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Ortega Fish Shack

) #2 of 692 Restaurants in Wellington $$$$ Seafood, European,
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (85 reviews)
“snapper” (50 reviews)
“scampi” (15 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were really looking forward to our evening meal here having read the great reviews. Unfortunately we were somewhat disappointed. I had the prawns tagliatelli and I am 99.9% sure the prawns were the frozen XL ones you can buy from the supermarket (I buy...More

Thank Lahsia
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great people, great staff, even better food! We hadn't booked and they had no space but that wasn't an issue for the staff .... they just rolled with it and made us feel really special and welcome...Thank you for a great evening and the way...More

Thank 1232232jems
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for dinner and were seated out front by the window close to the front door. It was a Wellington winter night, cold and wet. But Ortega made us feel warm and welcome as a summers day. This place is sophisticated yet down to...More

Thank Jeff J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Impressive dishes, beautiful flavours with imaginative and original use of ingredients, great presentation. Loved the Jerusalem artichoke soup and gurnard. Staff understand and fulfil their role of complementing the excellent food with efficient and friendly service. No hint of stress despite Ortega being choc-full of...More

Thank Lord Tyrion M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If only one of you loves seafood go here - there are options for the rest - but this is the best. Oh, and definitely leave room for dessert - those crepes are to die for!

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wasn't sure of giving 5 stars as the level of service is a bit too casual for this kind of restaurant but the food was just to die for... the tuna Kokoda was my starter and to be honest I almost ask the waitress...More

Thank ALGO2181
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing venue with delightful art of the nautical variety on many walls. This restaurant has two levels.The top floor us tucked away and seems cosier some how. The food is always exceptional and fresh. The prawn linguine is amazing - we went back again specifically...More

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for dinner with my parents for my birthday and was disappointed as the service was a bit lack lustre. The food was OK but I've had better for a comparable price. The biggest problem is that they either squeeze too many tables in, or...More

Thank sarahu1981
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place always delivers. We initially went because of the quality of the food and service but now we are appreciating the laid back atmosphere as well. Always our 1st Choice when thinking of where to enjoy those special occasions.

Thank johnW2627OM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No wonder this place has such good ratings!! I have been wanting to try this place for awhile. Beautiful food and great service so lives up to its name. The servings are a good size. My John Dory on risotto was probably the best fish...More

Thank Cynthia N
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8 December 2015|
Response from hunkyman | Reviewed this property |
no you can dine here but if you are under 18 they won't serve you alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
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