Current opening hours:
Monday – Saturday 12pm – 10pm
Open Sundays for Wellington Hurricanes’ home fixtures

The Backbencher Gastropub
04 472 3065
34 Molesworth Street, Wellington


Author: Backbencher Admin

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 […]

Go Gold Fundraiser Quiz

We’d love you to “Go Gold” and test your knowledge with the best of questions from the Backbencher …we do have all the correct answers, you know! Come on down and get a team together and “know for victory” show us how good you are. […]

Eat, Drink & Be Welly | WOAP 10-26 Aug 2018

It’s that time of year again!
Wellington on a Plate is back,
and it’s turning 10!

We are counting down the days until Wellington On a Plate!

Join us as we celebrate 10 years of this fantastic festival, and get ready to party with our mardi gras themed menu!

Check out our menu for WOAP here!

What will be your favourite?

The Spicy Winston Burger?
Our Go The Canes Cocktail?

Click here to book a table now and find out!


PS. Did you know that we are the official unofficial Emerson’s Breweryclubrooms for Beervana!?
Come join us for a pint between sessions and try some of our delicious Emerson’s staple beers, as well as some new Emerson’s guest taps!


Did someone say ice hockey!?!?

Did someone say ice hockey!?!? This weekend Team USA and Team Canada are facing off at Westpac Stadium in what is sure to be a high intensity action packed game! Join us before or after the game and warm up with our special deals especially […]

2018 Press Freedom Debate

On the 3rd of May we held the annual 2018 Press Freedom Debate! This years moot was ‘‘the observers of politics are smarter than the politicians’’ Grant Walker is the chairman for the night, and was joined by the likes of Nicola Willis, Kris Faafoi, […]