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132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8000
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Mind blowing plc!! Great sraff..the ambience is awsm..was there on 14/2 had an awsm time. Will definitely visit whenever we hop on in wellington..

Thank Free-soul090
Picton, New Zealand
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146 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for a business dinner. The service and the food quality was outstanding. We shared three dishes the octopus salad, the scotch fillet and the paella. The octopus salad with the amazing flavours of the chorizo and the saffron were to die for. The paella was deliciously crunchy and flavoursome and the weakest dish was probably the steak which... More 

Thank JosePablin
Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Wellington I discovered a little gem. Avida does gin - 33 varieties and counting. Spent very pleasant afternoons wiling away a few hours under the expert guidance of Stephen and Hayden and their expert bar staff learning about a whole world of gins. From lively NZ locals to citrus heavy Spanish versions. Ask for the... More 

Thank pablo-the-kiwi
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418 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Unlike many Spanish restaurants in the antipodes, this is professional and casual with a spectacular wine list and flexible menu. I thought it fantastic. The balance is right. The staff were really helpful and professional.

Thank anecessaryevil
Ohaupo, New Zealand
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

we had an enormous meal here even thou tapas style. Just got too many plates. but the food was fantastic. Busy place so would book if there on Friday and weekend. It is Spanish but with the kiwi twist. A must try if in CBD.

Thank Adrienne O
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We've been to Avida many times in the past. This time was a spontaneous decision when we heard that friends of friends were visiting from England. Stephen, the host, first got us some drinks and understood when we didn't particularly like his first offering: the Portuguese rosé he brought instead (dry, restrained fruit) was just right. He then explained the... More 

Thank Richard W
Wellington, New Zealand
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151 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Came to Avida for a drink after work with a friend. Was my first time visiting, and was very impressed. The drinks menu had a huge variety of wines and beers, and different drinks to choose from. Venue was very nice, and staff wonderful!

Thank Racheenz
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Avida had been recommended by friends. Overall the food was disappointing I ordered the goats cheese and honey puffs although the texture of the choux pastry was good the filling was not goats cheese. The lamb cutlet was under done and both plates of chicken wings were sent back due to being undercooked.

Thank Debbie T
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinner before WOW. So great location in central city short walk from our hotel and on to WOW. Liked tapas style food. Staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank Tricia J
East Amherst, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to spend a nice evening with friends and family, this is it. The place has very good ambience, very courteous and efficient service, and delicious Spanish style tapas food. It also had an excellent selection of wines. Price is quite affordable.

Thank rajiv_kishore

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Bar, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?