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Arbitrageur Wine Room & Restaurant

125 Featherston Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
04 499 5530
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Ranked #194 of 636 restaurants in Wellington
Cuisines: European
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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new zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

A good dining experience. The wine list is extensive and there is a wide range for all tastes. The menu has many gluten free options and the 6 attendees all enjoyed their meals - well worth a visit

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was expecting a great meal and while the service was the food really was not. We had the 'special' lamb - unfortunately it really was not - special that it. I found the food really just what I could do at home when from somewhere like this I expect Wow. Wine selection was good although again nothing really special... More

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Murrieta, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

A nice dining experience. The staff was very cordial but service was a little slow. My wife had the fish stew which was good. It had a lot of seafood but was a little bland. I had the sirloin steak which was good but not the best and required eating with the cooked tomato to really enjoy. The surprise of... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Came here for a meal w colleagues. The wine list is impressive and the staff know their stuff, excellent recommendations on wine. Food was great, really good quality. Not sure why some reviews complain about the prices, it is an upper end restaurant, with quality food on offer. Was busy mid week with mix of business groups, and couples for... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I have never had a meal here so can't comment on the food. In terms of having a nice glass of wine I am confident you will not be disappointed here. Large wine selection from around the world with some real nice drops here and there. I enjoy coming to this place, sit down, enjoy the service of staff who... More

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Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Something has gone terribly wrong here. Had a decent dinner back in 2009, place won casual metro dining award in 2011, but Saturday's experience inexplicably bad. Food had no flavour, no seasoning, as if cooked by numbers by non-chef. Peas, carrots and broad beans but no discernible saffron in bland vegetable-stock based "Marseille-style fish stew". Carrots but no discernible sauce... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Outstanding service, brilliant food and a wine list designed to be matched with their food - many by the glass and colour coded to simplify matching. An absolute highlight in the Wellington food scene

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