The Hop Garden
Wellington City 04 801 8807
- Mon, Tue & Wed 3pm – late
- Thur 11.30am – late
- Fri 11.30am – 1am
- Sat 10.30am – 1am
- Sun 10.30am – late
- Business Dining
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Seating for: 45 in restaurant, 90 in bar area
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free On-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: No
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Nestled in the fringe of the city, on the lower slopes of Mount Victoria, The Hop Garden is a craft beer bar and restaurant which focuses on New Zealand microbreweries, quality wines and outstanding food.
Come and enjoy a glass of New Zealand’s finest in our light and airy garden-patio bar, complete with glass roof and established vines – a relaxed and social atmosphere which belies our close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city.
Our talented chefs offer an extensive menu from tapas-style small plates, perfect for sharing, to a full a la carte menu in the evening, speedy lunches on Thursdays and Fridays and restorative brunches on the weekend.
Combining elegant sophistication with a relaxed suburban setting, and with an emphasis on quality and service rather than bluster and bravado, The Hop Garden may be the answer to all your questions.
8 Reviews for The Hop Garden
We had a few beers, played some cards and ordered the Eggs Montreal with bacon on the side, pork ribs and hand cut ships on the side.
I’m extremely fussy when it comes to hollandaise being done right, but they nailed it perfectly. Just wish I had ordered more on the side! The streaky (I think) bacon was beautifully done and added to the dish. The only gripe was the size of the bread pieces underneath, I took them out and cut them in half in the end as it tasted like there was more bread than the dish itself. Otherwise a delicious b’fast delight.
My partners ribs were the way you expect them; sticky, hot, messy and with enough hot sauce left over to soak up with the hand-cut fries we ordered. Amazing.
The service was relaxed and friendly. When my partner asked about dessert (which wasn’t on the lunch menu), they were willing to accommodate his sweet tooth as we ordered the gelato trio and creme brulee; both I would highly recommend.
I have a strong feeling being Mt Vic based, this place will become our local in no time!
When we go back we’d have to try a bunch of the sharing platters. If you like food and beer, its a must to try.
This place has massive potential, and with recent voucher deals on offer and new customers checking the place out, this kind of disorganisation will just not be accepted and people will not be back. Would go back, we did really enjoyed the vibe but their socks need to be pulled up promptly, there’s just too many other great places for us to spend our money if this service continues.
The service once we got a table was faultless. The salt and pepper calamari some of the best I’ve had and the handcut chips also great. I had the lamb and my husband had the steak and both were worth a return visit. Topped off with creme brulee for dessert it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
At $102 for two entrees, two mains, one dessert and a beer and a glass of wine very reasonable for central Wellington.
We’ll definitely be back – but will be sure to book next time!
What a fabulous array of beers!! OMG -for my husband who is a gourmet beer afficianado, it was heaven. He had the Yeastie Boys Pot Kettle Black – delish.
We had a bit of a wait to be seated, but the staff were very accomodating and it was fine.
We ordered the Salt and Green Chilli Squid and Beef Skewers as a small plate to share. And the Sirloin and Lamb for mains.
We were waiting for over 40 minutes till the food came out…and the rest of the restaurant(full) were also waiting and getting quite annoyed! We could have been told it was going to be a wait, and we would have ordered some bread or something to tide the hunger pangs!! Or it could have been offered! Wait staff were conveniently dodging our gazes, haha.
But I have to say it was worth the wait.
The squid though a tad salty was beautiful and crispy and melt in the mouth…and went down beautifully with my Kemner Reisling. Beef skewers were a little under seasoned, but tender.
The mains were beautifully done, beef was perfectly cooked, and the sauce was good.
Lamb was nicely done, but it could have used some side serve of either mash or potatoes or some starch.
Creme Brulee to finish was perfect, and we love loved the fig biscotti thing. DElicious…
Overall, lovely…and I think they are a great little place, and will definitely be going back. Good luck.