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The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, European, Healthy
166 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-931 6161
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“burger” (21 reviews)
“turkish eggs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
166 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 201 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arborist is centrall located and has a roof top bar, which we heard is very nice. However, it is only open (in the winter) from Thursday to Sunday. We were going out with friends on Wednesday so we settled for the downstairs restaurant/bar, which...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We needed a quick and early meal on a busy Saturday night, The staff were friendly and helpful and the tapas interesting. The banana wontons were amazing! Highly recommended , we will return.

Thank Clare H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While staying at the Trinity Hotel, my friend and I went here for breakfast twice. I had the Turkish Eggs both times as they were amazingly good. But even better was the waitress. I don't know her name (Turkish eggs is her favourite dish and...More

Thank Kiwigirl_2012255118
Reviewed 9 July 2018

This is actually two reviews. The Restaurant/Bar downstairs is a great choice for a casual meal. Cosy atmosphere and friendly staff . Food is a good standard and tasty. Reasonably priced and offers great value for money. The Rooftop Bar is a little gem in...More

Thank mikenz2015
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

I've eaten downstairs a number of times and I'd rate this place in my top 5 Wellington restaurants! Food is always good and ever changing with the seasons so that they can buy locally. I equally love the roof top bar on a sunny day...More

Thank Anikag00
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Anikag00, Thank you for leaving us your lovely review. We appreciate your kind feedback and are glad you enjoy your visits to The Arborist. I would love for you to send me your address to gmarborist@trinitygroup.co.nz so we can send you a little something...More

Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, nice and warm with friendly service. We had the vege breakfast and the lumberjack breakfast and both dishes were delicious and ten times better than the ‘standard’ brekkie. 10/10

Thank Ida M
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi Ida M, Thank you so much for your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your breakkie with us! We hope you come back to visit to try out our other menus too! Cheers, Tamsin Blatchford General Manager

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

What an awesome place to hang out in the CBD. Staff were excellent, beers we're great and the general atmosphere was warm and inviting. Lovely decor.

Thank outoftheboxnz
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi outoftheboxnz, Thank you for leaving us your review. We're really glad you enjoyed your time hanging out with us at The Arborist, we hope to have you back for a visit soon. Cheers Tamsin Blatchford General Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

What a good experience I had. I had two honey ciders (yum) and a reasonable size burger with chunky yummy chips and I just loved it. Staff were very friendly and the adorable bar tender (and cute too) were very very friendly. I will definitely...More

Thank John F
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are really pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, we hope to have you back at The Arborist again soon. Tamsin Blatchford General Manager

Reviewed 9 May 2018

Heaters, lighting, hanging chairs, comfy pillows, good drinks & food. This place is a great place to start before a night out.

Thank Amber R
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi Amber R, I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed our rooftop bar! We would love to have you back again. Thanks for leaving us your review. Cheers Tamsin Blatchford General Manager

Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had breakfast here with colleagues. Coffee was good and poached eggs just as I like them. Other meals looked good too.

Thank AgileTester
TheArboristBar, General Manager at The Arborist Rooftop Bar & Eatery, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hi AgileTester, Thanks for leaving us your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your breakfast with us, we look forward to having you back again in the future. Tamsin Blatchford General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Private Dining, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Willis Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-931 6161
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Description
The Arborist has both a ground floor bar & eatery and a rooftop garden bar. In the downstairs bar & eatery we offer a small plates menu focusing on in-season and foraged ingredients, as well as offering delicious burgers and other naughty treats. The drinks menu offers craft beers, a great selection of wines and cocktails. The rooftop bar sits 7 stories high and has a fantastic garden vibe. A great spot to enjoy a frozen cocktail on a sunny Wellington day!
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