The boat is welded (I think?) to the dock so it does not move in the way a boat that is simply anchored would - good for those who get seasick. I had a decent experience here - we were lucky in that we were seated in a part with a really nice view of the harbour and a nice spot in the sun. We also ordered from the Wellington On A Plate menu, which was pretty tasty. The service was very slow but they were reasonably busy. Would possibly visit again.
I loved the novelty of having breakfast on a boat, so I went there one morning during my stay in Wellington as it was very close by to the hotel. When I entered onto the boat, the floors were very sticky. The staff were very friendly, but the service was terrible. The place wasn't even busy at that time, but I had to wait a long time for my pancakes and hot chocolate. The other people who came in and ordered long after me received their's much quicker. The pancakes were average as there was hardly any syrup on them which made them dry.
A unique experience - morning tea on a refurbished boat anchored in the harbour! Cosy cafe that serves good coffee and the best date and orange scones that I have ever tasted. Always make a point of visiting when I'm in Wellington, particularly as it's away from the crowds in the city. Situated a short stroll from the city, it's a perfect place to visit on your return from Mount Victoria (steps leading up there are very close to the cafe). Not sure what it would be like being on the boat on a blustery day but today (Christmas Eve) it was warm and calm.
139a Oriental Pde Oriental Bay Wellington 6011
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