Charlie Bill – Fine Food Bistro
(opposite Premier House)
Wellington City 04 499 8464
- Wed – Sun 6pm – 11:30pm
- Brunch: Sat & Sun from 9.30am
- Lunches by arrangement
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 30
- BYO/Corkage: BYO, Corkage Charge
- Parking: Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: No
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Brunch, Dinner
Charlie Bill – Fine Food Bistro is Fully Licensed with Wednesday and Sunday nights being BYO at $10 corkage per bottle
Charlie Bill brings you modern New Zealand cuisine in a cosy and intimate dining environment.
Lunches by arrangement.
Brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am
12 Reviews for Charlie Bill – Fine Food Bistro
We have often walked past this cafe and wondered what it would be like. And we were not disappointed. Our friends liked it a lot, too.
Agree with the other authors who said that small things like a steak knife or cloth napkins, a little more attention, no matter how busy it is (put on more staff if you know it’s going to be a busy night) is required to market yourself as a top class restaurant.
I would highly recommend this restaurant which I think suffers due to its slightly out of the way location.
As David Burton said, its a hidden gem.
Those things said, overall we had a fine dinner. Most of the meal was quite tasty, although the “gnocchi” had nothing in common with actual gnocchi and were more like a toughish potato pancake on top of the steak. Service was OK, nothing to write home about. We’ve lived here 6 months now (from San Francisco orignally and have done our share of fine dining all over the U.S.), and our overall feeling after trying Charlie Bill was that we’ll continue our search to find more impressive meals in Wellington.
The pate entrée is delicious. So good, I’ve ended up ordering it every time I’ve been there. The lamb pie main is also great – full of quality meat, subtle, and flavourful.
Staff are good – there when you need something, fading into the background when you don’t. I’ve been there with a group from work, and even though we were the last to leave by some distance, we didn’t feel pressured into finishing. I’ve also been there with just my partner – and it’s a good place for a quiet, romantic dinner.
The restaurant was busy with a large group, they made a speedy arrangement to get us seated.
The team were very warm and welcoming, and the service attentive but unintrusive.
Our meals were outstanding – we had a lovely evening. I had delicious. melt-in-the-mouth hot smoked salmon followed by the tenderest fillet steak, cooked to perfection.
A great rescue. We will happily return and recommend. A lovely intimate restaurant for a special meal.