Vivant! Restaurant & Bar

153 Featherston Street, CBD, Wellington, New Zealand, 6140
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Breakfast: Mon-Sun 6.30am-10am
Lunch: Mon-Sun 11.30am-2pm
Dinner: Mon-Sub 5.30pm-9.30pm

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  • 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.

Cuisine: Contemporary
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Disappointing - the food was average; my venison was over-cooked; there were too many flavours which confused the palate and the sides, for what they were, were a ridiculous price. The only options for a potato dish was fries or wedges; we're not keen on fried food. My husband's pork belly was delicious although at the end he noticed the table next to us had crackling with their dish; my husband hadn't. The restaurant looked tired and needs updating; it really needs to look separate to the hotel too. The seats were low and uncomfortable. The service was great, speedy and attentive. We won't be rushing back here.

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Visited On Friday, 31 January 2020

The food was good, not great. There was only one waiter, but he was great at making sure everyone was well taken care of.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 February 2020

Reasonable quality food although very overpriced for what it was. Considering it was a pretty quiet night, I felt the service was incredibly slow. A couple of saving graces however would be that whilst slow, service was friendly and one of our vegan mates was well looked after and catered for despite the menus offerings. This solidified a 3/5 rather than a 2/5. Just need to sharpen up a bit and lift your game

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

We waited for nearly one hour for our lunch. My husbands meal finally arrived and then ours turned up about 5 mins after, so he had nearly eaten before we had begun. Fish was dry and overcooked but this was replaced. Very poor service - won’t be back Diane Barrass

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

We were warmly welcomed by Nahil or Nihal as well as Robin. They were really customer oriented with their service as exceptional. It was one- of - a- kind experience as we really felt special. The whole family enjoyed the food. We did not wait very long. Food presentation was really fantastic. After so many years of looking for a family friendly, world class service we feel that we’ve found a great place to celebrate important moments such as birthdays, anniversaries etc. The complimentary food were also highly appreciated. I would definitely recommend Vivant to all my friends. Thank you & keep up the good service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The online booking was fantastic unfortunately the staff were not able to find the booking so was slightly awkward as I did not arrive first. Luckily I had confirmation on the phone. The restaurant was not full so not sure why it was an issue. Great food, good service no complaints.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Food was very good! Everyone happy with their meals! Our table of 8 was very happy! Restaurant not too busy for a Wednesday evening! Able to talk, take our time and enjoy the evening!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 December 2019

New summer menu was a combination of flavours that shouldnt be put together. Chocolate sauce with venison didnt work too well. Scallops were the worst, terrible combo with weird sauces and scallops purposefully served cold

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Visited On Thursday, 05 December 2019

My booking got lost

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Visited On Saturday, 16 November 2019

Food was amazing. Very good service. Will definitely go again

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Very nice food. Happy to accommodate children and coeliac diet. Allowed us to sit in comfy lounge area.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

The lunch and starter menu was sparse, could have done with another 2 mains, unless one is vegetarian inclined. I had the mussels which were tiny, and not enough, thankfully I filled up on the bread starter, Otherwise, tasty clean food, and excellent service.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 October 2019

Excellent food and service as always

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Lovely service very impressed with staff caring & looking after us Very enjoyable thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 October 2019

Lovely staff very friendly. The food was so great.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

My experience was excellent, but some of my guests were not happy with getting under-cooked meat, contrary to their requests. Very hard surfaces of decor meant sound was amplified, but at least no loud music!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Great food and excellent service, thanks!

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Visited On Friday, 23 August 2019

I have dined at this restaurant quite a number of times and always find it to be consistent and great value for money. The location is great and the bar is better than at many ibis hotels that I have stayed at. Very convenient for people walking up to the Wellington Stadium.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

Great food, great service, great night

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

If you wanted to exclude WOP burger from first table, you should have mentioned that in your website or first table conditions!

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Great night out for our weekend away as a family. Shared the 500gm beef platter and it was perfectly cooked. Finished off the night with the everything dessert, and the girls eye lit up. Everything tasted great and was cooked well. Very accommodating staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Had a long overdue catch up with a friend here for dinner. I had the Venison, it was beautiful, we didn’t have dessert but we had coffee. It was a quiet night I guess for customers so it was just the way I like it, not too crowded and noisy. Service was ok but I felt visited by the waiter far too many times, it was very annoying as we had to stop halfway through our conversations to tel him everything was just fine. I’m used to the waiter checking up on my meal once and that’s it, not more. So if this can be passed on to staff thanks. And please pass my compliments to the Chef , that venison is unforgettable and I’ll be back for more of it :)

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Visited On Saturday, 04 May 2019

This was our third time at Vivant. We go back because the standard of the food is very good. It is beautifully presented, always piping hot and delicious.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 April 2019

Waiter was very unhelpful

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Very pleasantly surprised

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