WellingtonEat & Drink
The Bar staff behind the bar at The Ram pouring craft beer. Theres a large shelf of wine and spirits bottles behind them.

Between the splashing Bucket Fountain and humming shops of one of the city’s busiest streets, The Ram is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it spot. Its dark exterior and understated signage suggest little of the experience waiting inside.

With a focus on simple done really, really well, The Ram is an equally good spot for an evening drink as it is for a casual meal. The menu offers easy snacks like fries (arguably some of the best in town), fresh oysters, or small plates that are perfect for sharing. Mains are refined takes on pub classics. Order some steak and fries, or the burger of the moment. Sundays are for roasts, complete with Yorkshire puddings and all the trimmings.

Drinks range from beautiful and interesting wines to local beers, ciders, and classic cocktails.

The Ram is a bar that’s happy to mould itself to whatever your evening requires — be it negronis on tap, or a midnight chicken parmigiana (or eggplant, if you’re that way inclined).

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From the same owners of your favourite sandwich spot, Freds (also on Cuba Street), Victoria McDowall and Harry McArthur chose the name as a nod to both the couple’s families. Victoria’s great grandparents ran a London pub called The Ram in the early 1900s — a spot that’s still open today. Harry’s great grandparents were in the wool trade.

A warm, relaxed, family feel is key to The Ram experience. “This is a space to enjoy the good stuff in life. All are welcome so come in, eat, drink, listen, and have fun.”