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St Johns Bar and Eatery is located on the Wellington waterfront in a beautiful 1930s Art Deco building once the home of St Johns Ambulance. The staff are friendly and there is a relaxed weekend vibe, especially if you grab a beanbag or rug outside.
There are various areas for dining or drinks including the lounge, eatery, bar or beautiful grassed courtyard and the menu has lots of options for a relaxed shared meal. A good way to customise your meal is to choose a protein such as aged Angus sirloin with porcini butter and jus then match it with a side and salad or two.
The heirloom tomato salad with basil, fried bread, basil and halloumi complemented both the salmon and sirloin as did the roasted root vegetable salad. Our meals averaged out at $23 each which was great value for lunch. The drinks menu is comprehensive with a good range of wines, local, craft and imported beers, cocktails, soft drinks teas and coffees.
In winter, you can cosy up near the fireplace with a cocktail or two and St Johns is great for large groups, tourists, local workers and loved up couples. There is a dedicated coordinator for functions and they hold various special events throughout the year such as fundraiser long lunches and free to outdoor cinema screenings.