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Avida Bar

132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (51 reviews)
“croquetas” (4 reviews)
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love the tapas here, great selection, interesting and nicely presented. Attentive staff. Nice atmosphere. Was only offered the tapas menu, did not know till later that there was an a la carte menu. Would have liked to have seen it at the beginning because it...More

Thank bacnzl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two of us went for early lunch on a tuesday. Opened at 11 am and we were the first in. Great tapas selection, fuss free and all great tasting. The croquetas maybe the best chioce. The goat's cheese with a bread starter also went down...More

Thank cleo01paw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came here on advice from my parents as we were staying in the area. The food was delicious and both the cocktails and mocktails were delicious. Good service too

Thank milyduck
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Avida serves a wide range of Spanish style Tapas, plus a long drinks list too. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere and choice of table seating or couch seating is both comfortable and relaxing.

Thank capitalfoodie
Reviewed 2 October 2017

A warm welcome from friendly staff. Great cocktails and Food was perfect for relaxed night out. Not too noisy so conversation was possible without shouting.

Thank Penelopejane21
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

We were in Wellington for WOW. Popped in there on Thursday for dinner prior to the show. There were 3 of us and we were not hungry. We were advised to order the WOW show special for $30. It was amazing tapas a selection of...More

Thank gaenors2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Don't get to Wellington too often but Avida is one of my fav go to places. Service unfailingly friendly & efficient. Fab & stylish Spanish food, brings back the travel memories. Recommend for casual get togethers & great for solos too!

Thank lynnut
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and recently had a number of back to back bad experiences with partially cooked food, poor waiting staff indifferent to the fact that food was not cooked and very few things on the menu that I want to eat...More

Thank poohtravel
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an afternoon wine. Very impressed with the knowledge & helpfulness of the staff. Great place to spend a cold wet afternoon in Wellington.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for a late afternoon snack and drink, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Fries were great, marinated olives were delicious also had the agria potatoes after the game. The Spanish cava was delicious.

Thank Gingerules
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
Avida is inspired by the tapas culture of Spain. We champion the wines of Jerez & Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and those made from tempranillo. We also like gin. Our menu is full of dishes designed to be shared. Plates are served as they are prepared. We suggest two or three dishes per person.
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