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by Janelle (subscribe)
I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Published April 5th 2019
Eat, Drink, Enjoy, Repeat
Wellington, food, drinks, bar, al fresco, cocktails, family, dinner, lunch
St Johns Bar (image JW)


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.

Lunch, architecture, Art Deco, Wellington, food, drinks, cocktails, al fresco
An elegant spacious interior ( image JW)


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.

Lunch, fish, Wellington, bar, food, drinks, dinner
Salmon ( image JW)


Each of the dishes is brought to the table separately making it easy to share, mix and match. How often do you find yourself wanting something in particular but do not like the accompaniments?

Wellington, lunch, food, drink, bar, vegetables, dinner
A side of vegetables (image JW)


Salad, lunch, vegetables, Wellington, bar, food, drinks, restaurant
Heirloom tomato salad (image JW)


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.

Wellington, steak, meat, lunch, food, drink, restaurant, views, bar
Perfectly cooked steak (image JW)


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.

Wellington, waterfront, views, outdoor, picnic, lunch, bar, restaurant, food, drinks
Al fresco fun (image JW)


Grab a place in the sun for some chilled out people watching fun!
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Why? Delicious food in wonderful surroundings
When: Seven days a week 11am - 12am
Phone: 04 801 8017
Where: 5 Cable Street Te Aro Wellington
Cost: Salads and sides $6-$9, proteins $13-$16
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