Current opening hours:
Monday to Saturdays, 12-10
(Open Sundays for local sporting fixtures)

04 472 3065
34 Molesworth Street, Wellington /


Level 2 Reopening

The Backbencher Gastropub will be re-opening as of Friday 15th May 2020!

Our opening hours will be Monday to Friday, 11:30am – 7pm for the foreseeable future however we will open on weekends to air any prominent sporting fixtures.

Our staff will adhere to all Level 2 restrictions including 2 metre distancing between tables, extra hygiene precautions and ensuring contact tracing with guest sign in documents

We will also continue to provide both Cellar-Vate and Backbencher products via the Regulr app for contactless pick ups and deliveries.

For bookings please email

Thank you for all your support in the past several weeks – we’re looking forward to seeing you again!

Thank you and stay safe, The Backbencher Team.

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