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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 3856650
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Today
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Paekakariki
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting and service, but unfortunately the meal was just "good" not great, and the price meant it should have been really superb. Try somewhere else.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal and night at Zibibbo, everything was spot on perfect. The staff were lovely, our waiter Stefan was very accommodating and friendly, and the pizza was awesome. With such a comfortable atmosphere, (did I mention the amazing cocktails from downstairs?) We will visit again :)

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Thank modgerbodger
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 via mobile

Best meal and service in wellington. Definitely a place to visit. I would recommend the beef cheeks and the duck they are without doubt the stars of the menu

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Thank Ian L
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Located in a old building converted for fine dining. I was in for a business dinner, and the restaurant was the choice of my colleague. Great decision. Enjoyed the dinner, the ambience, and the service was friendly. I will return.

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Thank robp171
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant evening enjoying original cocktails, wonderful little tastes in the yum cha style tapas and excellent mains and dessert. We were very well cared for by the manager (and cocktail creator). The chef is to be congratulated for delicious flavours. Good music and a cosy ambience capped off a wonderful experience

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Thank Allanah R
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

From the moment I clawed my way up the high steps and threw myself into the bar and asked for a wonderful cocktail, I knew I was at the right place. The cocktail invented for the jazz festival was a piece of theatre. I was brought a glass with ice and a cherry along with a glass bottle with the... More 

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Thank MarianneMaitland
Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

If you want mouthwatering food, beautifully presented and good service this restaurant ticks the boxes. Having pizza on the menu was great when you have a hungry teenage son with you.

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Thank Wenzlin
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My wife and I went to Zibibbo and were impressed by it. The Zimbabwean Born Maitre D was extremely helpful and guided us well on Gluten Free options. The Shared tapas platter was varied and had some very nice individual pieces. I had the beef cheeks which were lovely and tender, and the chocolate pudding which was moreish. We shared... More 

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Thank Mark M
Darwin, Minnesota
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Had a tapas platter and later lamb dish .. Both of my dishes tasted delicious. Our friends were also very happy with there's . Definitely will go back if got chance

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Thank matykay
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My partner and I had dinner here a couple wof weeks ago. We decided on Zibibbo as neither of us had been here for several years and had heard good things about the food. The food was indeed very good with my partner announcing her roasted leg of duck was probabaly the most tender she'd ever had. The pork terrine,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4 3856650
Description
Zibibbo is situated in the historic Taranaki Street Police Station building in Central Wellington, and is co-owned / co-run by two award-winning chefs: Michelin Star rated Adam Newell and Glen Taylor. This iconic restaurant and tapas bar is renowned for its Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

Relax in the lounge bar, sample a selection from Zibibbo’s famous tapas platter or a wood-smoked pizza while enjoying modern & classic cocktails and a wide selection of kiwi craft beers.

For the discerning diner, the casual yet sophisticated restaurant upstairs presents fresh local ingredients prepared by some of New Zealand’s finest chefs, together with great service and an extensive wine list; all available at reasonable everyday Wellington prices.

Private dining room also available for up to twenty people.

We cater for all dietary requirements: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarians, vegans, allergies, low FODMAP, and anything else you can think of! It’s great to know in advance, so let us know at the time of booking, but we can also cope if you just let us know at the time of ordering

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?