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C.G.R. Merchant & Co.

44 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 6737
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Gin Haven

So I'm generally a cocktail/wine gal and not big on strong spirits - but I went here with a friend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rae S
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Wellington, New Zealand
Oh yeah baby !!

I love this place and is often the last place I visit before heading home for the night. The... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jasdombo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington speciality rum & gin infusion bar
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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44 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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+64 4-384 6737
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So I'm generally a cocktail/wine gal and not big on strong spirits - but I went here with a friend and joined her in trying some of the infused Gin neat! I had the gingerbread gin and it was honestly incredible, the flavour was perfect...More

Thank Rae S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place and is often the last place I visit before heading home for the night. The infused Rum and Gins are sensational. Salted caramel is a favourite. I'm not a cocktail drinker but have been in there with a few who have...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

It’s another one of those hidden Wellington cocktail bars that you might have walked past and never knew where the stairway lead to. Right in the heart of Courtenay Place (where all the action is) this bar has a commanding view from its first floor...More

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jmck_wgtn, Owner at C.G.R. Merchant & Co., responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Good morning, Thank you for the positive comments about the bar and our offering. We apologise the service experience wasn't in line with what you were expecting. We value a high standard of customer service and will take your comments to the team so we...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

My friends and I had visited CGR a couple of months ago and the nights couldn’t have been any better! The ambiance is incredible and the music seems to always fit the energy of the bar. But the drinks though... The bar is full of...More

Thank Diane H
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Dear CGR. First and foremost, I love you. Your cocktails make my head dizzy, but in a good way, not like a tilt-o-whirl run by questionable carny folk. What I'm trying to say, is, they are strong to quite strong. There was a lad, he...More

Thank Katie H
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

So we came over from Australia and hired the wunderfilled C.G.R Merchant & Co for a brilliant birthday gathering. The coolest and most unique drinks/cocktails around....thanks to the huge array of gorgeous and interesting gin and rum infusions made by the expert bartenders (Charlie, Louis,...More

Thank margo g
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Amazing, unique cocktails. Great range? Knowledgeable staff and lovely setting. Wish we had this bar closer to home.

Thank Lilah14
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

We visited CGR Merchant & Co for a business function. We enjoyed the layout and intimate space it provided us to chat with people, it was easy to get around the room. the bar staff were very friendly and accommodating and the drinks were delicious!...More

Thank Jane M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Everytime I ho there I feel at home, great atmosphere and every drink is a threat. Try the infiused, there are a good few!

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

I have traveled many places around the world and always appreciate a great cocktail! I have found CGR to be right up there with the best of the best! With their unique gin infusions and outstanding bartenders this has to easily be my favorite place...More

Thank Sam R
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