Portlander Bar and Grill

Nestled in a spot where land meets sea, our award-winning restaurant is a unique take on the grill house concept - one which local, seasonal, cultivated and just a little bit weird. We cater to all and offer delicious dishes to meat and veggie eaters.


Events - August 1 - 31

Cooking With Gas

Calling all car enthusiasts! Portlander and Gazley Motors bring you an interactive car and cuisine event showcasing modern motoring and food.

The cars and chefs are pulling up in style at Portlander Bar and Grill, as they present an event that will leave you full to the brim of incredible cuisine and car nous. Portlander turns its steakhouse into an all-out automobile showroom, where you'll be served canapés, a main and dessert, inspired by the three cars' origin, character and style - all themed around the gas-powered lava rock grill. The piece de resistance will be placed in the middle of the Portlander Bar and Grill where mains and desserts are served around it to bask in its glory.

The evening includes a hands-on interactive masterclass with giveaways and goodie bags.
Buckle up, ladies and gents – we’re presenting you with a once in a lifetime experience of steel and speed.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements


Various times throughout August

Aug 01, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Price: $124

Event enquiries: nick_smith@evt.com

*This event has shared seating

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Dine - August 1 - 15

Bar Meets Kitchen

Nestled on the corner of a bustling intersection in the Wellington CBD, where foot traffic reaches its numbers in the thousands, Portlander sends hundreds of coffees out with early morning commuters. We're proud to be the first stop for many as they make their way to start the day.

Being a central location in the coffee capital of New Zealand, where we live and breathe culture, food, creativity and innovation, we bundled these elements all together to create a late night dish for early morning commuters, using the Festival theme 'out of place'.

We also thought it would be appropriate to give the Portlander bar team a dessert whilst the Portlander chefs took care of the cocktail!

Dish Description: Vodka panna cotta with Rich Coffee and The Bond Store Kāpiti Coast vodka espuma foam and gel, Wellington Chocolate Factory coffee milk and chocolate-coated Rich Coffee beans.

  • GFGluten Free

Price: $15

Availability: Dinner

Burger - August 13 - 31

The Übermensch

Braised beef cheek with 21-day dry-aged beef smash patty, crumbed Scotty's Meats smoked bacon, housemade sauerkraut, pickle and red onion slaw, Garage Project Pickle Beer cheese, dill cream and Huffman's hot sauce mayonnaise in a sesame seed milk bun, with fries and hot sauce mayonnaise.

    *Cannot cater to dietary requirements

Garage Project Beer Match: Pickle Beer

Price: $25 / with Garage Project beer $31

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

Kitchen Meets Bar

The Bond Store Kāpiti Coast vodka, Hunter Reilly mānuka honey, advocaat liqueur, cream and vanilla bean 'Crème Brûlée', garnished with a caramel sugar shard.

  • GFGluten Free
  • VVegetarian

Price: $16