Chameleon Restaurant is the flagship restaurant at InterContinental Wellington. We pride ourselves in welcoming Wellingtonians and in-house guests alike to experience the flavour combinations created by Chef Paul Limacher. Chameleon has recently been acknowledged with a number of prestigious awards, including multiple Silver Fern Farm Awards, being named in the Top 100 New Zealand Restaurants for 2017&18 and was also awarded a hat at the Cuisine Good Food Awards.


Opening Hours


Weekdays from 6:30am until 10:30am.

Weekends from 6:30am until 11am


From 12pm until 3pm daily


From 5:30pm daily


For groups of 8+ please contact us directly for a booking at or 04 496 7841. Thank you.

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Silver Fern Farm Awards New Zealand's Best Beef Dish 2017 Chameleon
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Chef de Cuisine
Paul Limacher


Having collected a range of awards for his cuisine abilities during a career that has seen him leading several top Wellington dining establishments including seven years as executive chef at Shed 5 where he held the best NZ Seafood Restaurant title for multiple years in a row and winning Top Business Overall Winner Award at the Wellington Region Business Awards whilst Executive Chef at Cobar.  Paul takes delight in combining his two great loves in Chameleon Restaurant - cuisine and Wellington City.

Paul's enthusiasm for food, where he focuses his passion into creating innovative, flavoursome dishes with gusto, is almost equalled by his love of Wellington, claiming it as his favourite city in the world. "It's all here - a cosmopolitan feel, compact charm and real vibrancy, yet with a playground of mountains and coastline just minutes away."

Chameleon Restaurant has long been an innovative part of the Wellington dining scene, specialising in presenting quality New Zealand cuisine with flair, to both visitors to the capital and local diners.

With his years of experience in delivering superb cuisine and his intimate knowledge of the region, Paul is an irresistable and natural fit for our hotel, said InterContinental Wellington general manager Scott Hamilton. "We're delighted he's leading our Chameleon team - it's a true 'best leading the best' scenario."

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