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Indie Cinema
“The Penthouse is our local cinéma and one of several nice cafés/restaurants in Brooklyn Village. See the separate entry under the "Cinéma" category for details of what the cinéma part offers. The Penthouse is perfect to dine at before an evening movie. If going to an 8:15pm or 8:30pm session, I recommend getting there no later than 7pm so that you have plenty of time to eat your meal without being rushed. The dinner menu is small-ish but reasonably priced, with European-style food e.g. fish, risotto, pasta, rack of lamb, vegetarian etc. The wine list is small but adequate, plus there are craft beers and non-alcoholic drinks. There is a food cabinet that contains cake and other sweet treats, as well as lighter food options for lunch and morning/afternoon tea. The coffee is good. Staff are friendly and the system is well-organised for coping with the big rushes before every movie session. Best of all, you can take drinks, including coffee, into the theatres. You can also take food in (but not hot food). I highly recommend the Penthouse for a casual coffee and cake, dinner and/or a movie. See www.penthousecinema.co.nz.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Amazing food and wine (and beer). A bit pricier but great for a special dinner.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“It has a French flavour to it and the food is slightly different but very good. We have had breakfast and coffee here and enjoyed it.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“they roast their own coffee beans and the owners Naomi and Zac are awesome. They know all their regulars by name and what their favourite drink is. The Hurricane Burritos are yum as are Naomi's salads.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“We have some excellent hiking trails right on our doorstep that wind through the regenerating native bush in Polhill Reserve. The entry point is only 3 minutes away from the bottom end of Karepa Street. The Polhill Reserve loop is suitable for those of average fitness and takes from 45 minutes to a couple of hours, depending on your fitness level. There are plenty of shorter walks you can take if you want something easier: 2 suggestions: Head down to Aro Street (around 30 minutes) for refreshments including craft beer (Garage Project), coffee, or bread or pastries (Arobake), or alternatively walk up to the Brooklyn Wind Turbine for stunning panoramic views of Wellington. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Great for kids with flying fox and playground. Lovely native plants and running tracks. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“This is our dairy of choice, actually more of a small food market. Really nice people and a good range of things if you can't get to a supermarket. Fruit is really good.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
$$$
“"The Brooky" is the local pub/sports bar. It has several big screens in the bar area for showing major sports matches (e.g. when the All Blacks are playing). There is a separate dining area with smaller tv screens - a bit quieter, but you can still watch sport. The à la carte menu features traditional kiwi fare such as prawn cocktail (an entrée) and mains like scotch fillet with mushroom sauce, fries and salad; and chiclen breast wrapped in bacon with a field mushroom and cream sauce. The kids really enjoyed their BBQ ribs. Most main meals were around $28 - $30, and were good sizes. Our steaks were perfectly cooked. For dessert, the waffle topped with Oreos, ice cream and cream went down very well, as did my traditional chocolate sundae. Overall we were very impressed with the food. There is also a pizza menu that we didn't try, but we've seen some of our guests bring pizza back here to eat, so that's clearly an option. The drinks list is adequate, with reasonable variety. The only area in which The Brooky lets itself down a bit is service. The waitstaff are based behind the main bar, and serve bar patrons first. While our waitperson was very nice and accommodating, we didn't see much of her. It was faster to get up and go to the bar to get more drinks than wait for someone to come to the table. Our mains dishes were never cleared so we also went to the bar to order our desserts. As long as you know to expect this, and you're happy to get up and go to the bar when you need something, you will enjoy your night out at The Brooky.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One day i will find out why this joint is called Burger Wisconsin. Actually, we had an Airbnb guest from Wisconsin and she said the state is not known for its burgers! So it's still a mystery. But what is not a mystery is the quality of the burgers, which is damn good. I'm talking gourmet burgers, worth every cent. You can get each burger in 'petit' or 'grand' size. My favourite is the petit beef & blue cheese, about $13. You can eat there or take it away. Being suburban, it closes early-ish, around 9pm or even earlier on quiet nights i think. If you find out how it got its name, please let me know :-).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Nature
“A great little park with a playground for the kids. We take our son there, and go for a nice walk through Central Park.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of two Indian restaurants in Brooklyn. In contrast to Swagat India, Khana Khazana is a takeaway/delivery restaurant only, specialising in Tandoori cuisine. It offers lunch from 12pm-2pm Wed to Sat, and dinner 7 days from 4:30pm-9pm (9:30pm Fri/Sat). I haven't dined here yet, but Ciaran has, and while he thought the food was good overall, he considered Swagat India to be more flavoursome. On Google reviews, KK currently has an average rating of 3.9 across 57 reviews. This isn't high, but i notice that there are many excellent reviews from recent times, with the really low reviews mostly 1-3 yrs old. So I'd say, give them a go!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sublocality
“Generally use Snapper cards but drivers will take cash. Make sure you have gold coins”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Beautiful park within a 5 minute walk from the flat. Lots of nature, and an awesome adult size play scape. Riding the zip-line is a must.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“These really are the best pies. They are just amazing. Unlike any pie I have had. People come from miles around to get these pies”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are a couple of fish'n'chip shops in Brooklyn and both are good, but this is our favourite. Fish'n'chips is a classic Kiwi takeaway, for those nights when you can't be bothered cooking. Nice fresh fish and z sausage encased in batter (that makes the sausage a hotdog) with a scoop of chips and tomato sauce Yuuuummmmm! Good fish'n'chips are not too greasy and should be light in colour and crisp. In other words, the shop changes the oil frequently that they deep fry the food in. You can also get battered onion rings, chicken nibbles, oysters and heaps of other stuff, plus your regular Chinese takeaways.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“The oldest remaining residential house in Wellington, Nairn Street Cottage, is worth a look. Each room is full of interesting exhibits and it has a lovely garden - and it's within walking distance.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Amazing food and wine (and beer). A bit pricier but great for a special dinner.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“they roast their own coffee beans and the owners Naomi and Zac are awesome. They know all their regulars by name and what their favourite drink is. The Hurricane Burritos are yum as are Naomi's salads.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One day i will find out why this joint is called Burger Wisconsin. Actually, we had an Airbnb guest from Wisconsin and she said the state is not known for its burgers! So it's still a mystery. But what is not a mystery is the quality of the burgers, which is damn good. I'm talking gourmet burgers, worth every cent. You can get each burger in 'petit' or 'grand' size. My favourite is the petit beef & blue cheese, about $13. You can eat there or take it away. Being suburban, it closes early-ish, around 9pm or even earlier on quiet nights i think. If you find out how it got its name, please let me know :-).”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is one of two Indian restaurants in Brooklyn. In contrast to Swagat India, Khana Khazana is a takeaway/delivery restaurant only, specialising in Tandoori cuisine. It offers lunch from 12pm-2pm Wed to Sat, and dinner 7 days from 4:30pm-9pm (9:30pm Fri/Sat). I haven't dined here yet, but Ciaran has, and while he thought the food was good overall, he considered Swagat India to be more flavoursome. On Google reviews, KK currently has an average rating of 3.9 across 57 reviews. This isn't high, but i notice that there are many excellent reviews from recent times, with the really low reviews mostly 1-3 yrs old. So I'd say, give them a go!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“There are a couple of fish'n'chip shops in Brooklyn and both are good, but this is our favourite. Fish'n'chips is a classic Kiwi takeaway, for those nights when you can't be bothered cooking. Nice fresh fish and z sausage encased in batter (that makes the sausage a hotdog) with a scoop of chips and tomato sauce Yuuuummmmm! Good fish'n'chips are not too greasy and should be light in colour and crisp. In other words, the shop changes the oil frequently that they deep fry the food in. You can also get battered onion rings, chicken nibbles, oysters and heaps of other stuff, plus your regular Chinese takeaways.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is the newest of the two Indian restaurants in Brooklyn, having taken over the premises of the former video store about a year ago. It's open 7 days for lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (4:30pm-10pm), and delivers locally. I can't claim to have eaten at either Swagat India or Khana Khazana, but Ciaran has, and seems to prefer the former like everyone else on Google reviews. Swagat India currently has an average rating of 4.7 (out of 5) across 100 reviews, with a number of comments that it's the best Indian food people have had in Welly. Pretty good it's our local then! If you dine in, they serve craft beer and apparently have a great range of Indian sweet treats.”
  • 1 local recommends

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