Come on down to our multi-award winning gastro-pub located right here in Lower Hutt, Wellington and experience all that we have to offer at the home of hospital

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Lamb, beef, bar, cocktails, live music, lunch, dinner, seafood, craft beers and wine, function room, outdoor seating and beer garden.


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It's The Empire... what's not to love!

What a wonderful bar! The food is amazing, they have friendly staff and Friday nights after work are a lot of fun with great bands performing. Definitely a place to check out!

Took the pics at this spot and tried the food... Was right up there! I even went back there last week with friends and their children. Totally recommend :)

The food and service - exceptional. Had the stone gril - what a meal. Had everything you could ask for food wise. The staff ; they seemed as happy as we were to be there. I will return here and try mire of the menue.

This is a great place for after work drinks if you happen to be in Petone. It has a great atmosphere, great food AND on Fridays they do a cupcake and cocktail special!

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