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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
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2014 via mobile

From the moment we arrived and was greeted warmly and professionally I knew we were going to have a good night. Our waiter Gareth was amazing and added to the night. We shared the tapas platter to wet the taste buds and headed into the mains of beef fillet, mushrooms with polenta and an array of side dishes. We finished... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

My husband and I dined here recently while visiting Wellington. We had a grab1 voucher which included a tapa platter and wood fired pizza. The tapa platter was very nice but not really what we were expecting, the pictures showed very different foods, we mainly got things to spread on bread. The pizza we designed ourselves and was delicious, great... More 

1 Thank Melissa M
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

There was nothing I could fault about the meal I had at Zibibbo recently. There was a large group of us and we started with drinks in the lounge area. The atmosphere is very relaxing and there is so much to choose from in regards to drinks. You are able to order any cocktail you like - even if it... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

For me a big YES. A quiet early Tuesday night just after Wellington on a Plate. While the service was a little missing at times due to the waitress being downstairs at the beginning and end of our meal it was a great meal. The Tapa's plate was a real highlight - a great variety of tasty dishes, they complimented... More 

Thank Steve H
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

had a group dinner here last week and found the experience very average. Food was forgettable and service was overly familiar. Wgtn has much better places, at a better price to offer.

Thank Spring_Spa
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2014

Have been there on Friday nights and it seems to me very average with mains in the $30's and Pizza for $24. Waitress was rather dozy first forgetting the beer then completely forgetting the chilly oil. I just dont think their mains are worth $30's as rather bland. Although the Pizza was fairly good.Good for meeting for a drink. Not... More 

1 Thank Hizza_Kiwi
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Recently returned back to Zibbibo for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Our waiter was faultless, very attentive. Food was delicious and full of flavour. It is great to know you are going out for great food and service.

Thank KO_NZ96
Wellington, New Zealand
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114 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

This was our first visit to Zibibbo. To be honest, I’d never heard of the place before, but good reviews and the menu tempted us to try it. And we weren’t disappointed. Everything was top notch. Our waiter was friendly in a genuine way and offered some advice during our decision process. We ordered a bottle of the Spanish Rioja... More 

Thank Sean F
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

My husband and I had the best night last night. The food was absolutely delicious - the chef is amazing. If you've been here for dinner you already know how wonderful it is. If you haven't try it out we loved it.

Thank CKA_E25
Wellington, New Zealand
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179 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We don't usually dine at fine dining restaurants so i was expecting something great. the tapas ontray was enjoyable and full of satisfying different tastes. More bread was brought out for us when we ran out. the main was okay but i had to look hard for the potatoe. the dessert tapas was very disappointing and sparse for $38.00 and... 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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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