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“Fantastic food, service and atmosphere but pricey”

Havana Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #38 of 1,063 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$13 - US$26
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Description: Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award winning cocktail bar & restaurant serving a diverse range of Spanish inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's three nights a week for your listening pleasure.
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The food is superb, service faultless and atmosphere relaxed. The food is tappas style. Only downside is you pay mains prices for tappas size portions.

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Reviewed 9 August 2018

Decided to go to Havana Bar and Restaurant when we had a weekend in Wellington as it was close to our accommodation. Well we certainly had the best night out, as soon as you get to Havana Bar and Restaurant you can choose to go left into the amazing restaurant or go right into the vibrant bar. We were hungry so we chose to eat at the restaurant first...small tapa type meals are on offer which we picked 4 different ones (to share between 2) and then we also chose a dessert each. I must say firstly that each dish was beautifully presented and the taste of each dish was so amazing, full of flavour. But the stand out for us was the Yeasted Butter Poached Cauliflower, Prune, Aged Cheddar, Truffle and Shitake Salt.....my gosh I could have died right there and then after eating that and would have died a happy woman! We are coming back one day just to have a plate each of that cauliflower...yes cauliflower.
So the food was incredible, small but very satisfying and a great experience with very friendly staff and service. Then after dinner we went over to the bar and listened to an awesome band playing and tried the rum (of course) and sampled a few of their incredible cocktails. These guys know how to make the best cocktails I've ever had, started with a refreshing one called "Im on a Horse" so dam good, then had an incredible (like nothing I've had before) creamy cocktail called "Cashin Pumpkins" and topped it off with a must try "Cigar and a Waffle". They were all amazing! So moral of the story is go to Havana Bar and Restaurant, try the cauliflower and drink the cocktails, you will not be disappointed! And the whole place is buzzing and super friendly so.....go now!

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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Smaller tapas type meals, mix it up. Always high quality service and food. Just delicious. Offer great GF options too.

Thank Andrea S
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Reviewed 29 July 2018

What a little gem. A wow factor even looking from the street before going in. Two old narrow houses hitched together with a worn old wooden front door between. Really classic. Inside is just as great and the rest room, with it's old furniture and fittings is worth a look even if you don't really need to go. The whole place is beset with ambiance. We had friendly and timely service from our waiter accompanied by lovely food. First, and hopefully not the last time I'll have a crumbed poached egg. I never knew they existed but do now. Others very much enjoyed the pork belly and the fish. We didn't have time to visit their bar but intend to so so in November when we're back down in Wgton. I seldom consider an Excellent rating but had no choice this time.

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Thank MerlinBlaise
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Outstanding service on a night that seemed like Tuesday was the new Friday and staff were quick to notice and discomfort and moved us to a quieter table with minimal fuss after our space and privacy was totally invaded by a large group of yahoos. Havana is a special place for us and service like that is just icing on the cake.

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