Harrows worked directly with Christchurch-based company RM Designs and Prime Property Group in Wellington to bring a new gastro pub to life in the capital itself. The Duke of Wellington, located in the historic Hotel Waterloo, offers a warm space where locals can duck in to get away from the infamous Wellington winds.
The Duke of Wellington encourages locals to pop in for “a nice bevvy and a hearty meal, in the company of interesting people”, and it provides the perfect space to do so. Drawing in crowds through a world-famous chef and comfortable, quality furniture, this is a bar that wants its customers to truly relax. Clusters of bar leaners are paired with comfortably upholstered stools, where groups can enjoy a drink by the nearby bar. Pedestal tables can be pushed together to accommodate groups of all sizes, with Ginger Chairs upholstered in warm leather and Ambra Chairs in vibrant velvet. Leather-upholstered banquettes are pushed up against the wall for a more private, intimate experience.