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The Library

53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8593
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Delicious cocktails and smooth jazz

We were only planning to have one cocktail to 'celebrate' our last night in Wellington but ended up... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
myrnanikita
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Favourite in Welli

One of my favorites. Great cocktails and nice romantic atmosphere. Good for date or friends catch... read more

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Reviewed February 26, 2018
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Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Fun and frivilous cocktails, exquisite and obscure wines, delicious desserts, exceptional cheese and scrumptious savoury snacks make this a great place to meet before or after a show. The Library also has live music every Tuesday and Friday evening.
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  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 8, 2018

We were only planning to have one cocktail to 'celebrate' our last night in Wellington but ended up staying for 3 cocktails and a cheeseplatter (which was small, but really tasty). One of the drinks I had was called the 'Pride and Predjudice' and was...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018

One of my favorites. Great cocktails and nice romantic atmosphere. Good for date or friends catch up. 2 for 1 house cocktails on Wednesday. Dancing shoes nice refreshing one. Only downside is the food, for the price I would expect bigger portions, they are very...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

The place is nice and cozy but the portions are ridiculously small for the price they charge. I had the beetroot for 15 $ : maybe 3 small beets, very tiny portion of goat cheese and and a lot of roots for « decor ». A shame

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

The Library is the perfect venue in Wellington CBD, an Oasis in the usual mad clatter of Courtenay Place. The environment - panelled walls and books is the ideal setting for those who enjoy excellent service and surroundings. The staff are delightfully friendly, efficient and...More

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

We had eaten at Chow next door and we were going to have a drink there but we were just too tired. So decided to just have a look. Staff were attentive and welcomed us in to have a look. The place had lots of...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Loved this place! Some wallet emptying prices on cocktails though, ouch. Really liked the Fresh Prince gin cocktail and the How I Met Your Father was just so so for me. Not worth the price IMO. But totally appreciated the range of drinks on offer...More

Thank kinx81
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Reviewed February 1, 2018

Warm smiling welcome, fast, friendly, very helpful service, delicious desserts and hot strong coffee. Approached on a couple of occasions to make sure all was good with our order. Noisy and happy on a mid week night. We enjoyed our visit to The Library.

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Reviewed January 30, 2018

Always a nice place to visit if you can get in. We popped in from next door (Chow) for a dessert, no booking but, fortunately, there was room for 4. Friendly, helpful staff and yummy dessert.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend. Found atmosphere friendly and pleasant. Food was nice but not cheap. It was fairly priced.

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

Went using a two for one dessert voucher. Turned up late to our booking as we'd got the wrong time but they are still accommodating and sent us to the bar and the next table was ours. 3 or 4 minutes later got our table...More

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ZoeJ2012
August 18, 2015|
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Response from Matthew Y | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. The kitchen generally closes at approximately 1am on a Friday night / Saturday morning. Have a lovely day and see you soon
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