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“Wine lover in Wellington? This is the place for you...”
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Wine Loft
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Bristol
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Wine lover in Wellington? This is the place for you...”
Reviewed March 9, 2012

If you want to try some wine and eat some tasty tapas in a convivial atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff...check out the Wine Loft in Wellington. You can sample 50cl glasses of a wide range of NZ and other wines - a great way to check out some of the vintages from this country that didn't come up on any wine tour you had a chance to take. For example, we got to sample some fab 'minerally' Sauvignon from the Atawere Valley (much more interesting than the 'grapefruit overdose' stuff you often get in Kiwiland) such as Clos Margeurite and some excellent Rieslings from elsewhere in NZ. Manager Shaun Blackburn (a fellow Pom from Burnley, England) was good value - with loads of chat and plenty of tasting suggestions. Not a cheap night out (but then none were in NZ this time round) but worth a splurge.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Popgunner
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Marlow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
234 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“A superb wine bar”
Reviewed January 28, 2012

We didn't eat, but popped in for a glass of wine. The wine list, service and atmosphere were all excellent.

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank d_jones25
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New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wine lovers heaven & with beer!!”
Reviewed September 26, 2011

Fantastic wine selection, platters to match. Even the 1 beer drinker was catered for and a roof garden for fine days too. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank ChrisLNewZealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Go for wine nothing else”
Reviewed July 30, 2011

This is the place for after work wine. Nothing else.

Wine list is good. Great selection of nz wine and even some exotic stuff. Food is average. I would stick to a platter with the wine and have dinner elsewhere.

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Thank eaqubs
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“customers are always right? yeah are they!......”
Reviewed October 8, 2010

i was in wellington on 28th of september with a friend and had dinner at the Wine Loft.
it took them awhile to seat us. then on the menu there was a choice of gluten free pizza base which i thought i could have with my own choice of toppings because i am dairy and gluten free. the waitress asked the chef and he said no. i was shocked that they would not give me chicken, goats cheese, almonds and sun dried tomatoes for my pizza. the manager came out and he did not understand or try to give me what i wanted. the menu had all the ingredients but he just said no. he made me angry because it was so simple to do. when the pizza came out it had cheese on which i sent back straight away. meanwhile my friend had been served dinner. eventually my food came out. the manager reached over my friend with the plate and said "here you go" in a very nasty disrespectful way. he had put some goats cheese in a bowl in the middle of my pizza. (rather than on top, which is what i'd requested!!) but i thought the customers were always right. when we paid we had to pay the full amount of a normal pizza and i only had chicken with small amount of cranberry sauce. i could make a better pizza at home. he made us late and made it a very unhappy experience for us.

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1 Thank well5
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