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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 6650
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11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch here and our waitress was alright. I ordered the chicken pate they which was not very nice. I ordered first and received my entree last and everyone had finished eating theirs. I had the fish which I really liked but that was all I liked. I didn't like the dessert creme Brule but I liked the chocolate... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently had a staff lunch for 10..the starters where very good has where the deserts and to be fair so where the mains however the eye fillet steak was very low quality and unbearable . Stick with the fish

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Thank Don C
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for dinner on Valentine's night and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I was reluctant about the set menu but have heard good things so decided to go anyway. The food had amazing flavours from the tapas (small plates) to start, through to the super fresh fish and perfectly cooked medium rare steak, was all around yum. dessert tapas was perhaps... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a lovely Valentine's Day set menu with my boyfriend. Our favourites on the tapas platter was the pate, arancini balls, calamari and halloumi. We had the fish and the chicken and mushroom tortellini for mains, and they were lacking any kind of oomph to be honest. The desert platter for 2 at the end absolutely topped the night,... More 

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Thank Ruth O
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just arrived in Wellington. Chose this restaurant mostly on reviews and availability. Really excellent, well managed lovely staff and excellent food particularly the sharing plates for starters and puddings. Would definitely come back here

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Thank Alan750
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to eat here to celebrate a birthday after looking up online. It was very quiet as it was a Monday night but that did not stop our waiter from offering incredible service. The food was wonderful - really delicious. We really enjoyed it. The service, as I said, was wonderful. Definitely a great place to go.

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Thank Orla B
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for a dinner (4 couples). The venue has some real interesting history that it used to be Wellingtons first jail till it couldn't manage the number of prisioners. The "decor" in the restaurant is "interesting" to put it mildly - with some pieces of art really creepy. The food choice is very nouveau - you can't get... More 

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Thank HypnoWarrior
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy the experience of eating and drinking new and exciting things with friends in Wellington and have been to many places. Z rates down on my scale of exciting as the menu has not changed since the last time I was there several years ago, decor outdated, and wine list sparse. When a menu says Crispy Skin (Pork Belly)... More 

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Sohar, Oman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were in Wellington on Christmas day and struggled to find any attractions open. Zibibbo offered a Christmas Dinner so we booked! It was definitely pricey. The dinner and drinks for two cost us over $400 (nzd). I'm not sure how the regular season prices compare. However, the food was incredible. We loved every minute and really felt we got... More 

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Thank egrieb2017
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Recently my partner and I were fortunate enough to be able to attend a 6 course set menu feast at Zibibbo's. They host events like this a couple of times a year, where they really display how good they are. With a meal ranging from a charcuterie board to suckling pig, and with beef tartare and a roquefort cheesecake mixed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 6650
Description
Zibibbo is situated in the historic Taranaki Street Police Station building in Central Wellington, and is co-owned / co-run by two award-winning chefs: Michelin Star rated Adam Newell and Glen Taylor. This iconic restaurant and tapas bar is renowned for its Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

Relax in the lounge bar, sample a selection from Zibibbo’s famous tapas platter or a wood-smoked pizza while enjoying modern & classic cocktails and a wide selection of kiwi craft beers.

For the discerning diner, the casual yet sophisticated restaurant upstairs presents fresh local ingredients prepared by some of New Zealand’s finest chefs, together with great service and an extensive wine list; all available at reasonable everyday Wellington prices.

Private dining room also available for up to twenty people.

We cater for all dietary requirements: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarians, vegans, allergies, low FODMAP, and anything else you can think of! It’s great to know in advance, so let us know at the time of booking, but we can also cope if you just let us know at the time of ordering

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?