Owners chef adrian green foh manager josh pointon invite you to cafe polo, your friendly local bistro.Cafe polo focus aims to bring you the best produce thoughtfully prepared based on the principles of food supporting local suppliers, using free range meat and eggs and organic fair trade coffee with great service to match.With a large range of local and international wines and beers there is always something new and delicious to match to your meal.
Open for breakfast lunch 5 days a week serving a full breakfast/brunch menu along with regularly changing daily specials.Dinner 4 nights a week from 5.30pm sees a complete change in menu to provide sophisticated bistro food with an extensive wine list to match.
We probably been to polo about four times for brunch over the last six months.If it wasn for the fact that it about a 20 minute drive from our house we probably be there every other week.
Their coffee is delicious, both their counter and menu food is always incredible(Highly recommend their beans with smoked ham and herb crumb and caramel brownie)And their service is always much faster than you expect given how busy they always are.
Probably our favourite place for brunch in wellington.And they have highchairs and toys for little people
At midday on a sunny saturday, cafe polo was busy both inside and out.I was first drawn to great selection of counter food with innovative versions of classics, eg sundried tomato and feta scones yum!The blackboard and brunch/lunch menus are extensive.I settled for basic poached eggs on sourdough with a side of free range bacon while my friends chose chicken and fish meals.Our food arrived really quickly, even given how busy the cafe was, and was delicious.I enjoyed the coffee and would happily go back.
Went for burger wellington http://www.ascoe.it/ after a friend(Vegetarian)Suggested it would be a go as our guest was keen to visit the weta cave.
For $18.50 was astonished!
Is this price reflective of the clientele they imaging being a captive market out here in
Not happy with it at all.No sides, no flavour no imagination.Zany zeus ricotta and goat cheese fritter was bland.Spiced beetroot was weak.Hummus and toasted walnuts(Minuscule amount)In a sesame seed bun, with onion rings and hand cut truffled fries(3 on the plate!? )
The eastern suburbs are being taken for a ride!
In my opinion, cafe polo is the perfect suburban evening out, without the hassle and drama of heading into the city.Yet there is no compromise on quality the food and service is as good as it gets in wellington without price tag that comes with inner city fine dining.
They change the menu regularly to keep it interesting and their philosophy of using fresh and local ingredients is always evident.Everything is always cooked perfectly.I have never had a bad meal yet and we eat there at least once or twice a month(Evening service).
For the purpose of providing a balanced review, i must mention the only thing i can think of that is a tiny negative:The wine list could be longer and possibly a polo ralph lauren italia tad more sophisticated, although the wines they do keep are generally good.
Dave is a culinary wizard, and valentina runs an amazing business great team and great restaurant.I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good night out in the suburbs.
I have heard good things about this restaurant so my wife and myself(Among a few others)Went there tonight and were quite surprised and in a most pleasant way.
The entrees of which i had clams were cooked perfectly and the others were just as tantalising.
The main courses were cooked to perfection but the most outstanding part of the evening was the service.
I will not go into what we had to eat as it was beautiful but the service was just as outstanding.
It is difficult to cook good food but is more difficult to find good people to present it and make your customers feel good while being there and this restaurant does just that, food and staff wise.