Portlander, the award winning upmarket grill house, is a thriving culinary hub, coveted by steak lovers and wine connoisseurs alike. Garnishing Wellington’s business district with slick service and dapper décor since 2012 – welcome to your new favourite place.

Portlander’s seasonally changing menus champion produce procured from the best New Zealand has to offer. Whet your appetite with locally hunted wild meats and line-caught game fish. The stars of the show include the delectable Wakanui steaks and Palliser Bay Station lamb dishes, alongside fine artisan products like Drunken Nanny cheeses and Arobake breads. Let’s not forget Portlander also boasts one of Wellington’s most extensive whisky selections and a custom wine cellar. Cheers to that.

Bloody rare and rather well done, Portlander is the perfect place to eat meat and greet.


Meet the team

Tim Banks

Executive Chef

Tim brings to the table a contemporary style featuring locally sourced ingredients. He’s conscious of the look, taste, smell, texture, memory and sustainability of a dish. Tim learnt his craft growing up in kitchens and travelling the world, working in London, Alice Springs and Hanoi.