I eat out 2-3 times per week most weeks. The Thistle is possibly Wellington's best kept dining experience secret. The food is fab, the staff are always friendly and helpful, and there's plenty of wine/beer choice. The thing is, you need to be able to get into their little dining room, and not eat out in the main pub area, to enjoy the full experience.
Have been there half a dozen times now and it's never disappointed!
The thistle inn is a amazing place to have functions, (my wedding) from the very beginning and right up until the day they were friendly and helpful. my reception was made incredible by the lovely amazing staff and the wonderful delicious food. I could not recommend a better place, the staff made my day beautiful.