondering if perhaps we weren't cool enough. Maybe it is some type of exclusive club as some tables got special service. Two tables who arrived after us had their mains on the table before our order for coffee was taken.
I thought food was good, I enjoyed the grilled halloumi with tomato salad and my friend had the kedgeree which he said was okay, but a little bland. The grilled bread with olive oil was nice.
We didn't try anything sweet, but the sweet food in the cabinet looked good. The coffee was very good and we would normally have stayed for another one, but we felt awkward and went elsewhere.
Disappointing as we have been dining in Wellington for 3 years, and we had just been talking about how spoilt for choice we are in Wellington for great food and great service.
I won't be recommending this place to friends, even if the food is nice - good service is so important. I wouldn't want my friends to feel uncomfortable like we did.

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