The Library

The Library, Wellington: Hours, Address, The Library Reviews: 4/5

Bars & Clubs • Deserts
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Monday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Sunday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
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.
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1-2 hours
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tuwharetoa
Turangi, New Zealand75 contributions
Great Cocktails!
Jun 2021
The place was humming on the early Saturday evening we popped in. Had a seat at the bar and were totally entertained by the hustle and bustle of the cocktail making. Vibrant atmosphere. Very personable and professional bar staff.. had a great chat with Callum from Birmingham. Fantastic cocktails, very enjoyable visit and had to leave before we got too pissed! Total recommend!
Written 11 June 2021
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e34rth
Wellington, New Zealand1 contribution
No Intimacy, Rushed Service
Apr 2021
As a couple looking for a intimate dining expirence, we were quickly placed in the table next to the busy doorway and 1 foot space away from the next table. the food however was really outstanding. but then after finishing i decided to look around and found a whole other area of intimate seating.
so then i relised it was just the staff who didn't give a damn about us. and that showed as in the lack of interest in serving us. we would have stayed longer and brought a lot more food and drinks but the above reasons made us leave early and would not recommend or return.
Written 5 May 2021
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Companion636205
1 contribution
Cocktails mmmmm
Apr 2021
We loved the tasing plates except the one that was forgotten. But the deserts made up for it! Divine. We went there at 7.15pm which was the right time and we noticed others in a similar age range. At about 9pm the young crowd arrived creating a buzz that made the experience very enjoyable. We left at about 10.30pm. Very warm greeting at reception and the serving person was engaging and friendly.
Written 28 April 2021
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Gavin C
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions
drinks with family
Apr 2021 • Family
nice casual and quiet place and comfortable seating, A great place to chill. great selection of drinks
but not much selection when it comes to food. The vibe is 60's to 80's.
Written 28 April 2021
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JaneSmith211
1 contribution
Staff member very inhospitable
Apr 2021
The food and drinks were fantastic . What was a disappointment was the lack of hospitality by one staff member. My group came in on a Thursday night where we knew from the website and another staff member that the closing time was midnight. From about 11:20 onwards the staff member continuously came over to our table telling us how many minutes we had left and at 11:40 told us it was time for us to leave. I was appalled at this as we had not even overstayed, however he was passive aggressive and made us leave 20 minutes before the advertised closing time. I must note that this was only one staff member, the rest were friendly, efficient and hospitable. Unfortunately the particular staff member in question put a real dampener on the night.
Written 15 April 2021
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Iain C
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Poor
Dec 2020 • Couples
I paid $26 on a beer and a wine and was told to wait.

Four staff at the bar making cocktails.

20 minutes later we left, and still hadn't received our drinks.

Other people had been waiting 25 minutes.
Written 1 January 2021
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MLS
6 contributions
Salty savoury dishes, but desserts are delicious.
Dec 2020 • Solo
Good points:
Desserts are tasty. Tuesday deal: Buy one get one free.
Service was professional and attentive.
A good Pinot Noir is affordable at this venue.
Atmosphere was lively.

Bad points:
New savoury menu: I had the Halloumi and Popcorn Chicken. Both dishes were way too salty, especially the Halloumi. I think the chef needs to taste the dishes before they go out. It was like eating a plate of salt. One word: Horrible. 🤢🤮.

Paying:
The guy who took my payment said he was only going to charge me half price for the x2 savoury dishes, but for some reason, this didn't happen, and I was charged full price for both of them. What a shame. If you're going to promise you'll do something, do it. Otherwise, don't say anything.

Summary:
If they keep serving the current savoury menu, I'm not too sure I'd go back.
Written 22 December 2020
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haydengiles
Palmerston North, New Zealand10 contributions
Really bad poor service
Dec 2020 • Friends
Piss poor service from a bunch of arrogant non-attentive waiters. Won't be going back in a hurry. Do not recommend.
Written 19 December 2020
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Doug
3 contributions
Jake is the man
Dec 2020 • Couples
Jake is the man, thank you for your service tonight. You can really tell when an employee enjoys their place of work. Top notch !
Written 5 December 2020
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Raelene Cronin
4 contributions
Wow desserts
Oct 2020
We just happened to go on a Tuesday for dessert - Lucky as it was two for one! Amazing desserts. The banana slit was to die for and the brulee was delicious with interesting sides!
Written 26 October 2020
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