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Travellers' Choice Best of the Best


Seafood, European, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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0.5 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Reviewed yesterday

We have nothing new to add to the all the previous testimonies of the excellence of this fine restaurant. Food, wine and service all wonderful. It says a lot that they have maintained a high standard for a long time. Although we were from out...of town, it felt like a local restaurant - warm, friendly and a great buzz. Very popular - you will need to book.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been 4 times. Zero flaws. Relaxed environment but nearing fine dining prices. All the dishes are exceptional. I would recommend the scampi starter if available.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 15 December 2020

Went for a joint celebration dinner on a Saturday night. Had wonderful attentive wait staff. Absolutely delicious meals particularly the marinated fish starter. Effortless and exemplary service and lovely meal.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 November 2020 via mobile

Always planned to make it here as this place been around over a decade and always ranks in top restaurants in Wellington. Finally made it tonight. Looks small from outside but actually surprisingly large once you’re in the door. Atmospheric decor with an ocean theme....Humongous drinks list - very impressive. Superb service from Georgia. Beautiful food and reasonable price.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 22 November 2020

A good menu quirky and happy service from quality staff, a marvelous place for a big night out. Not cheap but good value.

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 18 November 2020

Me and my hubby absolutely adore this restaurant, one of our favs in Wellington. Always having a delicious meals cooked to perfection, amazing and friendly service and just a magic atmosphere. Looking forward to come back soon.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed 13 November 2020 via mobile

Ortega is the best restaurant in Wellington! We were greeted with a glass of delicious bubbles and enjoyed three sumptuous fish dishes - delicious John Dory, yellowtail kingfish ceviche and smoked blue warehou - all divine. Congratulations to Davey and his talented team for the...warmest friendliest restaurant serving the most delicious food imaginable. Such a treat ... every time we visit!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

This place is buzzing! We were greeted by a fantastic waitress named Georgia. The food and service here were wonderful. Will definitely come again. 😀

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 11 October 2020 via mobile

Finally made it to Ortega Had a great night Welcomed like old friends Ortega goes straight on my top ten at number 4 Highly recommend

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020 via mobile

I went with 6 friends to celebrate a birthday. Firstly I asked if I could take a cake, I was told I could drop it off and they would bring it out when we had finished our meal in place of desert. The service and...meal was fabulous. None of us could fault the meal or service.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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18 March 2019|
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Response from 971louisep | Reviewed this property |
I've seen babies in the restaurant. You might want to check if they have a highchair.
9 December 2015|
Response from hunkyman | Reviewed this property |
no you can dine here but if you are under 18 they won't serve you alcohol.
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