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“relaxed setting”
Review of The Library

The Library
Ranked #2 of 25 Nightlife in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 11, 2013

We are a volunteer group who meet regularly at the Library Bar because it is in a convenient location and perfect for our needs. We get great service although prices are on the high side but the compensation is we get to use the front room which is perfect for us to have guest speakers with projector and screen without disturbing other clients at the Library. The other plus is the comfortable seating and no 'big screen' or over-bearing background music . We notice that the smaller more intimate areas where friends can chill out in a more private way are very popular.

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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Went to the Library with a friend on Sat night, arrived around 6.30pm on a very cold evening and stayed til 12.30am. We had such a good time, didnt feel rushed or unwelcome, had some very delicious nibbles and the most wonderful dessert. They offer small plates of very tasty morsels.... eg, pate, pastry cheese twists, little lamb pastries, salmon and other items. The desserts are to die for, gorgeous, they always bring us back to this place. The service is always friendly and welcoming.... we love this place.

Just want to clarify that this is not a Library.... it is a bar/restaurant which is decorated in retro 70s style with books all around the walls, booths to sit in to eat, another big room with 70s style furniture and another room with the bar and casual seating. The atmosphere is funky and cosy.

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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Excellent setting, bookshelves lining the walls, comfortable furniture set up for big or small groups. Great cocktail list to suit everyone, and adequate spirits list. Very dark, though suits the place. Good for late at night.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013 via mobile

Went there got a table no problem. Server took 10mins to get our drink orders (at the same time as the table beside us). 10mins later their drinks come. Then drinks for a group in front of us that ordered after us, then drinks for 3 other tables who were seated AFTER us. We asked the waitress and all she could muster was "sorry they forgot to put your ticket out." Well that was dumb! So off we went and will never ever step in this place again! There was about 8 servers and to forget 2 drinks was a bit dumb to be honest. Better off to go to other places. I highly do not recommend.

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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Have to say ? We had a fab time.well looked after the ol time we were there. Thank you so much for your great hospo.. Just sorry to see no Sileni CS Chardonnay... A. Beautiful wine from Hawkes Bay. Family owned

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