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132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8000
11:00 - 22:00
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Cupertino, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had heard good things about it, but experience with entre (lentils salad) was pathetic. The walnuts were extremely stale and the management simply refused to either change, substitute or offer to comp the dish. The only reason I'm giving it 2-stars is because of friendly server and really good empanadas.

Thank thebee007
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed dining at Avida for lunch on Thursday with friends. Didn't have to worry about talking over loud music. Perfect place for a shared business lunch experimenting what's on offer. Recommend Tapa's prawns with chilli and paprika, and pork crackling. Would return.

Thank NZNeen
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a later supper on a week night. Although I have been to Avida many times before, it was my first time seriously perusing the dinner menu. I was genuinely impressed by the range, sophistication and creativity of the food on offer. Everything we ordered arrived promptly, was true to the menu, and created with serious artisianship.... More 

Thank MellJB
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67 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this place is the hub!! It attracts mainly folks that want a quick drink after work and does have a very good menu. Been there for drinks, lunch and dinner.

Thank BlueAnto
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Mind blowing plc!! Great sraff..the ambience is awsm..was there on 14/2 had an awsm time. Will definitely visit whenever we hop on in wellington..

Thank Free-soul090
Picton, New Zealand
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145 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Came here for a business dinner. The service and the food quality was outstanding. We shared three dishes the octopus salad, the scotch fillet and the paella. The octopus salad with the amazing flavours of the chorizo and the saffron were to die for. The paella was deliciously crunchy and flavoursome and the weakest dish was probably the steak which... More 

Thank JosePablin
Canberra, Australia
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

On a recent trip to Wellington I discovered a little gem. Avida does gin - 33 varieties and counting. Spent very pleasant afternoons wiling away a few hours under the expert guidance of Stephen and Hayden and their expert bar staff learning about a whole world of gins. From lively NZ locals to citrus heavy Spanish versions. Ask for the... More 

Thank pablo-the-kiwi
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428 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Unlike many Spanish restaurants in the antipodes, this is professional and casual with a spectacular wine list and flexible menu. I thought it fantastic. The balance is right. The staff were really helpful and professional.

Thank anecessaryevil
Ohaupo, New Zealand
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

we had an enormous meal here even thou tapas style. Just got too many plates. but the food was fantastic. Busy place so would book if there on Friday and weekend. It is Spanish but with the kiwi twist. A must try if in CBD.

Thank Adrienne O
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We've been to Avida many times in the past. This time was a spontaneous decision when we heard that friends of friends were visiting from England. Stephen, the host, first got us some drinks and understood when we didn't particularly like his first offering: the Portuguese rosé he brought instead (dry, restrained fruit) was just right. He then explained the... More 

Thank Richard W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?