Wellington and the Wairarapa Restaurants



Back-Bencher Pub & Café

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Back-Bencher Pub & Café Review

Right across the way from the Parliament buildings sits "the house that has no peers," a landmark watering hole where politicians grab a cold beer after a hot debate. The walls have become a gallery of political cartoons and puppets tweaking government characters and well-known sports figures. Don't labor over the prices; it'll be a national disaster if you miss this one. Try the barbecue pork, rack of lamb, or risotto.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Molesworth St., Wellington, 6011 | Map It
  • Phone: 04/472–3065
  • Location: Wellington

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 02-18-2014

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    A late afternoon lunch

    This was the perfect place to have a nice late lunch. Staff are nice, mood of the building is very welcoming, and the food was great!

    by evanhorbay, 1/4/07

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