This eatery has become a regular haunt – a full night out, or a couple of wines with friends – always excellent food quality and the service matches the food!
Highly recommend, just a pity they don’t open on Mondays!
After hearing amazing things about Topor we finally made it there for dinner last night and were not disappointed. The food was ridiculously amazing, the service was the best I’ve experienced in a very very long time, and the vodka was delish. I can’t praise Topor enough!
Just finished the most spectacular taste sensation ever.You have not lived until you have enjoyed an evening at Topor.The food is second to none.The staff are warm and friendly and always make you feel so welcome and special.Thank god Wellington has such a special top rated restaurant to experience.Absolutely sensational!!
Have been to Topor on numerous occasions and think it is just awesome! Whether it is for dinner, dessert or just a drink at the bar this is the place to be for a relaxed, friendly and fantastic experience. Good on ya Topor!
Decidedly average I’m afraid. I don’t know if these other diners just don’t do fine dining but priced at $29-36 per main I was expecting to be impressed as we eat out regularly. Having read the reviews we were really looking forward to the night.
The duck was overcooked and chewy, the chicken dry, bland and tasteless (maybe that’s how the Polish eat their food) if that is the case I stand corrected.
Unfortunately no one came to check on our meals so we could not tell them…something you should ALWAYS do, check on the meals – don’t assume everything is okay, even when busy there must be someone coming back to check on meals otherwise it is a lost opportunity to improve things.
Pricing is more of a $18-20 main, does not command the price of $29-36.
We had a fantastic dinner. We started with the Antipasto and it was tasty with a lot of variety. For mains: The Cracovian Chicken was amazing. I went for the traditional Bigus Bread and was not disappointed. Delicious!
All this topped off with a wonderful bottle of Hawkes Bay Chalice (I think) Merlot.
We finished off with desserts and went home satiated.
The service was excellent considering the place was 100% full. We booked at 7:00 pm and were told no problem. Timing, service, atmosphere, all excellent.
Thank you for a great evening.
Awesume every time!! Great down to earth owner and staff who always make you feel welcome. Great cook, food beautifully presented and hot!! Have dined there on numerous occassions and have never been able to fault the entire experience. Even my daughter who loves chips with everthing said the meal (Cracovan Chicken) she had was beautiful!! Looks like McDs is on the outer!! Definetly worth the drive from Upper Hutt.
We had a family birthday dinner at Topor mid-week and it was great. I’m a fan of Polish food, but it was new to my family and all enjoyed their meals. Our waitress was friendly and professional, I was very surprised when she mentioned she was only 15! The place had a friendly, comfortable vibe. The older people were grateful that the noise was less than other restaurants. The dessert platter option is great to share, the all round favourite was the apple pie.
Visited Topor a week or so ago and basically agree with all the previous reviews! Lovely ambience with very pleasant and very quick service. Meals were just lovely as well. Would definitely go again and hopefully soon. Highly recommended. A gem
Taking a break from Christchurch a friend in Wellington suggested your restaurant.Fancy a Polish bistro in Wellington. The Bigos was excellent as were the other five dishes. Last time we had such fare was on a visit to Krakow a couple of years ago. We thoroughly enjoyed your food and service. Thank you.
Went here for my anniversary and the staff were friendly, professional and polite. Meals tasted amazing and were a good size. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a romantic meal (as the environment is beautiful) or a meal with family or friends.
It’s the only Polish restaurant in New Zealand and the food is AMAZING! I’m Polish and I moved to NZ 3 years ago. Every time I’m in Wellington area I try to visit Topor. Do not expect typical polish food, which could be very heavy. Instead, you will be served Polish food with a Kiwi twist. I have to admit, their pierogi with potatoes and goat feta are the best. I also highly recommend bigos and the cheese cake. Great food, atmosphere and service – amazing dining experience.
Great night, good service and their dessert options are great. Really nice food, well presented and good value. Also friendly staff who can advise on the menu too if you are not familiar. Their dessert options of a small helping of three desserts of your choice to share for two is superb. Great night. Thank you so much. Can highly recommend.
We went on saturday evening with friends ,it was the first time we hade ever been to a Polish Restaurant and to be honest never knew what to expect .The starters were brought over and we enjoyed the dips and the garlic bread .Main courses arrived not long after and were presented in a very professional manner that rivals any top Cordon Bleu restaurant .We had the duck and the fish courses ,both cooked to perfection with the added Polish touch with the sauces and vegetables done to a Polish recipe which enhanced the flavours of the food .Pudding was a shared thing between us all with the choice of three puddings on a large plate to savour and share .Overall a friendly and courtious restaurant that gives great service and very good food .Will go back again sometime to try another different dish .
The quality of what we ate was superb. The pierogi, I tried both kinds, were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the goat feta and potato filled ones.
We asked for hot Barszcz but were turned down. The chef thought that heating the cold barszcz was hot good as the flavour was spoilt. It was a cold day and we’d been in the open air at the beach waiting for the cafe to open which it did on time. I’d still like to have had a mug of hot barszcz with my pierogi.
The Bigos was fabulous. Our party compared notes the next day and decided that the spices in it caused all of us to have vivid dreams that night – highly recommended.
Grandmothers cheesecake looked wanderful and I’d have chosen it for desert but one in our group needed to go home (16m old)so regretfully we left without desert. Provisionj of a highchair was very welcome.
Thanks guys it was a lovely meal.
The menu and service go from strength to strength. We find ourselves looking for anniversaries / birthdays or occasions as an excuse to go. We take overseas visitors just to boast at what a great restaurant we have 5 minutes drive away. Don’t miss this place.