Chameleon - InterContinental Wellington

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218 reviews
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$31 to $50
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New Zealand
Savour the freshest produce with the collection of innovative dishes at Chameleon Restaurant. Experience true local flavours created by expert chefs who focus on sustainable products from local markets. From organic salad greens to eco pork, our chefs strive to integrate the best local produce available into the seasonal menus. A knowledgeable service team offers local expertise to enhance your dining experience.
What 218 People Are Saying
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OT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

The service was excellent, some food was exceptional some was normal.

HD
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were sat by the window and it was really cold. Food was delicious except for the tuna, it had no flavour

W
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mathan was outstanding! We had a fantastic time. The food and environment were great.

M
London
9 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were welcomed and given a private comfortable table. The menu is distinctive with two and three plate choices. New Zealand food is featured in innovative ways. Each plate comes with a good selection of vegetables, which we supplemented with a fresh green salad. Home baked bread and a salmon amuse bouche were followed by seafood chowder and a paua dish with mushrooms and rice. The second plates of beef tenderloin and salmon with a celeriac coleslaw rounded out our enjoyable visit.

AW
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Every dish they cook are one of the highest quality. Price are also reasonable. just some misunderstanding in English of the European waiter affects the total atmosphere. Get sorted out after a while. Otherwise they will get a Full mark.

TG
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Well, the food was sensational and the service top class. I do however think your wine pricing is over the top.
A Californian red I can buy for $25NZ max was $80 and with respect that's too high.
anyway I doubt my thoughts with respect will register.
I loved the place and the meal was stunning I just feel sadly that kiwis get ripped off with over the top margins attached to food. I have run my successful NZ luggage company for forty years and if I attached margins-mark ups like this my product simply wouldn't sell.
cheers Terry

OT
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent meal and perfect wine match. The venison perfect!

PB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great evening at Chameleon for a special occasion. From drinks in the bar to the wonderful food it cannot be faulted. Not only were the staff super attentive and helpful, they were also very knowledgeable about the process involved in producing some fantastically unique flavours. Highly, highly recommended.

HM
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Chameleon had amazing service and good food. With a great selection of vegetarian options.

SM
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous evening. The food was outstanding and service was friendly and very professional. The best seafood chowder we’ve had in Wellington. Dishes are beautifully presented. Good wine list and reasonable prices.

j
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Outstanding service, food presentation excellent. However food whilst nice didnt excite.

OT
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time we have visited and again a great experience. Staff go out of their way to look after you in the restaurant and at the bar. Would recommend without a doubt, also great food and great idea with the serving sizes. Will definitely be back again. Particular thanks to the bar staff I believe it was Lauren who went out of her way to allow my partner to try a range of wines and ports, really nice experience and it made her night.

GB
New Zealand
10 reviews
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Chameleon offers incredible value (the two-course plus coffee business lunch is just $34).

JB
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service. It was our third visit to Chameleon. The restaurant was very quiet on a Sunday evening.

D
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Overall the food was really good! However some of the portions might be too small compared to others, even though the waiter told otherwise. That did disappoint some from the table! That being said, what was served was really good.
The service this evening "only" gets 3 stars. At the start it was good, but we had to wait for cutlery for the second round even though the meals were already served. But at least we could admire the look of it before being able to eat. ;-) In addition when the second meals were served, we were still waiting for our wine.

AK
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

The food was very expensive and minimal size. Very nicely presented but not enough quantity. Dessert was the only good size item. Hard to get attention of staff for further requests. All very friendly but not enough of them to be watching out for what diners might want after initial ordering.

J
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved everything? Will definatley come again woth friends and families for any special occasions.

SL
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food, very affordable priced. Staff are very efficient and attentive. Beautiful dining room.

GB
New Zealand
11 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another outstanding lunch - great food, great price and wonderful staff like Sophie who always looks after us so well.

SL
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It took a while to get served. However after that the service was faultless. Also the room was very cold due to the air conditioner malfunctioning. To be fair this was the property owner/manager’s fault, not the restaurants.
Other than that the food is outstanding and prices are excellent value considering the standard of the food. The dining room is quiet which makes it easy to converse with your guests.

AW
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really wonderful food and lovely helpful staff. they were even super helpful when my dairy intolerance and adjusted meals accordingly so I could eat them.
One of the desserts accidently came out with brush bristles in it and they immediately replaced it with another one and didn't charge us for the inconvenience.
Beautiful tables and dining area. Excellent food and I highly recommend.

MH
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was very nice, however I was disappointed to find no vegan menu for lunch. I specifically chose this restaurant because it said on the website that vegan and gluten free menus were available. It was very disappointing to find only one vegetarian dish on the menu, and that had to be modified to make it dairy free. Other than the lack of choice for food, it was very nice, well presented, and the service and atmosphere were great.

G
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing, it came very quickly. We also received a small starter compliments of the chef- very impressing. The facilities were fantastic. Overall a lovely dining experience

JS
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great for a special occasion but pricey. The food was excellent. I found their sizing strange in that they weren't small plates because you couldn't order some to share and then get others as necessary. Instead you ended up eating two entrees which at least left plenty of room for dessert. Service was good.

C
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Dinner lovely and staff friendly and knowledgeable.

Downside was that the restaurant was cold. We were moved to a warmer area which was great but didn’t stay for dessert as my husband was still cold.

HJ
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We three chose to share the excellent bread with smoked butter and surprise surprise all followed up with the duck and sides of both the baby carrots and the broccolini. The sides came with delicious sauces plus a poached egg on the broccolini. The duck was pink with a crunchy crust and an eye appealing trail of mashed Swede topped with angel sized white turnips and a few edible flowers.
This delicious meal we accompanied with a very worthy Pinot Noir from Pencarrow.
We were served very a very able French waiter named Max.

BG
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

1st course took an hour to arrive & was pretty average. 2nd course wasn't much better. Other diners were complaining about the same thing. Save your money and go elsewhere.

LS
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

the restaurant itself was very chilly, almost uncomfortable...the tile walls and front glass windows don't help. we arrived at 7pm and didnt get our food till after 8pm even after ordering reasonably early. the food also was lukewarm because of the chilly atmosphere and probably hanging round for too long waiting to be delivered to the table. the restaurant wasn't particularly busy. The food was nicely presented and tasty, not big servings. Overall evening was nice enough but too cold.

AD
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We were served by a really great server however when the place started to pick up we had to wait a while to order another drink and order food.
What I did like was when the server asked the woman at the next table to take her phone off speaker (she was seriously obnoxious)
Oysters were delicious

HH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Delicious food and excellent service. We liked the smaller plate option which allowed us to sample several dishes. Lighting over centre tables could be a little brighter.

PB
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is many years since I last dined at Chameleon.We were very impressed with the food and presentation.Very worthy of "one hat",rating.
Thanks.

TF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The young waitress from London was outstanding. Best I have struck anywhere for a long time.

PG
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food served by efficient friendly staff.

EG
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

They could use with a little decor and faster staff, we tried to signal staff many times but we were ignored, and they over charged us for some reason, I wouldn’t go back

CH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service from the moment we got there. Excellent value prix fixe steak meal. Great dessert and very comfortable surroundings.

KB
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I'm still raving about dining at Chameleon 2 days later. The service I received was friendly yet still professional. Loved the choices available on the menu and being able to choose 3 options of entree size meals is a great idea especially for someone like me who has trouble deciding. Each plate I chose was a flavour sensation and beautifully presented. Would I recommend dining at Chameleon? Absolutely and don't wait for a special occasion treat yourself

RB
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went to Chameleon to celebrate our wedding anniversary on the recommendation of our son and daughter-in-law who had been earlier in the week to celebrate theirs.
The food was top notch. And we enjoyed being able to chose several small plates to experience different flavours.
We were served by a trainee wait person (Elsa) who was just great. She attended to our needs well with the perfect amount of interaction.
We will definitely go back.
It will be our special occasion restaurant.

OT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Anniversary

SL
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Très bon resrzurant tout était parfait. Les plats choidis étaient tous exquis.

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JR
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, great service, great place - as always! :)

The staff and kitchen have been very considerate of my preggy wife’s dietary requirements. She’s so pampered. This superb service tops my expectations (being a regular to the place).

Thanks. See you again, sometime soon.

J.

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