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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
Closed now
All hours
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015

We went and had a pizza and tapas here, the atmosphere is nice and romantic. The food was very good. The prices are expensive. but it is worth a try on a special occasion.

Thank nedatabriz
Wyncote, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

This is a fine choice for,dining in Wellington. The restaurant is attractive, the food is,delicious and the staff is warm, hospitable and knowledgeable. The prices are also very fair. Every course was excellent.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

Attentive service and good food. I enjoyed the atmosphere. It was an unexpected delight and I recommend it highly.

Thank Catherine P
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

We went here a couple of weeks ago for a night out just before Christmas. It was a pretty busy night, which usually indicates good food but potentially slow service. It was absolutely NOT that, we had incredible waiters who could advise on choices for food and wine. We ordered the tasting platter to start which is fantastic and quite... More 

Thank LP872014
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015

This place was organised for us as we are from out of town. The food was well done, service people were knowledgeable and helpful. We were there new year's eve and to me was over priced. It was a set menu at $90 but if you wanted sides they were extra.Stat holiday staff rates would not have come into it... More 

Thank TaupoSheryll
New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

My husband and I dined here last night night. The restaurant/bar is located in the old Taranaki Street Police Station. The character of the building is evident upon entering and has been outfitted very stylishly. The staff are very welcoming and knowledgeable whilst remaining friendly and approachable. Gareth and the other wait staff were very attentive and made our evening... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2014

5 of us arrived early and were seated immediately. Service was very efficient and friendly. the food as always was superb.

Thank Albert d
Waikato, new Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014

My hubby and I had originally decided that dinner would be had at our favourite tapas bar "Havana". We happened to walk past Zibbibo in the afternoon on our way back to our hotel. We decided to give this place a try instead. We made our booking online then turned up for our 8pm reservation. We were greeted at the... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

Service was delightful, attentive yet discreet. Food was superb, every morsel enjoyed. Quiet, very comfortable, a lovely place to relax and enjoy lunch on a busy week day. We all enjoyed the whole experience and shall certainly repeat it.

Thank Julie M
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2014

Very well-executed, delicious food. Emphasis on letting ingredients shine. Presentation is not too fussy but ingredient and flavour choices are inspired. Their special is a tapas sharing plate for two, with 9 items all exquisitely prepared and presented. Nicely balanced wine list. Service is friendly and efficient. Upmarket, well proportioned and modern space. Restaurant is upstairs with bar downstairs, which... More 

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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, Mediterranean, 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, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
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?