Breakfast: Mon-Sun 6.30am-10am
Lunch: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2pm
Dinner: Mon-Sub 5.30pm-9.30pm
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
About Vivant! Restaurant & Bar
Vivant! Restaurant & Bar is a modern café bistro and bar that celebrates its Wellington CBD location and provides a relaxed, fresh bistro experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant offers modern International cuisine showcasing fine New Zealand produce.
I visit the Vivant! Restaurant & Bar whenever I come to Wellington because I know what to expect. The food is always prepared well and the selection of drinks meet my requirements. I also like the bar layout and the hotel's location. Very handy if you are attending an event at the Sky Stadium. On this occasion I was served by a new staff member who was friendly and attentive. I marked down the atmosphere slightly only because it was a slow night, but these are covid-19 times. I'll keep coming.
Food was great. The scotch beef and T-bone grills were very good. I had the fish which was very tasty. Service was friendly and fast. Ambience was not so pleasant. Furniture a little dated. The toilets were badly located. We were seated diagonally opposite it. Kept getting distracted with customers getting in and out of them. Should have placed some privacy partition near entrance to the toilets.
Food is very good
Lovely food at a good price.
I don’t think I could have warranted eating here without the first table discount, but glad first table enabled me to try something new. The food was amazing and service was great!
Limited menu options but no complaints.
A lovely meal with great service.
The presentation of the dishes was very nice.. My partner had the beef and it was good , well cooked . My fish was ok and the sauce was good, the tiramisu did not taste like a tiramisu but ok. Service was very good.
Such a fabulous dining experience which was memorable for all the right reasons. Our waiter was polite, respectful and intuitive - and did Vivant proud. The chefs spoke to us through their food which was delicious and beautifully prepared - artistic, seasoned and complimentary flavours. Highly recommended. Pork belly and scallops, crudo, steak, sides and desserts - Tiramisu, and a coconut gorgeousness. The wines we chose suited out palettes well and we left there planning our next visit. Btw we eat out several times a week so I can speak confidently that dining experience was outstanding. Well done team Vivant
We had a great meal - 3 courses with accompanying wine. The meal & wine were very generous. The staff were great.
Fish was awful. Other food wasnt that great either. Sorry.
Very average food, unattractive flavours in refined presentation. Our cocktails were served luke warm.
We were very positively surprised of the quality of the food...we had chosen this restaurant for our special day (17th wedding anniversary) and were not disappointed. From the entree (bread and dips) that sounds very "ordinary" but was far from it..the dips were absolutely divine and we couldn't get enough of them, to the mains that were just unbelievable (fish if the day was juicy and tasty with leeks and potatoes, sous vide lamb rump was just the best I have ever had) to the two deserts..especially the lychee one..was just the right meals to celebrate our special day. Thank you again and we will be back.
the carrot and leek soup was delicious
Had a fantastic evening meal with Margrain Wines. service great at Dinner Breakfast service next morning staff seemed not as co -ordinated
WE had a marvelous evening ding on fine food, great Margrain Wines with excellent service from the staff. Thank you all.
Superb - great food, wine, and service! This sets the standard for all restaurants we go to! Cheers Alex
Excellent food, wines and very attentive service. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
I visit this restaurant and bar every time I visit Wellington, which is typically every month. Consistent might sound boring, but I know what to expect and I am never disappointed. The food has enough variety and the bar is also a great place to enjoy a cold one and watch the public servants passing by into a stiff wind. I use it to eat before walking up to a Hurricanes game, and it is great to return to after the game. I even drop in occasionally just for a coffee.
Staff was lovely and friendly, coffee was great, food was excellent!!
Came for lunch and it was great! Service was wonderful, and the food servings were generous! Very blown away
Food and service was great
Good food and service. We had a very friendly attentive waiter.
Atmosphere - The decor needs to be a little more intimate and cosy. It was quite bare and does not have a feeling of warmth and inviting. Otherwise, this is the second time we dined at the Restaurant in a month in our bid to support local restaurant. We will be back again as we like the menu and the service is great. It is one of the city's value for money and great secret dining restaurant.
Really lovely meal. Our waiter was also really great. I had the pork belly and it was beautiful but would say maybe order a side too as there wasn’t much to go with the meat. Would recommend this restaurant 😊