Fodor's Expert Review The Backbencher Gastropub

$$$ Wellington New Zealand

Right across the way from the Parliament buildings sits this landmark watering hole where politicians grab a cold beer after a hot debate. The walls have become a gallery of political cartoons and caricature puppets of government characters and well-known sports figures, while menu items are named after notable politicians.

New Zealand Lively Lunch Dinner $$$ Historical

Quick Facts

34 Molesworth St.
Wellington, Wellington  6011, New Zealand

04-472–3065

www.backbencher.co.nz

Known For:
  • Quirky decor
  • Rubbing elbows with politicians
  • Upscale pub cuisine
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun.

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