Food & Drink

Portlander is rated as one of the top Wellington restaurants – and it’s inside your favorite hotel. 

Our stunning breakfast buffet delivers our diners gently into their morning, fuelled on perfectly barista-fied coffee, fresh juices and seasonal fruits, hearty grain cereals and warm baked goods, alongside towering bennies.

Lunch - done well - can serve as an island of sanity, a comforting recharge of succulent you-time, a chance for a juicy catch-up and a feast for the senses in an otherwise busy (and often decidedly un-sensuous) day in the Wellington.

Rated highly among Wellington restaurants, dinner at the Portlander is the stuff of gastronomic adventures. When local knowledge meets an international calibre skill set, as in chef's masterful flavour combining, you should really just hold on and enjoy it.

Thirsty? Well then, let us be of assistance… Our liquid list will banish those camel nightmares for good. Porlander’s Bar and Grill is one of the top destinations for food and drink among Wellington Restaurants and Bars. If it's a kick start to your night that you're after, choose from our hip selection of cocktails designed by our in-house mixologist.

Opening Hours

Breakfast Mon - Fri 6.00am - 10.30am and Sat - Sun 6.00am - 11.00am

Portlander Breakfast

Our stunning breakfast buffet delivers our diners gently into their morning, fuelled on perfectly barista-fied coffee, fresh juices, seasonal fruits, sensational sangers, hearty grain cereals and warm baked goods, alongside towering bennies and bacon.

If you’re pushed for time in the mornings Portlander also offer a ‘grab and go’ breakfast menu. You can order your takeaway brekkie or coffee from the bar or on your Smartphone through the Portlander App. Bacon & egg baps, Bircher Muslie or fresh fruit salads are all available for under $8. Takeaway coffees are just $3.50.

The Portlander patisserie is the perfect addition to your morning coffee, Pain au chocolat, Cronuts, Croissants and more are available from 7am – 10:30am Monday – Friday.

 

Portlander Breakfast

Our stunning breakfast buffet delivers our diners gently into their morning, fuelled on perfectly barista-fied coffee, fresh juices, seasonal fruits, sensational sangers, hearty grain cereals and warm baked goods, alongside towering bennies and bacon.

If you’re pushed for time in the mornings Portlander also offer a ‘grab and go’ breakfast menu. You can order your takeaway brekkie or coffee from the bar or on your Smartphone through the Portlander App. Bacon & egg baps, Bircher Muslie or fresh fruit salads are all available for under $8. Takeaway coffees are just $3.50.

The Portlander patisserie is the perfect addition to your morning coffee, Pain au chocolat, Cronuts, Croissants and more are available from 7am – 10:30am Monday – Friday.

 

Opening Hours

Daily: 5.30pm - 10.30pm

Portlander Dining

Portlander Bar & Grill injects Wellington’s business district with a thriving hub of steak, whisky, wine and ambience seven days a week. Portlander is a ‘hotel restaurant’ with a unique difference as its almost unheard of for a hotel restaurant to attract so many locals.

Winning the awards for Excellence in Customer Service 2013 and Excellence in Marketing 2013, 2014 at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, our ethos is simple: good people, great steak, a night out turned into a fond memory. Bloody rare and rather well done, Portlander is the ideal place to eat meat and greet.

Lunch - done well - can serve as an island of sanity, a comforting recharge of succulent you-time, a chance for a juicy catch-up and a feast for the senses in an otherwise busy (and often decidedly un-sensuous) day in the capital.

Dinner at the Portlander is the stuff of gastronomic adventures. When local knowledge meets an international calibre skill set, as in chef's masterful flavour combining, you should really just hold on and enjoy it.

Portlander Dining

Portlander Bar & Grill injects Wellington’s business district with a thriving hub of steak, whisky, wine and ambience seven days a week. Portlander is a ‘hotel restaurant’ with a unique difference as its almost unheard of for a hotel restaurant to attract so many locals.

Winning the awards for Excellence in Customer Service 2013 and Excellence in Marketing 2013, 2014 at the Hospitality New Zealand Awards for Excellence, our ethos is simple: good people, great steak, a night out turned into a fond memory. Bloody rare and rather well done, Portlander is the ideal place to eat meat and greet.

Lunch - done well - can serve as an island of sanity, a comforting recharge of succulent you-time, a chance for a juicy catch-up and a feast for the senses in an otherwise busy (and often decidedly un-sensuous) day in the capital.

Dinner at the Portlander is the stuff of gastronomic adventures. When local knowledge meets an international calibre skill set, as in chef's masterful flavour combining, you should really just hold on and enjoy it.

Opening Hours

Daily: 10am - late

Portlander Bar

Thirsty? Well then, let us be of assistance… Our liquid list will banish those camel nightmares for good. If it's a kick start to your night that you're after, choose from our hip selection of cocktails designed by our in-house mixologist.

The Wine List

The Portlander wine list is a labour of one man’s love for wine. Portlander operations manager, Antonio Abbate has created the wine list to showcase variety. There are over 24 styles of wine from 9 countries, with bottles to suit any budget, from a perfectly quaffable $39.00 to our cellared bottles worth over $1,000.

With 41 of our 117 wines available by the glass our customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to selection.

We feature local wines from Martinborough and Wairarapa like Gladstones Vineyards and Ata Rangi. Regionally, we feature wines from Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Nelson.

Nationally it’s a continued showcase of our best. From as far north as Waiheke Island, Auckland and Matakana in Man O’ War, Gillman, Babich and Kumeu, to as far south as Canterbury, Waipara and of course Central Otago, in Tresillian, Georges Road, Hawkeshead, Nevis Bluff, Ostler and Tiki to name a few.

Indulge your tastebuds by looking through our wine list here.

The Whisky Bar

We opened our Whisky Bar in March 2014, starting with a humble 82 and have now grown to over 100 whiskeys. There’s whisky from all over Scotland, Japan, Canada and whiskey from the Americas and Ireland. Australasian whiskies are being sourced out as we speak!

We’ve been going through some rigorous whisky tasting here at Portlander and we love to share what we have learnt with any fellow whisky lovers.

Although we’ll never list our full selection online, you can check out some of our selection here, and then come in a join us for a session of dram and admire the full collection.

Private Bookings

Select areas of the Portlander Bar are available for your private functions...

  • The Portlander Patio

10 – 40 pax and gives you a secluded outdoor area with private portable bar

  • The Sir Loin Lounge

10 – 100 pax with packages for canapés and drinks available

We would love to cater to your unique event, to discuss customising an area for your guests contact rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

 

Portlander Bar

Thirsty? Well then, let us be of assistance… Our liquid list will banish those camel nightmares for good. If it's a kick start to your night that you're after, choose from our hip selection of cocktails designed by our in-house mixologist.

The Wine List

The Portlander wine list is a labour of one man’s love for wine. Portlander operations manager, Antonio Abbate has created the wine list to showcase variety. There are over 24 styles of wine from 9 countries, with bottles to suit any budget, from a perfectly quaffable $39.00 to our cellared bottles worth over $1,000.

With 41 of our 117 wines available by the glass our customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to selection.

We feature local wines from Martinborough and Wairarapa like Gladstones Vineyards and Ata Rangi. Regionally, we feature wines from Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Nelson.

Nationally it’s a continued showcase of our best. From as far north as Waiheke Island, Auckland and Matakana in Man O’ War, Gillman, Babich and Kumeu, to as far south as Canterbury, Waipara and of course Central Otago, in Tresillian, Georges Road, Hawkeshead, Nevis Bluff, Ostler and Tiki to name a few.

Indulge your tastebuds by looking through our wine list here.

The Whisky Bar

We opened our Whisky Bar in March 2014, starting with a humble 82 and have now grown to over 100 whiskeys. There’s whisky from all over Scotland, Japan, Canada and whiskey from the Americas and Ireland. Australasian whiskies are being sourced out as we speak!

We’ve been going through some rigorous whisky tasting here at Portlander and we love to share what we have learnt with any fellow whisky lovers.

Although we’ll never list our full selection online, you can check out some of our selection here, and then come in a join us for a session of dram and admire the full collection.

Private Bookings

Select areas of the Portlander Bar are available for your private functions...

  • The Portlander Patio

10 – 40 pax and gives you a secluded outdoor area with private portable bar

  • The Sir Loin Lounge

10 – 100 pax with packages for canapés and drinks available

We would love to cater to your unique event, to discuss customising an area for your guests contact rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

 

Opening Hours

Private Dining

Private dining is available on request from $89.00 per head. We would love to work with you to create a menu and experience to suit your special guests. Please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz to enquire or phone on 0221087480.

Private Dining

Private dining is available on request from $89.00 per head. We would love to work with you to create a menu and experience to suit your special guests. Please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz to enquire or phone on 0221087480.

Opening Hours

Daily: 11.30am - 2.30pm

Menu Specials

There are far too many amazing local products to fit on our menu all at once, so when executive chef Tim McClay-Talivai hears of a special product, he creates a dish and wine match to feature on the Portlander menus. Check out our current specials here.

Menu Specials

There are far too many amazing local products to fit on our menu all at once, so when executive chef Tim McClay-Talivai hears of a special product, he creates a dish and wine match to feature on the Portlander menus. Check out our current specials here.

Opening Hours

The Longest Lunch

Portlander is famous for its long lunches that stretch from 1pm till early evening. Weather whisky, gin or wine tasting you can always expect to learn a few new things from an expert speaking about their passion. Coupled with this is a sumptuous four course menu from Executive Chef Tim McClay-Talivai. From Pork ‘n’ Pinot, to Whisky & Wagyu each long lunch outdoes the one before.

The Longest Lunch is held bi-monthly at Portlander Bar & Grill, prices subject to menu. To be added to the invite list please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

The Longest Lunch

Portlander is famous for its long lunches that stretch from 1pm till early evening. Weather whisky, gin or wine tasting you can always expect to learn a few new things from an expert speaking about their passion. Coupled with this is a sumptuous four course menu from Executive Chef Tim McClay-Talivai. From Pork ‘n’ Pinot, to Whisky & Wagyu each long lunch outdoes the one before.

The Longest Lunch is held bi-monthly at Portlander Bar & Grill, prices subject to menu. To be added to the invite list please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Opening Hours

Chic Chat

Chic Chat is a bi-monthly event for Wellington ladies who do far more than lunch!

Chic Chat offers a unique opportunity to network with influential females from the Wellington area at a trendy venue, listen to inspirational female speakers and support deserving charities.

Each Chic Chat lunch is held for 70 guests in Portlander Restaurant and features a lunch time talk by an inspirational Wellington woman, while part proceeds of the lunch and full proceeds of a silent auction are donated to the chosen charity.

Ladies receive a canapé and glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a main course; dessert and a fantastic goodie bag all for just $50.00 a ticket.

If you would like to be added to the Chic Chat guest list please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Chic Chat

Chic Chat is a bi-monthly event for Wellington ladies who do far more than lunch!

Chic Chat offers a unique opportunity to network with influential females from the Wellington area at a trendy venue, listen to inspirational female speakers and support deserving charities.

Each Chic Chat lunch is held for 70 guests in Portlander Restaurant and features a lunch time talk by an inspirational Wellington woman, while part proceeds of the lunch and full proceeds of a silent auction are donated to the chosen charity.

Ladies receive a canapé and glass of champagne on arrival, followed by a main course; dessert and a fantastic goodie bag all for just $50.00 a ticket.

If you would like to be added to the Chic Chat guest list please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Opening Hours

Christmas at Portlander

We're tearing through the year, and before you know it Christmas will be here...

Make sure you don't miss out on a Portlander Pre - Christmas lunch or work party at this year. Dates for November and December are starting to fill, for any inquiries email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Check out our Pre-Christmas lunch menu, perfect for your team’s end of year get together! And find out about our Christmas party packages, cocktails, canapés and more here...

Christmas day at Portlander is a time to celebrate with glorious food and delicious drinks. Take a look at our lunch and dinner menus here and book in with us for Christmas today!

Christmas at Portlander

We're tearing through the year, and before you know it Christmas will be here...

Make sure you don't miss out on a Portlander Pre - Christmas lunch or work party at this year. Dates for November and December are starting to fill, for any inquiries email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Check out our Pre-Christmas lunch menu, perfect for your team’s end of year get together! And find out about our Christmas party packages, cocktails, canapés and more here...

Christmas day at Portlander is a time to celebrate with glorious food and delicious drinks. Take a look at our lunch and dinner menus here and book in with us for Christmas today!

Opening Hours

PRIME Club

Wellington’s premier culinary social club, PRIME Club is an interactive loyalty club that was created to reward our loyal customers and celebrate food, wine, liquors, culture and everything we love at Portlander!

PRIME Club brings back that olden day personal touch, and gives our members - who all share the common love of the culinary and alcoholic arts – a chance to get closer to their favourite products and to learn about them.

The benefits of PRIME Club are many, from earning $1 credit back for every $8 spent at Portlander, to being invited to live cooking demonstrations and drink tastings. You’ll also receive regular chances to win tickets to Wellington’s PRIME sporting and cultural events; and you’ll be eligible for excellent deals like our Cellar Door Sundays – our finest wines at cellar door prices.

To join PRIME Club click the red button below, or text PRIME to 226 to receive the link to your phone. 

PRIME Club

Wellington’s premier culinary social club, PRIME Club is an interactive loyalty club that was created to reward our loyal customers and celebrate food, wine, liquors, culture and everything we love at Portlander!

PRIME Club brings back that olden day personal touch, and gives our members - who all share the common love of the culinary and alcoholic arts – a chance to get closer to their favourite products and to learn about them.

The benefits of PRIME Club are many, from earning $1 credit back for every $8 spent at Portlander, to being invited to live cooking demonstrations and drink tastings. You’ll also receive regular chances to win tickets to Wellington’s PRIME sporting and cultural events; and you’ll be eligible for excellent deals like our Cellar Door Sundays – our finest wines at cellar door prices.

To join PRIME Club click the red button below, or text PRIME to 226 to receive the link to your phone. 

Opening Hours

Theatre at Portlander

Rydges Wellington and Portlander are proud corporate partners of New Zealand Opera and The World of Wearable Arts Awards as well as supporting our local arts festivals. We always celebrate the spring opera season and WOW shows with pre-show menus and cocktails specials. Portlander is just a 5 minutes stroll from the TSB Arena, making it an especially fantastic place to host before concerts and events at the TSB. 

Theatre at Portlander

Rydges Wellington and Portlander are proud corporate partners of New Zealand Opera and The World of Wearable Arts Awards as well as supporting our local arts festivals. We always celebrate the spring opera season and WOW shows with pre-show menus and cocktails specials. Portlander is just a 5 minutes stroll from the TSB Arena, making it an especially fantastic place to host before concerts and events at the TSB. 

Opening Hours

Racing at Portlander

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 4th November

Melbourne Cup at Portlander gets bigger and bigger every year!

Book a table or just come down for the race and a punt at the self service or manned TAB.

This year we’ve joined forces with the TAB to offer our guests self service betting machines and odds screens to enhance the whole experience!

You can book a leaner (fits up to 10pax) which includes a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and light canapés for just $120.00.

Tables are booked from 3pm and have great views of one of the three big screens.

Be sure to book your table quickly as they are limited, just email Rhiannon at     rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Wellington Cup – Saturday 24th January

The Wellington Cup is the crown jewel in the Wellington racing calendar. Portlander is just 2 minutes walk from the Wellington train station, with direct trains to Trentham racecourse, making it the perfect stop for a champagne breakfast or post races dinner.

Racing at Portlander

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 4th November

Melbourne Cup at Portlander gets bigger and bigger every year!

Book a table or just come down for the race and a punt at the self service or manned TAB.

This year we’ve joined forces with the TAB to offer our guests self service betting machines and odds screens to enhance the whole experience!

You can book a leaner (fits up to 10pax) which includes a bottle of Veuve Cliquot and light canapés for just $120.00.

Tables are booked from 3pm and have great views of one of the three big screens.

Be sure to book your table quickly as they are limited, just email Rhiannon at     rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz

Wellington Cup – Saturday 24th January

The Wellington Cup is the crown jewel in the Wellington racing calendar. Portlander is just 2 minutes walk from the Wellington train station, with direct trains to Trentham racecourse, making it the perfect stop for a champagne breakfast or post races dinner.

Opening Hours

Rugby at Portlander

It’s arguable that there’s nothing more important in New Zealand than Rugby, and when it’s game day in Wellington we would have to agree!

Portlander is located just 5 minutes walk from Wellington’s home of rugby, Westpac Stadium which makes the Portlander bar THE place to be pre and post game.

Whether it’s a home game day for the All Blacks, Hurricanes or Wellington Lions or New Zealand’s biggest party ‘The NZI Sevens’, Portlander will have the games playing on the big screen and specials to celebrate.

It pays to book a table in the bar, restaurant or patio for these events, to book please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz or call Portlander direct on 04 498 3762

Rugby at Portlander

It’s arguable that there’s nothing more important in New Zealand than Rugby, and when it’s game day in Wellington we would have to agree!

Portlander is located just 5 minutes walk from Wellington’s home of rugby, Westpac Stadium which makes the Portlander bar THE place to be pre and post game.

Whether it’s a home game day for the All Blacks, Hurricanes or Wellington Lions or New Zealand’s biggest party ‘The NZI Sevens’, Portlander will have the games playing on the big screen and specials to celebrate.

It pays to book a table in the bar, restaurant or patio for these events, to book please email rhiannon_beavan@portlander.co.nz or call Portlander direct on 04 498 3762

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