Thistle Inn

Go on an historic and culinary journey at one of the oldest establishments in New Zealand.



From Drinking Crates to Fine Dining Plates

A smoky tale, a fierce warrior, earthquakes, and short stories. The Thistle Inn has a history that oozes through the walls, if only they could talk.

Teaming up with {Suite} Gallery, you can experience the stories of Wellington’s yesteryear through Ans Westra’s photography from the archives as you settle in for an indulgent four-course, long lunch. Bringing history, fine food, and photography altogether in Wellington's most iconic pub.

With a menu crafted from local produce, you can expect Kiwi dishes with a modern Thistle twist. Courses are perfectly paired with a range of boutique wines from Stad_ko Wines in Martinborough.

From drinking crates in sawdust to the current-day white linen tablecloths and fine food, The Thistle has been through it all.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times

May 20, 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Price: $185

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*This event has shared seating

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Electric Pūhā!

Dish Description: Longbush free range pork, Tora Collective pāua and Pūhā house-made sausage, Mushroom House mushroom ragoût, koji butter, creamy polenta, furikake, jus.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Price: $38.00

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

Regional Beverages

Urlar "The Mediator", Pinot Noir: $16.00