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

The Backbencher Gastropub
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 […]

SOS Business Vouchers

Hi everybody! You can now support us during the lockdown period by buying vouchers at: SOS Business online.

Lockdown Level 3 Menus

We are serving a range of both Cellar-Vate and Backbencher menus during lockdown level 3 via the Regulr app. Please see below.?        

Update: Covid-19 Level 3

Hello! We hope you are all safe and well in these uncertain times. As of Tuesday 28th April, the New Zealand government will lift Level 4 restrictions and will be able to provide contactless click-and-collect orders for Cellar-Vate café. We will be using Regulr to […]

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. […]