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Chocolate Fish Cafe

100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
+64 4-388 2808
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“chocolate fish” (81 reviews)
“sandwich” (35 reviews)
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Cafe, Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

All four of us ordered something different and all four were happy. The gourmet sandwiches are large and rustic looking and according to friends tasted amazing. Another had the bacon and black pudding burger which also went down a treat. I had the seafood chowder...More

Thank SamuraiKiwi13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ordered a burger and never saw so much oil... The whole bun was sogged with oil and the sauces that it was impossible to even pick up. Maybe the other dishes are not as bad but wouldn't order a burger here again.

Thank India B
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are looking for a late lazy brunch on a weekend with your family/friends along with kids/pets this is the place to visit. Not sure what the arrangements are on a week day as I have been to this place on weekends. If its...More

Thank niners9
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the relaxed atmosphere, the choice of indoor, outdoor or covered deck and the toys provided for children so their parents can relax. The food is consistently good and the crayfish omelet sandwich is always my favorite.

Thank pivacjackie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are so many cafes in Wellington that it's hard to choose but I was very happy with our lunch here . The cafe is situated in next to the sea which is lovely and is a cute and welcoming place on a cold day...More

Thank megroy
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

This place is unbelievable. In the world of gourmet burgers who would have thought that a Bacon Scallop and Black pudding was the best burger ever and that’s no mean feat. Menu is extensive and amazing. Only problem with this place is it’s too good...More

Thank Blake P
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I regularly take a detour from the airport to eat here. The location is wonderful and there are so many great places to sit, both inside and out. The food is excellent and there is always a warm welcome by the lovely staff.

Thank raems3
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Love the sandwiches here! The back area is really nice for an outdoor area when the weather isn't so great. The front area is amazing on a nice day with the sea right across the road. Instagram: tasteandexplore

Thank Anikag00
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

After whale watching in the cold wet wind, clusters of us decided that hot chocolates at nearby Chocolate Fish would be a tremendous way to close off a wonderful whale watching Sunday afternoon. In a jovial buzzy mood we arrived to be met immediately with...More

Thank Terese M
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Best seafood chowder I've had in my 10yrs back in NZ! Family loved their food too, great coffee. Friendly and lovely staff

Thank Simon R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Shelly Bay Road | Maupuia, Wellington 6022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-388 2808
Welcome to our seaside cafe. Looking for great food with a quirky difference? We have taken Kiwiana to the extreme with a variety of seafood and non seafood items all cooked on our BBQ..our specialty is artisan style barbequed seafood sammies with garlic aioli and greens Grab a beanbag and enjoy the view of Wellington Harbour! Open 7 days 8.00am ish to 5.30 pm ish Fully licensed with Seating inside for 70 and Outside for 100 Bookings Please ring for booking availability Monday to Friday Weekends...Not available Our Brunch service is fast and you will be accommodated on a first come first served basis Public Holidays : No Surcharge We will be OPEN everyday except for Christmas Day
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