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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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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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5 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 

Thank lilyg697
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
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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 

Thank Ruth O
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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

Thank Alan750
Dublin, Ireland
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421 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
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.

Thank Orla B
Wellington, New Zealand
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84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank HypnoWarrior
Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews
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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 

Thank Steve E
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 

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 

Thank Muppity
Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

The 1st time I came was to taste the Wellington on a Plate menu the night after my partner proposed. The food was all amazing and cooked perfectly, nothing to fault, my partner and I agreed it was one of the best meals we have had. The service was great - fast and polite, and the cocktails are impressive -... More 

Thank JanelleNZ
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We've had good food and service before, but this time it was mediocre food, high prices, and slow service. Nope.

Thank Paekakariki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
European, New Zealand, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?