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“Our new favourite!”

Havana Bar and Restaurant
Ranked #40 of 997 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $29
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Situated in colourful and cosy historic cottages, Havana is an award winning cocktail bar & restaurant serving a diverse range of Spanish inspired tapas and seasonal plates. The bar supports local and international musicians and DJ's three nights a week for your listening pleasure.
Reviewed November 9, 2012

Havana Bar and Cafe is our new favourite restaurant in Wellington. Exceptional food - always fresh, seasonal produce with really imaginative flavours and combinations. The only downside of the menu changing often to suit the seasons is that you might fall in love with a dish (like the fish with kafir lime, creamy sauce) only to find it's not there when you next visit. But there is always something to like in the tapas menu, and perfect for sharing. Great, friendly staff, very cool environment, and the lichee and chile cocktails they make in the bar are divine! Lovely place to have a celebration, or just enjoy a meal and drink before a movie over the road at the new Lighthouse Cuba Cinema.

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Thank jasminerose09
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

They charge too much for tapas. Speacially when it is salad like tapas, a bit weird to me. Not good to eat. The customer service is excellent. The place is really cool and beautiful! Nice to go and have a drink, during the day in the sun or at night with live music.

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Reviewed November 7, 2012

I went recently to Havana, part of a group of nine, for dinner. The food is tapas portions and is best shared. The restaurant made the selection for us at $35 a head. We all went away full. good food, good service and nice wine. The wine list was well priced with a good range of New Zealand and international wines.

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Thank Chucky111
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Having frequented Havana many times I was pleased to be able to take a work colleague (over from Sydney) to one of my favourite Wellington bars. His slightly puzzled expression (what is this shack?!) turned to delight when we were greeted by a friendly waitron at the door and then again at the bar. Service was swift, friendly and unpushy and the appearance of water on the table welcome. Mike enjoyed his Discovery APA (all three of them) and was keen to try the food. He pronounced the prawns delicious ( I was worried - an Australian from Sydney was sure to "bag" them - but no!) and also enjoyed the almonds and the pork belly dish. As a non-meat eater the stand-out dish for me was the sweet potato with pistachio/coriander dressing, but I also liked the almonds and the olives. Sarah said her duck was okay and the lamb tremendous. The dishes are quite small so you need a few if you are hungry and then the beer is so nice you tend to drink a few of those (and at $14 the Discovery isn't cheap), so it cost us $170 for the three of us for the evening. The atmosphere was busy and buzzy, the wait staff attentive, and the toilet (through the bookcase) spacious and clean. Always happy to come here (especially if the Aussie pays!)

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Thank nzvegan
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We love going to Havana for their delicious food. We have always found their service to be great too. This is a very special Wellington destination. Also love the latin bands that play there. And although the space for dancing is TINY, the vibe is great.

Thank Sue J
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