Eating Out Guide

This page lists a selection of the restaurants, bars and cafes in Porirua City, listed by suburb for easy reference. We have many fast food shops such as McDonalds, KFC, Burger King, Subway, Hell and Dominos Pizzas, and other ethnic food outlets. There are also licensed bars which serve counter food and meals. The North City Shopping Centre has a food court with a wide variety of buffet type food, and there are several other cafes dotted around the centre. Some establishments take online and phone orders so make sure you check their website for details. We hope you enjoy your visit and meal in Porirua City.


City Centre

Arena Cafe

Te Rauparaha Arena
Phone: (04) 237 4828
Great if you are at the Arena, has cabinet food, small meals, snacks and excellent coffee.
Ideal after a swim or a session at the gym.


3D Kilkerran Place, Porirua
Phone: (04) 237 4444
Open 7 days from 11 am till late.
Website: Burgerfuel
For New Zealand's original gourmet burgers and side orders!

Cabbage Tree Bar

1 Serlby Place
Phone: (04) 238 2495
A local bar with counter food.

Kaizen Cafe

Pataka - Parumoana Street
Phone: (04) 237 4222
Web: KaizenCafe
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday/Sunday 9am-4.30pm
Porirua's most popular breakfast and lunchtime café in the Pataka Complex.
Open 7 days serving light nibbles to a full blackboard menu.
Enjoy amazing food and great service. Overlooks Pataka's Japanese Garden.

Columbus Coffee MEGA Porirua

2 Semple street - Inside Mitre 10 MEGA
Phone: (04) 237 0831
Web: Facebook page
Offering freshly prepared food from our kitchen, superb espresso coffee made how you like it and served by our professional staff, Columbus Coffee MEGA Porirua offers an enjoyable experience for all. Come in and meet the team today.

Open 7am weekdays, 8am weekends.

Masala Lounge

3 Hagley Street
Phone: (04) 237 9898
Tandoori Restaurant with authentic Indian cuisine, ideal for lunch or dinner. Fully licensed. Dine in or takeaway, plus home deliveries. Open 7 days.

Curry Village Indian Restaurant

19 Hartham Place North
Phone: (04) 238 9892
Authentic Indian food, ideal for lunch or dinner.

Denny’s Family Restaurant

2 Semple Street, Elsdon
Phone: (04) 238 2536
Web: Denny's
Open 24 hours, for all types of meals.

Dynasty Restaurant

10 Hagley Street
Phone: (04) 237 6709
For Chinese dine-in and takeaway meals.

Green and Fresh

For warm noodle salads, eat fresh and healthy
Hours: 11 am - 6.30 pm Monday-Friday
Phone: (04) 237 0631

Japanese Thai Restaurant andTakeaway

1 Hartham Place South
Phone: (04) 237 4612
Web: JapaneseThai
Authentic Japanese Thai food. Great for corporate lunches.

Jaylons Cake and Coffee House

Cobham Court (near the Bank of New Zealand)
Phone: (04) 237 8649
Great for breakfast and lunchtime snacks and takeaways.

Little India

1d Mungavin Avenue (old Mungavin Homestead)
Phone: (04) 238 2555
Web: Little India Online
Open for Lunch Monday-Friday 11.30am-2 pm, and Dinner 7 days from 5 pm.
All food cooked to order. We deliver from Tawa to Pukerua Bay.
Best Indian Restaurant and Takeway in Wellington Award 2012

Peppermill Café and Bar

4 Norrie Street (opposite Te Rauparaha Arena)
Phone: (04) 237 8010
Website: Peppermill
Porirua's very popular cafe for breakfast, brunch and lunchtime dining, overlooking Te Rauparaha Park. Special occasion catering, deli products and gift hampers available. Open Monday-Friday from 7.30 am, Saturday/Sunday from 9am with evening dining till late.

RMC Steak House and Café

11 Cobham Court
Phone: (04) 237 8972
Breakfasts and lunches a specialty.

The Little Goat

Cobham Court Kiosk
for Mediterranean Cuisine - traditional Cypriot menus, dips, meats and supplies
Great coffee
Phone: Derek 022 0170 880

Top Taste Chinese Restaurant

1 Hagley Street
Phone: (04) 237 4450
Web: Top Taste Restaurant
For dine-in and takeaway Chinese food.


Burger Wisconsin

4 Mana Esplanade, Mana
Phone: (04) 233 9227
Web: BurgerWisconsin
Open Sunday to Thursday 5 pm - 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 12 noon to 9.30 pm
For amazing burgers. No need to say any more!

Cafe Sofra

Shop 2, 7 Marina View
Phone: (04) 233 8943
For Turkish food.

Hell’s Pizza

99 Mana Esplanade
Phone: (04) 233 6663
Website: Hell's Pizza
For the best pizzas in town. Pick-up or delivery from Pukerua Bay to Aotea. Regular specials.

The Supply Room (Kitchen and Bar)

105 Mana Esplanade
Phone: (04) 233 1120
Web: SupplyRoom
Enjoy great outdoor dining with views out to the Sounds
New summer menu releases and wine listings
For business breakfasts, full bar facilities, workshops, private functions, weddings
Free wi-fi
Full range of Monteith's beers and Heineken on tap

Natraji Authentic Indian Cuisine

Shop 1, 5 Marina View, Paremata
Phone: (04) 233 0009
Website: Natraji
For authentic Indian cuisine, dine-in or takeaway. Group bookings for special occasions. Licensed restaurant.

Ruby’s Licensed Cafe

99 Mana Esplanade
Phone: (04) 233 9931
Website: Rubys
A cafe for a quick snack, or a quiet coffee. All day menu.

Sandbar Pub

103 Mana Esplanade
Phone: (04) 233 1397
Website: Sandbar Pub
A bar for locals with full meals, great pizzas and a wonderful view over the entrance to Porirua Harbour.

The Skippers Restaurant

Marina Motor Lodge
57-61 Mana Esplanade
Phone: (04) 233 9009
Website: Marina Motor Lodge
An onsite fully licensed restaurant and bar. The restaurant seats up to 30 guests and the menu is prepared from quality seasonal produce and complemented by a boutique selection of quality wines, beers and spirits.


Aotea Lodge Poolside Restaurant

Whitford Brown Avenue, near Aotea Lagoon
Phone: (04) 237 4257
Open Monday-Thursday for casual a-la-carte diners.
Friday-Saturday $20 Carvery dinners.
Bookings advisable.

Cafe Lagune

Whitford Brown Avenue, near Aotea Lagoon
Phone: (04) 237 4257
Services include catering for low cost group functions

Gear Homestead Cafe

Café open Sunday to Friday, 8.30-4.30 pm
A perfect setting for meeting friends for breakfast, brunch, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea.
Phone: (04) 478 8700
Web: GearHomestead


Groundup Cafe

15 Paekakariki Hill Road
Phone: (04) 234 8173
Ideal for a quick snack, or a long coffee in relaxed surroundings.

Tuk Tuk Thai Kitchen Café

39 Paekakariki Hill Road
Ph (04) 260 3888 or 022 344 7188

Coffee and cakes and light lunch from 8am-3pm
Thai dinners from 5pm-10pm


Cafe Vella

12 Steyne Avenue
Phone: (04) 233 9111
Excellent seaside cafe for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with great food.


In the Palmers Plimmerton
99 St Andrews Rd, Plimmerton
Phone: (04) 233 1714 ext 2
Enjoy good coffee, food, and cold drinks in great surroundings

Plimmerton Pizzeria

Shop 3, Steyne Avenue
Phone: (04) 233 9111
Website: Plimmerton Pizzeria
For pizzas big and small. Delivery service. Or enjoy your pizza on Plimmerton Beach.

Plimmerton Taj

8 Steyne Avenue
Phone: (04) 233 0474
Website: Plimmerton Taj
Authentic Indian cuisine with fabulous food, dine-in or takeaway. BYO fully licensed (wine only).

Topor Bistro and Bar

3 Beach Road
Phone: (04) 233 9939
Website: Topor
Specialises in Polish cuisine and Eastern European dishes.


The Co-op Kitchen and Bar

Whitby Shopping Centre
Discovery Drive, Whitby
Phone: (04) 234 1580
Website: Whitby Co-op
A bar and restaurant overlooking the Whitby Lakes
Courtesy Coach by arrangement

Dominos Whitby

Whitby Shopping Centre
Discovery Drive, Whitby
Phone: (04) 234 6138
Website: Dominos Whitby
Open from 11 each day, closing late
Home delivery available

Nish Cafe

Whitby Shopping Centre
Discovery Drive, Whitby
Hours: 7.30 am - 4 pm
Phone: (04) 234 7153
Facebook: Nish Cafe
A community cafe with a taste of Israeli hospitality.

Whitby Taj

Whitby Shopping Centre
Discovery Drive, Whitby
Phone: (04) 234 7444
Facebook: Whitby Taj
For group bookings up to 70 people
Entrees cooked to order - nothing precooked or microwaved!
Light lunch Tuesday to Sunday 11.30 to 2.30 pm
Dinner 7 days from 4.30 pm till late.