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Arbitrageur Wine Room & Restaurant

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125 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 499 5530
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Food, service and wine top notch

Had a great meal here and they have an extensive wine list. Had the lamb and it was delicious. Had several red wines and the waiter was very knowledgeable & helpful in the selection. Would definitely go back.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 6, 2014
Rich H
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Pequannock, New Jersey
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Vietnamese food is good - we love the original restaurant fare (Nam). This restaurant is very Vietnamese/French dolled up in a trendy fashion and the service is condescending. Won't be going back there, but will still support Nam.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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115 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant on a recent visit to Wellington, based on a recommendation from our hotel concierge. It is clearly for wine enthusiasts, and dominated by imports rather than locally produced wines. Pity. A clue is the length of the wine list compared to the food menu - a ratio of at least 3 pages to 1.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I have been here several times ... I hasten to add; as a result of other people choosing the restaurant, because I'm afraid that I wouldn't do so myself. I find that it's always the same here. Food that is pretty good but served by snooty staff who are distant and never deign to smile at their mere customers. They... More 

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Had a great meal here and they have an extensive wine list. Had the lamb and it was delicious. Had several red wines and the waiter was very knowledgeable & helpful in the selection. Would definitely go back.

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Took my best friend there for a birthday treat on his recommendation, and it didn't fail to please. Extensive wine list (always such a bonus), nice atmosphere and excellently presented food from a grey menu. Not the cheapest place ~ even with a *special deal*, but within the range for such good food and service.

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Wellington
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We had made a booking for 3 people at 8.30pm. One of our party had arrived a few minutes early and had bought a bottle of wine and was sitting at the bar having poured the self a glass. When we arrived on time and said we had a booking the maitre'd pointed to an empty table and said that... More 

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Wellington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We visited this restaurant last night and this was my first visit. I will certainly be visiting again soon. The service is impeccable and they really care that you find what you really want. If you like your wine, this is your type of place. If you dont know your wine, it is your type of place as they really... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My partner and I escaped the cold tonight and enjoyed a delicious dinner here. We were able to book here and upon arriving were seated promptly. This place seems to be popular with the after work drinks crowd and they have a good tapas menu for those wanting a casual snack. We were impressed with our entrees. My partner liked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We went on a Monday night and it was pretty quiet as you would expect but what I didnt expect is the indifferent service we got compared to the many other times ai have been here.I asked for a steak medium and my colleague asked for well done. Unbeknownst to us both, the waiter got these mixed up and my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This was a massive splurge for us but very memorable. HUGE winelist with something for everyone especially if you have deep pockets! Option of a half or full carafe with many of the wines was nice. Fresh oysters and devine tender squid.Very attentive service. Place was very busy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04 499 5530

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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