Two Souls Bistro
(Next to Wellington New World on Chaffers)
Wellington City 04-803 3137
- Dinner: Mon – Sun 5pm – 10pm
- Lunch/Brunch: By appointment
- Children's Menu
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 55 seats
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Two Souls Bistro is situated in the heart of the central city. The menu features exquisite meals which will provide a memorable dining experience. The service and atmosphere are top quality. Let the friendly staff look after you, while you indulge in the incredible menu and soak up the ambience.
50 Reviews for Two Souls Bistro
One of Two Souls Bistro's Favourite Reviews What's This?
Oh and nice wine.
Food-wise, we all (four) had entrées: 2x chowders, the lamb fry and the hot wings. All were great and our diner with the lamb fry was particularly enamoured. For mains, we had 2x Cajun fish, a fish of the day and the sweet & sour chicken. All were delicious, the presentation was nicely done and portions were a good size.
I recommend Two Souls like so many others here. It’s a great restaurant on all counts by any measure. Combine that with the prices and it’s a real find.
Great service and friendly staff! Thank you Two Souls for always making it so special!
If anything it was a little bit noisy, but nothing too bad. It had a great atmosphere.
I will definitely be going back next time in Wellington and would recommend it.
However I must say that the quality and standard of the food served has definitely slipped since we last dined there.
We ordered the same items as usual from the same menu which hasn’t changed since last year.
The seafood chowder was awful this time. It was weak,really thin and quite salty…….not thick and creamy as I remember how it was last time.
The chicken liver however was nice and yummy as usual.
The mains was the Chargrilled Steak course. This looked better than it tasted, as it was very salty and hence unenjoyable. It actually horribly burnt in many places. It was also drowned in a very salty mushroom sauce. The chunky chips were its only saving grace!!
Also I can’t understand why they persisted in adding baby salad greens as a vegetable on the plate. Nothing beats normal veges like courgettes , broccoli or pumpkin. Baby salad greens tastes so unwholesome in comparison!!!
Another complaint is that we feel cramped and uncomfortable at our small table sitting in a small area by the front window.
I would definitely not consider dining here again for another year or so.
Hopefully by then, their food standards would have improved!!
We also had 4 children with us who were well catered for.
Their food order was taken first allowing them to eat first before the adults. Stickers, paper and felt pens were also provided to keep the kids entertained while we were able to relax and enjoy dinner. Over all a good night out.
We are trying to get back to Wellington so we can go back there. Great work team !
I think my partners blackened fish tasted great, but the rest of the plate looked messy. My duck was the opposite – it came out looking very professional (‘Top Chef’ – esque) and ended up being really flavourless in the end. Nothing on my plate went together and I don’t know what the mesclun leaves were doing there. I did enjoy my one deep-fried mushroom ravioli, though.
The ambiance didn’t help as we were the token couple squashed into the corner on the half-sized table where the pot plant would usually go.
Overall, I think Two Souls Bistro doesn’t have the experience to pull of what it is trying to achieve. It all felt a bit forced and I don’t recommend it at all.
Both times were great experiences. The food was delicious, we had all sorts including the Cajun fish, chicken, steak, pork, cannelloni and beef and had not one even minor problem. The wait staff were great and even with such a large group our meals were delivered in good time (20 mins or so). After the success of the mains, most of us had dessert, which were just as great. Would recommend to all, both big groups and small, and am certainly keen to go again.
WE arrived at the restaurant just before 6 and were told by the less than friendly hostess that she did not have a high chair. When I explained that I had rung and was told they did, she pulled a booster seat with straps form the cupboard and answered “we only have this”. We confirmed that would be suitable and went to sit. ON asking for the children’s options, I was told by the same hostess that there was chicken nuggets and chips. I asked what other options there were as the entire point of eating out is for the children to experience something exciting and new. She said there was no other options for children. We ended up ordering the calamari from the entrees as well as the fish of the day for the children. They both ate these and they were tasty. I then found a hair in my coke glass and asked for a new coke, which I felt that I was absolutely putting the rude hostess out with such a ludicrous request.
I suppose in the end, the food was not bad but certainly not exciting and the poor service has completely put me off.
Above all, food is food, but the service!!! The cute Canadian Guy (Danny?) was so fun, entertaing, and attentive. I have never experienced such great service in wellington. He told stories, made regular but unintrusive visits to the table to ensure our evening was perfect! will definately be back!!!
The only downside of the place was the service could have been a little better. One or two times we wanted the waitress but we couldn’t see anyone at the Front of House!
Would definitely go back and recommend this place to anyone!
The restaurant atmosphere was a little stark when empty, but mellowed as the place filled. The warm red lighting, sofa benches and the salt and pepper shakers as mentioned in the Dom review were all appealing.
We started with a bottle of sparkling Rose, which wasn’t the obvious choice given the autumnal weather, but we were in a celebratory mood and the colour of the wine matched the lighting.
We shared a plate of calamari, which arrived as three fat rolls. The feta dip mentioned in the Dom review was replaced with guacamole and a sweet chilli sauce. Incongruous as that might sound the combination was surprisingly appealing, and the calamari was nicely tender.
Still sipping on our bubbly we moved onto our mains – duck for me and cannelloni for my husband. The duck was excellent. It was crispy on the outside, tender and rare on the inside. The accompanying potato and pumpkin rosti and deep-fried eggplant ravioli contrasted nicely with each other and made for a surprisingly substantial dish.
The cannelloni was, I am advised, similarly delicious. I only managed to wrestle a small sliver free. I’m not a big mushroom fan, but the porcini with which the cannelloni was stuffed seemed lovely.
I ordered a side of vegetables, which were also excellent but probably not really necessary. The duck included some spinach and salad greens and my husband doesn’t really do vegetables!
We were curious to see what the dessert menu might offer, and Morewere pleased with our selections of raspberry and white chocolate cheesecake and a chocolate torte. The desserts didn’t break any major boundaries, but were satisfying nonetheless. We chose two glasses of an Okahu Bay tawny port to accompany the dessert. At this point we were being served by a second waitress, whose wine knowledge was exceptional. She was able to discuss the vineyard and surrounding area with insight and confidence.
We left feeling like we’d discovered some great secret, and were pleased that the restaurant was filling up. We thought that something so should deserves to be shared!