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The Tasting Room

) #173 of 673 Restaurants in Wellington €€ - €€€ Bar, New Zealand, European
2 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 1159
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 233 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thursday evening dinner, and we thoroughly enjoyed food, wine and service. The only downside to an otherwise very appealing choice of dishes is the absence of salads on the menu (and this includes side salads!).

Thank martinrummel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well it was only one of a few places open at the eastern end of Courtenay Place mid afternoon on a Sunday. The food was good but I was looking for a light meal, and there weren't that many choices on the menu. The table...More

Thank KiwiClassic
Reviewed 17 April 2017

I have eaten here loads of times but have never put up a review so i thought it was about time i did. Staff are always friendly even when there ran off there feet witch is quite often and always keen to keep your glass...More

1  Thank Peiky1
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Was excited to come here and have a meal with a friend, however the staff were blatantly disinterested and it took a very long time for anyone to take our order. Very disappointed in the service especially as they were not busy in the slightest.

Thank jess_cher
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Met friends for drinks on Monday evening. Great service and excellent nibbles. Good wine and beer selection.

Thank CathKeith
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went here over a year ago, food was good service not so much but they must be under new management or that because was so so so much better than our last experience. Staff were a delight very helpful and attentive and food was delicious....More

Thank CrazyT89
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great, atmospheric place to have a glass of wine, craft beer or small appetizers. There is a nice selection of local wines and beers to appeal to any palate. Creative appetizers and main dishes will tempt most appetites. I only stopped in...More

Thank WanderLust406
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived and were asked if we wanted to be seated inside or outside for dinner. Unfortunately this was the last interaction we really had with anyone here. We sat for 20 minutes watching a waiter wander around. He make eye contact with me multiple...More

Thank sarahtB5769GR
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We've had some great food here but. ... tonight was dreadful. lamb rump ordered lamb rack served ok ..... The lamp rack very badly cooked . Not blue - raw. fat not rendered. very poor for a dish they are charging $30 for. The vegetarian...More

Thank rakenyam
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very average. I had the Big Brekkie and asked for my eggs to not be runny but they were so a bit disappointed with that. and it also mentions Cheese Kranksys on the menu with the Big Brekkie as not being spicy but they are...More

Thank Aymee67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 1159
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The Tasting Room, an iconic Wellington pub and restaurant, is a modern interpretation of the traditional public house, offering the best in food and drink.