It has been six months in the making, but now Portlander is finally open, holding its official launch on Thursday August 9th for nearly 200 of its fans and friends.
To a mix of live music and food theatre, the Portlander team took the restaurant through its paces, showing there are more ways to prepare a steak than you can shake a skewer at, and winning over an appreciative audience of media, politicians and even a few rugby players in the process.
Located on the corner of Whitmore and Featherson Streets, Portlander first opened after a partial refit in April, before closing for final preparation and total interior redesign in mid July. Now complete, well stocked and with a menu to match, Portlander is poised to become a Mecca for Wellingtonian carnivores.
Portlander is a unique take on the grill house concept - one which is local, seasonal, cultivated... and just a little bit wild. Their philosophy is all about superb cuts of meat, prepared to perfection and finished in style. As they say: “Bloody rare and rather well done - it’s the ideal place to eat meat and greet.”
With a ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy, Portlander’s specialty is perfectly done, searingly good steak, including cuts such as prime angus sirloin, marvelously marbled wagyu, or pistachio lamb rack to name a few. Portlander doesn’t forget the bounty of the sea however, with stunning tastes of fish and shellfish and combined with astonishingly fresh produce from nearby farms and providores.
For lunch, a lighter, quicker menu delivers both meat-itarians and vegetarians alike delicious burgers to satisfy even the trickiest of palates – for that perfect business lunch on the run.
Portlander’s lively bar is also well placed, with tasty, ‘hard to say no to’ tempting morsels that complement any beverage, a hip selection of cocktails designed by in-house mixologists rival any cocktail bar, plus a wine list gathered from New Zealand, Australia and beyond.
All of which suggests that Portlander is well poised to carve a hearty slice out of the Wellington restaurant marketplace.
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Nestled in a spot where land meets sea, the Portlander is a unique take on the grill house concept - one which is local, seasonal, cultivated... and just a little bit wild. We’re about superb cuts of meat, prepared to perfection and finished in style. Bloody rare and rather well done - it’s the ideal place to eat meat and greet.
Reservations phone +64 4 498 3762
75 Featherston Street, Wellington, New Zealand