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Sweet Mother's Kitchen

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Address

5 Courtenay Pl
Wellington
Region: Wellington
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

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Contact

Phone: 04-385 4444
Website: www.sweetmotherskitchen.co.nz
Email: mail@sweetmotherskitchen.co.nz

Open

Brunch: Served 8.00 am-11.30 week days. All day on weekends
Lunch/Dinner: Served 11 am till late week days. 5 pm to late Sat & Sun
Belly Fillers: Served 11.30am till late

Overall DineOut Score based on 102 reviews

Total6.7
Food6.9
Dessert6.9
Presentation6.3
Service6.2
Environment7.1
Toilets4.7
Child Friendly Yes
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Review by: Gazagaz (155) on

Total6.6
Food7
Dessert7
Presentation6
Service7
Environment6
Toilets3
Child Friendly Kind of

Heres for Bro's birthday lunch. Arrived early and scored a booth.
Well looked after unobtrusively, by chirpy blonde girl with the mask (It was mardi gras day in N'Oleans ?)
Bohemian atmosphere, popular with backpackers and the place filled up fast.
The menu has a mix of southern style, creole and mexican influences.
I ordered the blackboard special - Prawn Gumbo. Others had burgers, curly fries. Mushrooms on toast-(not to my liking, being buttons), and menu Gumbo.
All meals enjoyed and a grand time had. Good coffee, if slightly luke warm. Dessert pies were tasty and looked good to me.
Toilets need a clean, to be fair -I think it may be slightly public- as down an outside corridor so hard to control who goes in
All in all, comfort food delivered in a relaxed environment, will probably try Mother's again ?

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Review by: Mozzie (180) on

Total7.1
Food7
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service7
Environment8
ToiletsN/A

I just love coming here, it's so different. I ordered the Chipolte Prawn burrito & my friend had a kids fish meal, much to the waiters surprise! Mine was pretty good & the fish wasn't too bad.
I enjoyed my Mumosa cocktail and my friend enjoyed his spicy tomato juice.
The waiter was really polite and friendly. Just wish we had been given a carafe of water, they were busy and I didn't want to bother them!
Look forward to our return.

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Review by: mouse77 (39) on

Total5.9
Food8
Dessert3
Presentation7
Service5
Environment7
Toilets3

Dined here in the weekend, we went for an early dinner so getting a table was not a problem, we have tried coming here a few times but there is always a wait.
I liked how you could choose you sides! I had the ribs with seasonal veges and beans with rice. Ribs were fantastic!! My partner had the jerk chicken with creamy spanish & curly fries, he loved his meal. They meals were a excellent size, but we were full, but didn't feel stuffed.
Dessert was next, bread andbutter pudding was good, however the donuts were VERY dry and I think they had been over cooked.
Service was mixed, as it was starting to get very busy you could tell they wanted our table.
Overall, great meal.

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Review by: baristaofnz (50) on

Total6.4
Food7
DessertN/A
Presentation4
Service6
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

Headed into Sweet Mother's Kitchen for a solo breakfast while in Wellington for a two-day visit. Arrived shortly after 8am so there was no trouble getting a table. I liked the eclectic decor. Menu was varied enough to give me serious pause as to what to order. Service from the young lady was courteous enough. Had one coffee, a long black. I'm quite familiar with Supreme coffee, and this was definitely an average-to-poor one. Over-extracted and lack of crema. Breakfast was "Flossy's Favorite", containing lots of the best things for brunch - Potato rosti, black beans, mushrooms, eggs, topped with hollandaise. Tasted great, but my goodness I have never seen such a sloppily presented plate. It's hard to feel the love from the chef when it's all just chucked on in one sloppy mess. Tasty, but I didn't feel like I was having an exceptional experience.

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Review by: Jess88 [DineOut VIP] (118) on

Total7.3
Food8
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service6
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

I was taken to SMK by an exlocal who recommended it. I found the service to be a little mixed (like asking for a menu, being told sure and then the waitress walking off and leaving me standing in the middle of the restaurant like an idiot) but for the most part it was good.
Food:
Curly fries and aioli - Holy moly I want to buy a giant bottle of that aioli and put it on everything, including ice cream. It was amazing.
Ribs - Good portion, and the BBQ sauce was amazing. The rib meat was a little dry, but saved by the sauce.
I would have loved to try a piece of pecan pie, but we were too full!
I'd go back next time I'm in Wellington.

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Review by: Bunny Eats [DineOut VIP] (116) on

Total7.6
Food8
Dessert8
Presentation7
Service7
Environment7
Toilets6

We spent a few days in Wellington recently and visited SMK on the recommendation of a friend and it quickly became our favourite. We came for dinner and breakfast and would have happily done lunch if they were open on Queens Birthday Monday.
Loved their New Orleans style menu and the food was delicious and well priced. The curly fries are the best. We came for a dinner of Po Boys, sides and beer and then a leisurely breakfast. Chicken and waffles are a rare sight in New Zealand so I'm glad I got to try it. It was just how I imagined it would be. Service was good, better at dinner than breakfast, but I put it down to the staff being quite young and the hour being too early for cheery service. I'm sure it warms up as the day goes on.
There's plenty on the menu for vegetarians but avoid if you're on a diet. The food is unapologetically hearty. Looking forward to another visit next time we are in Wellington to tick off more on their menu. This place is something special.

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