Pravda Cafe & Grill

107 Customhouse Quay, Wellington, New Zealand
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Monday to Friday 7.30am till late
Saturday 9.30am till late
Sunday Closed (check out Shed 5)

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  • Free Wi-Fi
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About Pravda Cafe & Grill

In Russian, Pravda means “the truth”. Hence the eatery’s focus on honest, produce-led dishes that use the very best ingredients New Zealand has to offer. The daytime menus offer flavourful café favourites given a modern spin, along with freshly ground Immigrant’s Son coffee. The cheese scones are world-famous in Wellington, while the breakfast and lunch dishes run the gamut from contemporary egg dishes to innovative salads, burgers and sandwiches, and bistro classics.

By night, Pravda is Wellington’s best steakhouse, with a carefully curated selection of exceptional cuts, informed by the menu at Pravda’s siblings, the iconic Jervois Steak House restaurants. Executive chef Gareth Stewart sources red meat of the highest quality, and alongside the grill offering is a modern bistro menu, with dishes that offer something for everyone.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

Wonderful night at Pravda. Fabulous food, great service. My only small criticism would be it is very dark, quite hard to read the menu. We all had the torch light on our phones on (maybe that's just our age, haha).

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Visited On Thursday, 05 September 2019

I made an online booking for myself and my colleagues (9 in total) for Friday 6 Sep at 12pm but then changed it by email (followed up by a phone call to the restaurant) to Thursday, 5 Sep at 12pm instead. When we turned up to the restaurant at 12pm, the two people on the front desk (a young man and woman) were incredibly rude to us. Apparently they have noted the booking as 2pm in the system instead of 12pm so a table wasn't ready. I asked the man if that would be a problem and he responded in a very arrogant and rude manner (rolling eyes, etc) that it would be but that given we're here now, they'll try and figure something out. We were all flawed by his response, given a booking was made but we continued to wait. His demeanour just got worse from there. In the end we were seated begrudgingly. It ruined the leaving lunch experience we had in mind for our colleague and we regret not going somewhere else more professional and friendly. All my colleagues and I provided him with some feedback when we left and he remained arrogant and defiant and said that he was rude because it was lunchtime and they were busy and it's not his fault that the booking was stuffed up by Pravda. I asked to speak to the manager but he told me he is the manager - which was confusing because earlier he referred to the blonde woman at the front counter (who witnessed his rude behaviour and said nothing, as the manager). We have all been to Pravda several times and were shocked by his behaviour. He really detracted from your good brand and none of us want to dine there again and will tell our friends and family not to either. We'll be sharing this feedback on Tripadvisor too - none of us has ever experienced such behaviour from waiting staff - internationally. The food was pretty average too. Some of us ordered the seafood chowder as a main and the mussel shells were delivered empty, such a letdown for almost $30 a plate. A poor experience for all 9 of us all round.

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Visited On Wednesday, 21 August 2019

No need perfect

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 August 2019

I had the express lunch - the seafood chowder was absolutely divine. The salmon dish I had as a main was bit disappointing - I LOVE salmon, however for this dish I think it would have been much better if it was thinly sliced - or cooked. Great service. And did I mention the chowder was divine?!!!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Well cooked and presented food with very good service and an interesting selection of wine by the glass. We will return!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 August 2019

Hi there Service was magnificent. My colleagues loved their food. I dine with you quite often but had to say I couldn't eat my Cesar Salad. The egg was pardon the pun, fowl, not sure it was a chickens egg? It was still very runny in white the middle. The flavour of the salad was no where near it's high standard. The bacon was so hard it almost broke my teeth, hard work! The plate arrived looking like someone had drowned the unloved lettuce in Parmesan to avoid acknowledging the massive lettuce stalks which dominated my plate. Dressing left me unsure.. Sorry usually I LOVE Pravda - but today's Cesar Salad was poor.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

Perfect rainy day lunch venue. Food was delicious and the staff, professional. The Rosebud cocktail is a must try.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Had a fantastic time with the girls at your ladies lunch. Great value for money and food tasted better than expected!! The service was brilliant! Well done!!

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Visited On Monday, 29 July 2019

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. Please pass on my thanks to staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 27 July 2019

Despite our party being short of time ( and the evening was a very busy one for them as well) - the staff were accommodating, service faultless, and food fabulous.

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Visited On Friday, 19 July 2019

Perfect service from a great team! And the very young waiter was so excellent

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Excellent food and express lunch menu was great value. Many ty

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Everything was perfect, thank you :)

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Had a wonderful night, could not fault a thing. Waiter was fun and very good.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Aside from some confusion on our arrival it was a pleasant experience.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

The food was divine and the service fantastic with an amazing atmosphere! Highly recommended A++

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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Great meal - the mains / entree were delicious. The date sponge on the caramel sundae was a bit dry.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Beautiful food and exceptional service. Great evening, thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 June 2019

Amazing service, food came out at perfect pace, nice ambience to spend a special night, and will definitely be back!

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Visited On Friday, 14 June 2019

Staff were friendly and well versed in the specials and menu. Front of house was excellent. He found a better table for us during a busy Friday lunch crowd.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Great place, Thanks

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Lovely meal and excellent service and advice from our waiter

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Visited On Thursday, 23 May 2019

Enjoyed a great lunch, excellent snapper, well presented on plate and cooked to perfection. Washed it down with a lovely Little Creatures. Always a favourite to visit when in Wgtn.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Fantastic evening, great food and excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 May 2019

Excellent meal

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