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“cafe with buzz” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hummingbird

Hummingbird
22 Courtenay Pl, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
801-6336
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Ranked #37 of 686 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Picton
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“cafe with buzz”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Cool place for a pre-theatre meal, with early options served quickly to prevent nervous clock-watching. Attentive and welcoming service, food excellent and interesting. Clearly a great place to stop for a drink at the bar as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“An Accidental Find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

On our last night in Wellington and in fact New Zealand we were wandering aimlessly around looking for somewhere to eat. The Hummingbird looked welcoming so we went in. On our entry the place had a nice buzz to it and was quite busy. There were four of us and we were quickly and efficiently shown to a table looking out onto the street which added interest. On placing our order the efficiency continued. This efficiency was not rushed and over the complete meal the staff serving us had struck up quite a rapport with all of us.
The food also maintained this high standard and was excellent in being delicious and well presented. This is a very good restaurant, reasonable in cost and very welcoming.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

We stumbled across this place while wandering up Courtney place wondering where to go for dinner. The owner came out and spoke to us as we viewed the menu. I usually hate it when that happens but he was so friendly and easygoing we though we'd give it a try. It was the best decision we could have made. The oysters and prawn and crayfish sliders were to die for. Not being particularly hungry we shared a tasting platter for our main and then the crime brûlée for dessert. Each dish was superb. The service was excellent and the atmosphere great. We will definitely be back next time we are in Wellington.

Visited June 2013
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Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good spot for a drink”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I have never eaten at Hummingbird so can't comment on the food. We were very keen for a glass of bubbles but weren't thrilled with the 'by the glass' selection and ending up settling for one we didn't really enjoy. Love the lighting and atmosphere in here though - a cool place with a huge mix of people. Downside? Jeez though barstools are high!!

Visited May 2013
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“Under rated on this site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013 via mobile

We passed by this place and thought it looked nice! Checked out the rating here before going in and nearly had second thoughts, but went with our gut and weren't disappointed! Delicious fish tacos, lamb for 2 to die for and excellently attentive and friendly service. Not cheap but a great quality meal. I wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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