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Little Totara Family Restaurant & Bar

5 star rating
11 reviews

Cuisine: Family, Pizza, A La Carte, Steakhouse

1 Turon Cres
Totara Park
Upper Hutt City
04 526 7002


  • Mon 5pm – 8pm
  • Tues – Thur 4pm – Late
  • Fri 4pm – Late
  • Sat 4pm – Late
  • Facilities/Features:
    • Business Dining
    • Children's Menu
    • Conference Facilities
    • Children's Play Area
    • Private Functions
    • Private Parties
    • Wedding Functions
  • Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa
  • Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
  • BYO/Corkage: No BYO
  • Parking: Free On-Street
  • Good For Groups: Yes
  • Good For Children: Yes
  • Takeaways: Yes
  • Delivers: No
  • Takes Reservations: Yes
  • Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
  • Outdoor Seating: No
  • Meals: Dinner, Dessert
  • Wi-Fi: None

The Little Totara is nestled within the family-friendly community of Totara Park. Known for the biggest meals in Upper Hutt, people are often commenting on their satisfied bellies by the time they leave! Little Totara Restaurant and Bar is a favourite with families, for its relaxed vibe and tasty food.(bookings are highly reccomended)

And if you’ve seen the black FordF100 drag-racing Truck With “Little Totara” on it around the Hutt Valley… this is where it’s home is!

Great Little place for any occasion – birthdays, farewells, etc.
Friendly Helpful staff to help & Suit your needs!
MONDAY: 2 For 1 Meals
(Bookings Required Condition’s Apply)
TUESDAY: 2 For 1 Pizzas
(Dine in only)
WEDNESDAY: Kids meals half price-all kids receive a kiddies activity bag & a Ice cream cone
(Offers subject to change without prior notice, so phone ahead to check)

11 Reviews for Little Totara Family Restaurant & Bar

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20th February 2013
5 star rating
Brilliant place to dine – a group of 6 went out to celebrate on a Monday evening (and we were thrilled with the 2 for 1 main meals) – my salmon was absolutely sensational – as good as anywhere else. A great local restaurant, well worth supporting. All the dinner guests have nothing but positive things to say – well worth the trip over the Totara Park Bridge to find this little gem of a place.

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Pip G.


26th July 2013
4 star rating
I went to Little Totara with my toddler and I was really impressed with how much they helped me to find suitable options for her. The service was fab and they really made us feel welcome. There are always loads of cars in the carpark and it seems to be pretty busy later in the evening as a pub.

Visited April 2013

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22nd April 2013
3 star rating
Mixed review on this one.

The owner was lovely so I would have liked to be able to give a better review. Good, friendly, attentive service.

Some of the food we were served though could be improved with a few simple tweeks which could be a real draw card.

The chips were awesome and so was the coleslaw. However the fish was obviously bought pre frozen (very similar to the battered fish you buy frozen in the supermarket and upon ordering what I thought was a slice of hot chocolate fudge cake with real cream, I got what I one of those tiny Aunt Bettys microwave steamed puddings accompanied by whipped cream from a can and that was really disappointing.

Some simple and effective changes for example would be to swap the frozen and pre battered fish for freshly bought and battered and the rich chocolate cake dessert being homemade with a genuine chocolate sauce and real whipped cream.

Good specials and good main portion sizes.

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18th January 2013
5 star rating
Fantastic food, big portions left us feeling very satisfied. Steak cooked to perfection. Relaxing atmosphere and fantastic service. Couldn’t have asked for more.Working in food myself its great to see good old fashion customer service at its best.will definitely be going back in future.

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31st October 2012
5 star rating
Love this place, we have our family birthdays and recently held my mums surprise birthday there.. Atmosphere is always welcoming, owners are so helpful, and will have a laugh with you… recommend rugby season Amy always gets involved hehe… great area for the kiddies if you have them, or if you don’t nice place to go for a dinner and couple of wines, food each time has been perfect for everyone, great selection at a very reasonable price – I definitely recommend for a dinner or function..

Visited September 2012

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30th December 2011
4 star rating
I dined here with my partner and 2 kids, hospitality was great, warming and welcoming, food was plentiful and delicious. Great atmosphere for the kiddies, price was fair…Will dine there again in the future…

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Joe O.


17th July 2011
5 star rating
We ordered the scotch fillet steak and spare ribs mains with a side salad and thoroughly enjoyed our meals, both cooked perfectly. We only had the mains as we were both full after. The hospitality was exceptional, lovely venue. Would visit again and recommend to others.

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15th March 2011
5 star rating
We had my husbands 40th birthday at the Little Totara last July and found the service, food and atmosphere absolutely fantastic. We had the party during the day so that our young children could come and were really happy about how well the kids were treated. We would definitely recommend this venue to anyone looking for somewhere in Upper Hutt!!!

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10th October 2010
5 star rating
I attended a function there for the first time last night and it was brilliant. The owners (who are also your bar and waiting staff) were very friendly and welcoming (and hard workers!!) The bar itself isn’t huge but it is well laid out and helps create a warm and intimate environment for a reasonably sized group (ours was a group of around 50) The food we had was just finger food (pizza, chicken tenders, samosas etc) but it was all well cooked, delivered hot and tasted great. Overall, the owners run a great little bar and offer excellent service. I thoroughly recommend them for your own birthday party or social gathering.

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3rd June 2010
5 star rating
Great service,great staff, great food! Reasonable prices and great customer service. These guys know how customers should be treated! highly recommended

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12th February 2010
5 star rating
Awesome food and great service, prices are extremely reasonable and meals a huge. Great for kids too will definately add this to one of my favourites

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