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“Fast, efficient & scrummy!”

Chocolate Fish Cafe
Ranked #7 of 921 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue, Seafood, Cafe
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Welcome to our seaside cafe. Looking for great food with a quirky difference? We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour! Open 7 days 8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100 Bookings Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday Weekends...Not available Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis Public Holidays : No Surcharge We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day
Canterbury, NZ
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“Fast, efficient & scrummy!”
Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

We had a late lunch here and it was fantastic. Great seafood based menu with sandwiches as well as specials. Great value & the service was awesome, really friendly & prompt with the food. We had kids with us & their menu was really appropriate & there were lots of toys for them to play with. If it had been fine we probably would have say outside & let the kids on the scooters etc. wouldn't hesitate to go back!

  • Visited August 2013
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Wellington
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41 reviews
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“Friendly by the sea”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

The salmon with cream cheese and capers bagel is very nice, salmon is cooked to perfection. Lemon honey ginger and hot chocolate with ginger or chilli are lovely hot drinks here.
They have a small range of basic cafe food like scones and cakes which are also very good. The setting is casual with very friendly staff. A great cafe if you have young children, lots of scooters and small bicycles in a reasonable sized outside area for children to play in. A good stop off point if you're biking or walking around the Miramar Pennisula.

  • Visited August 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Basic and wonderful”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

This doesn't pretend to be anything more than basic. But it is delightful. Almost a picnic! Not to be missed by anyone wanting a unique casual meal.

We tried the Seafood chowder. WOW!!!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Love it”
Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoy having lunch today, the soup was full body and tasty and the fish sandwich was scrumptious. It's a beautiful cafe around the bay and peaceful. Love it!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great For Seafood”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The title says it all! Only come here if you like seafood! You might think that this would hamper the appeal but they really only do what they do best. The crayfish is perfectly cooked and the bread that it comes in is very crispy but warm and soft inside (Just so you know 90% of the menu are sandwiches or things that involve bread). Also, what I said at the start is not entirely true; they have around 5 dishes that are either vegetarian or don't involve fish, so if you have someone who has a seafood-phobia in your party then your a-ok. The last thing to know is that they have ice-cream and other sweets on those days when you need one.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Thomas K
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