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70 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
048033995
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and atmosphere

We popped in here on a Saturday night and they were fully booked but suggested we could eat out the back in the bar area. At first we were dubious but on reaching the bar area it was warm, funky and in some ways more inviting than the restaurant. The service was great and the food mouthwatering... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
kazandandrew
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125 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We popped in here on a Saturday night and they were fully booked but suggested we could eat out the back in the bar area. At first we were dubious but on reaching the bar area it was warm, funky and in some ways more inviting than the restaurant. The service was great and the food mouthwatering. Very tasty and... More 

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I've been to Dragonfly 3 times now, each time hoping it'll be a little better than the last experience but unfortunately the food falls flat. The smaller plates are ok but the pork and prawn dish is really oily and the pork fat was still rubbery and not rendered down. The nasi goreng is really bland tasting with the unsual... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I got the salmon salad at dragon fly, along with a delicious - and interesting - cocktail. Mains are around $30 each, and cocktails (if I recall correctly) were around $10-$15, but if you can afford to eat/drink here it's well worth it. I would go again.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The salmon dish in particular was stunning. Great ambience good service. The restaurant is Asian/pacific a refreshing combination.

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Wellington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Five of us for dinner out in the courtyard. Great food and service. We shared a whole range of dishes and they were define. The beef was melt in your mouth, the squid was amazing. I've been there before but this time took four friends visiting from Melbourne and they were impressed with the vibe, service and the food. I'll... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When my husband and I are out together, we like to go somewhere we wouldn't go with our kids. Dragonfly tops our list. The ambience is romantic - mood lighting, fancy decor, no kids. The food is divine - I'm sure the mains are beautiful, but we usually order just a selection of entrees and share them. The style is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Last there on Saturday...What a great meal! Its not the first time...we always just go for drinks in the chinese garden or the bar and end up eating. Never disappointed. Friendly, efficient service with food arriving in good time. Its at the top of our list for visitors and they end up thinking Wellington is uber cool after this place!... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In Wellington working by myself and with my trip advisor app, which is a must when you don't know the local seen, found Dragonfly. I ate at the courtyard bar which was full of diners and friends meeting for a drink. I had the local garage beer which was recommended, the pork dumplings and the salmon two ways. The food... More 

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Paraparamu, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Awesome restaurant in Central Wellington. Great for couples, groups, and even solo travellers. Incorporates a separate bar and courtyard area.

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great place... Restaurant at Front is formal and back bar more casual. I would certainly recommend. Service 9/10 Food 8/10... More non seafood needed. Price 8/10. Worth a try

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 70 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 048033995

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

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