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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good15%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (94 reviews)
“snapper” (55 reviews)
“scampi” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Looks ordinary but the food/wine/beer / service is sensational.long wine list with a small menu. The staff know the food and wine. There is a meat dish but hard to for to a fish shack for meat. Sides are really good.longest beer list in the...More

Thank Connolly47
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I mean fish is in the name of the restaurant but I don’t think it’s fair to say this place is vegetarian friendly. There is only one real option as a vegetarian which is a cheese soufflé, it was okay but not worth the price....More

Thank 712jasperj
Reviewed 6 days ago

on our last evening in wellington we successfully found this wonderful restaurant; we had no reservation and it was full but we got seats at the bar; this was the best place, we had very nice neighbours to talk with and also Davey, the Co-Chef...More

Thank Oenomane
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was full the night we wanted so we reserved for the following night. Our last night in Wellington, we wanted to have a good bottle of NZ wine. The waitress was very accommodating in us getting the right wine. However, before we made...More

Thank canuk47
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Superb! Booked for 6pm and already most table's taken. Welcomed and presented with a simple, one page menu (printed daily we were told) but very nicely balanced with starters and second courses - all very well described. The wine and drinks on the other hand...More

Thank cleo01paw
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been meaning to visit Ortega for quite some time and finally made it last month. We have dined at many restaurants in Wellington and I have to say that Ortega is definately in our top 3 - their seafood dishes...More

Thank RiflemanWellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here on an overnight whistle stop tour of Wellington before catching the ferry to the South Island. Booked the day before we arrived and they were very accommodating considering they were fully booked and managed to squeeze us in which...More

Thank paulwacca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had fresh oysters and John Dory. They were both excellent. Finished it off with an excellent crepe for some dessert.

Thank Uhuity
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal (John Dory with fennel risotto) followed by delicious dessert (crepes with orange-caramel sauce and ice cream). Drink menu is extensive, ambiance low key, service delightful. The buzz about this place is entirely justified and deserved.

Thank Katja-Halifax
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For my wife's birthday I decided to go to a restaurant we both loved after our first visit two years ago. We went back to Ortega. We flew down from Auckland for the afternoon just to go to this restaurant. We were not let down....More

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9 December 2015|
Response from hunkyman | Reviewed this property |
no you can dine here but if you are under 18 they won't serve you alcohol.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majoribanks Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Fresh NZ Seafood
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