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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Frimley, UK
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gosh, what a great (little) restaurant; good food, good service and great atmosphere. There is not much else I can add, but if you are in Wellington it is well worth the effort of finding Ortega Fish Shack.

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Thank NickGates
Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Astonishingly good food. Was blown away by the fact that they print a new menu every day depending on what just came in off the boats. Wonderful service received by Sam who looked after us so well in her inimitable super friendly style. All the staff we encountered were extra helpful and seemed happy and proud to be working there.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ambience is warm and a little casual but this place is all up market as any thing by the water that owners refer to a a shock tends to be. Service is great as is the wine list which is huge with lots of WBTG options including some with reasonable age which I prefer. Given all that wine prices were... More 

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Thank George C
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

An awesome dinner and friendly staff. We have crayfish ravioli and snapper with two sides- duck fat roasted potato with truffle mayo and parmesean cheese and a mix organic vegetable salad. The ravioli was tasty and snapper was fresh. The place is very crowded on Saturday evening and you may not get a seat if you have not made a... More 

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Thank Hwee Suan T
London
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We walked straight past this place first time as it looks like a cafe instead of a really excellent seafood restaurant. Slightly out of town but only 10 minutes from the Te Papa museum this the restaurant that you must visit if you crave brilliantly inspired seafood dishes. A very comprehensive wine list too. Try the TWCV an unusual Chardonnay/Viognier... More 

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Thank SkierLondon
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went there for my partner's 60th birthday. I can't compliment the restaurant enough for the service and the food. One of the most memorable dinners I have had - their scampi ceviche was heavenly as was the rest of the meal. If you are after great fish/seafood then definitely visit Ortega. Additionally we were given a complimentary glass of... More 

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Thank hellie09
Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard good things about Ortega Fish Shack but had never visited until last night. I wasn't disappointed. A really buzzing atmosphere and very busy on a Tuesday night, in fact it was full. The decor was a little quirky, but it was really good, it worked. The drinks menu was excellent with a fantastic selection of wines, beers,... More 

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Thank GeeDizzle
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All of the above and more. So good! I do recommend leaving your inhibitions at the door when you come here. Drink the wine, eat the food, drink more wine and enjoy yourself. You might as well, as you had to book well in advance! Worth it.

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Thank Steven Y
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great taste and fantastic service. The snapper and the risotto are delicious. For dessert the crepes is a must.

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Thank carolln
India
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99 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our dinner at Ortega Fish Shack was the high point of our stopover in Wellington. Tucked away from the tourist centre, this restaurant seems to be the place frequented by locals. The fish & seafood was fresh and prepared very well. Service was polite and efficient. Will definitely recommend Ortega Fish Shack to anyone visiting Wellington !

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Description
Fresh NZ Seafood

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?