Wellington City 04-384 6080
- Mon – Thu 5:00pm – 0:00am
- Fri – Sat 5:00pm – 2:00am
- Sun 5:00pm – 10:00pm
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Seating for: 70
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
27 Reviews for Green Parrot
Visited January 2013
Visited July 2012
The restaurant had about 5 other people when we arrived at 6.30pm but when we left 8.00pm only 1 table was unoccupied.
Sorry to hear others didn’t have a very good experience will come back again .
I have always loved the food and friendly service for the 5 or 6 times I visit per year.
The last time I visited the pork chops were tough and fatter. I advised one of the owners who offered no apology and blamed his butcher. No discount offered either for something I didn’t eat. So i felt I was charged for something I didn’t have.
I’m sure this was a one off situation but was disappointed by the response I got when i gave the feedback.
Give me quail stuffed with lamb sweetbreads and a trumpette mushroom sauce and I’m yours for life….
BUT! The Parrot is my bolt-hole, my sanctuary, my grounding place.
Everything is fried, grilled and served with salad and chips and is just superb!
If you’re gonna be shocked by being served sliced white bread then go eat somewhere else! This is real kiwi grub so pack up your hootey-tootey 90′s pretentions and get thee hence!
The wine selection is basic – who cares? This is the nature of the beast!
The waiting staff is usually filled by itinerant students – frankly, I’ve never seen a waiter last more then three months but dammit this is the Parrot! It’s iconic – and, more important, the food is good!
Deep fried scallops that are juicy with a crisp covering; pork chops that are thick, well cooked and juicy; flounder that melts in the mouth; thick steaks that are cooked superbly ….
The salads – mixed lettuce, coleslaw and potato – that accompany each dish are fresh and wonderful. The chips are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside – ideal chips!
I’ve never eaten an entire meal – they’re HUGE!
Go the the Parrot!!!!!
I love this place!
the schnitzel is the best in town. the steak is amazing (when you can finish it! the portions are so huge!)
heres to another 80 years of yummy!
We dined there with our family from Hamilton and Ashburton – 19th February 2010
waited a long time, meal served and I was missed out, waitress excuse – oh I forgot you.
Definitely not a restaurant we would recommend to our guests
Had to wait over an hour for our meals to arrive and this was only after I went up to the counter to complain about the long wait. The manager replied, “are you in a hurry”, which I thought was extremely rude. It turned out the waitress had lost the order, it was still another 30 minutes until we got our meal.
The food was definitely not worth the wait. Under cooked and soggy chips. I think we were well and truely ripped off paying around $25 per meal.
When I phoned to complain the next day the manager was rude and arrogant and did not want to listen to my complaint.
Angelo & Jimmy haven’t lost their touch
we thought the bread and butter was a nice kitsch touch although with the number of great bakery’s in wellington i don’t understand why they would choose pams budget sandwich slice?
a few items on the menu were not available for that evening, and once we had ordered it did take a good 50mins for the food to arrive at our table.
they waiter gave my partner pork instead of the lamb she had ordered, whilst my friends fathers ordered had been forgotten altogether. they did however offer us a free drink for the inconvenience.
the servings were big but not fancy. the meat was fatty and the salads were over priced for what was offered! if you are going to charge $30 for a sirlion, something other than iceberg lettuce to accompany it would be nice.
by the time we came to pay the bill we felt a little ripped off. $87 for two meals and three beers! at this cost we would have been happier and more statisfied to go to the Matterhorn!