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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 6650
16:00 - 23:00
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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

A group of us had a private table upstairs for a function. Good service that was attentive workout being overly so. Nice contemporary good and nice wine. Great central location.

Thank CraigandTania
Wellington, New Zealand
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2015

During the Wellington Food Festival, a friend and I explored the festival menu. Visually exciting and innovative texture contrast. High quality food with service to match for top dollar.

Thank whimsyfirst
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

The décor is horribly outdated, the place is in serious need of redecoration. After playing musical chairs with the waitress I managed to find a chair that sat evenly on the floor. My main meal was the size of an entrée, but I was reliably informed that the chef weighed the steak and it was definitely 160 grams - like... More 

Thank Kadinmac
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Our first visit to Zibibbo and we won't be back in a hurry. Good points - attentive staff, ambience, the starter and dessert tapas looked and tasted good. But overall the food was average. The lamb main was OK but nothing special, the market fish was awful. Not sure how you can get a fish dish so wrong but it... More 

Thank ODW300
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 October 2015

High standard of food, ambience and service. We both chose the duck, but there were many other tempting choices. Don't miss the Tapas for entrée - unbeatable!!

Thank Merle T
Opotiki, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We booked the private room and a set dinner menu for a small family reunion. Everyone was delighted with the food and the service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. This is our favourite place in Wellington.

Thank sushi998
Goole, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Really excellent service and superb cooking. We had pork and lamb as mains, and they both came with a fascinating combination of flavours that worked brilliantly well together. There was so much flavour on the plate that our side orders weren't really necessary - but they were still delicious and greatly enjoyed. And they've got the balance right between a... More 

Thank ACM42
Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Comfortable retaurant, engaging waiter. Very good wine list. The charcuterie platter of cold meats , terrine, pates and pickles was very good. There was a special of white bait. It came as an omlette with no distinct whilte bait flavour as the amount of white bait used was so small. If this fish is too expensive maybe they should focus... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 20 September 2015

Fine dining and amazing service to match!! From the entree of Ora King Salmon to the Pork belly ending with the Pecan pie we were in food heaven and could not fault one single dish!! Thanks to our host Gareth the service was faultless right from the beginning. Gareth's knowledge of the food & wine was outstanding. All round the... More 

Thank Megan H
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015

Superb Restaurant along with a professional Maître d' (rare in this part of the world)..Phenomenal service. We were fortunate to have the Fettucini Whitebait , a 10/10 One is had the Canterbury Duck, finally a restaurant able to serve a succulent tender awesome duck. The Panna Cotta cheesecake..not bad either

Thank Lallit R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?