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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 6650
11:30 - 23:30
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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh my goodness - the food was outstanding. We had tapas to share - generous portions and really yummy, then I had lamb rump which was meltingly delicious. My husband had the pork belly and didn't talk once as he devoured it!Had absolutely no space for anything else. Service was good, efficient, friendly and funny. All round excellent!

Thank Cassie2808
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Zibibbo never disappoints. We've been a few times over the years - but this time the service was exceptional to match the consistently delicious food. Gareth was our waiter and he was attentive and went out of his way to satisfy my crem brûlée craving, which disappointedly is no longer on the dessert menu. It is however on the shared... More 

Thank EscapingParents
Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a nice late dinner and was incredibly happy with the food and the prices (especially for the quality of the food) weren't that unreasonable but the hindrance was the service (wait staff; kitchen was perfectly on point). Would especially recommend the dessert tapas (perfect for a date dinner, which this was) and the triple cooked fries (a side... More 

Thank tinyspud88
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a late dinner and chose the special of the day which was pork cheeks cooked in the sous vide with parsnip crisps. The meal was beautifully presented, the pork was tender and the flavours delicious. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with raspberry macaron - again presentation was outstanding with tiny pipings of chocolate, caramel and meringue on the... More 

Thank Michelle M
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a trip into town to 'catch some Sushi at "Catch" we spotted an empty carpark immediately outside the doorway to Zibibbo's with a sandwich boards advertising fresh Bluff Oysters. So our plans changed from that point - the downstairs bars staff offered us two well made Vodka Martini's (although they could have been a little dryer) - we sat... More 

Thank gregcockerill
Victoria, Canada
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this restaurant about 4 years ago and was looking forward to a return visit, it did not disappoint. I was one person of a group of 6 people, we all decided to start with the tapas appetizer, so we order two 3-person tapas platters, it was a fun start to the meal with some excellent selections. I continued... More 

Thank HowardFreeland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here just for their dessert sampler. It was great - beautiful and delicious. The staff was very gracious and accepting that we just wanted dessert

Thank Judith M
Fernie, Canada
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by staff at our hotel and we thank them for that. The food was excellent and several of us are anxious to try reheating our pizza in the manner recommended by the manager.

Thank Christine F
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?