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“Lovely food, professional service made for good experience”

Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #69 of 911 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
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
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Lovely food, professional service made for good experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

Hadn't been to Zibibbo for a few years so decided it was the place to go on my wife's birthday. Tapas were wonderful, lots of interesting flavours. The best part of the meal was my steak, the sauce was lick-the-plate delicious. My wife is vegetarian and they had a vege menu which she was very impressed with. The brûlée for dessert was text book perfect, soft underneath and crunchy on top. Our waitress was excellent, and overall we had a lovely night.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“very average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2012

food average, prices high end. the service really let them down, they need to train the staff better in customer service

Visited October 2012
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“great food but bad service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

I came here with my partner and we had a set menu dinner, we were tucked around the corner so they kept forgetting about us and were slow to take our orders and forgot to serve us one of the entre`s so when I reminded them they brought it out at the same time as dinner.We waited ages for them to bring the last course and when we left the person at the desk did not apologise for anything that went wrong and was not very friendly.If the service was better I would rate this place excellent because the food is great and the atmosphere and decoration of the place is awesome.

Visited April 2012
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Thank Danni B
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zibsWellington, Owner at Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, October 3, 2012
Hi DanniB
We've definitely slipped up with a few things here. Hopefully you can see from our other reviews that we're normally better than the service you received. So, I'm really sorry!

I'd really like the opportunity to address the issues you raise with the relevant staff (obviously you deserved more attention, and the missed entree wasnt well dealt with). Can you please let me know when you dined and the name of the booking so I can follow up? If not on this site, then email us at dine@zibibbo.co.nz
Thanks
Nicola Newell
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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“Fair to midling at best..”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

3rd time there in the last 6 years. A strong starter initially but each subsequent visit has reduced my favour. Last night was ok, just ok. Oh, how the mighty have fallen

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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Def worth checking out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Visited Zibibbo with my fiancé and two friends and enjoyed an amazing night working our way through the menu. A very sociable menu with lots of options for sharing in groups, twos, or own your own. Great wine choices too!
Must try the dessert platter!

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