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0.4 km from Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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The Tasting Room, an iconic Wellington pub and restaurant, is a modern interpretation of the traditional public house, offering the best in food and drink.
US$6 - US$24
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 28 February 2022 via mobile

The tasting room was okay. The beer battered fish was not available and there were only two market fish left. Luckily we got the fish but the rosti was different tasting. The chips were nice but the other mains were average. We won’t be back....It is a great place for a drink and some bar snacks.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 7 February 2022

The welcome was flawless, the beef Wellington however was not. He pastry was raw inside and the beef flavour was lost in the mushroom pate. The potatoes that accompanied it were over cooked and some were even a little burnt. Such a shame as this...was supposed to be a special occasion 😥More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

This review is for the specific dish, I have no real issues with the venue. The beef Wellington used to be my favourite dish at this place, in fact I would say this would be the only place I would want to eat it in...Wellington, I had to come to that conclusion over about five years of repeat visits. The last time I had it I realised that the chef for the recipe had changed. The pastry is different and the taste of the gamey pork based wrap is now the dominant flavour/smell. A one star review Means I would recommend not ordering this dish if you go to this venue But mainly if you have a return customer and haven’t been Since before the 2020 lockdownMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021 via mobile

This place is a bar/restaurant however the food they serve is cooked to perfection and presented well. Young personable staff were amiable and efficient.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 March 2021 via mobile

Had a quiet beer recently. Lots of choice of tap and bottled beers. Quiet in the back where you can sit and drink your beer.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 22 February 2021

we went there especially to have the "Beef Wellington", it didnt disappoint. was delicious, i would recommend this. good selection of beers too but you cant go past a great Guinness with this meal.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 28 December 2020

Went on Boxing Day so perhaps not the best for fresh food. The fish and chips were very greasy and tasted like they had been prepared in old fat. We stripped the batter off to eat the meagre offering of fish. The chips were also...sad ! Good beer selection which is probably what they are best at. But wouldn’t returnMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 5 December 2020

I went as part of a 10-person work group for a lunch. Although not extensive the menu was sufficiently varied for everyone to find something suitable. I had the Beef Wellington, that was delicious although a few more potatoes would have been nice. Likewise the...sticky date pudding was very good but a bit more ice cream would have helped. However the service was excellent and our waiter's knowledge of both the food menu and the beer and wine list was very impressive. He as very helpful to those struggling to make a decision. This is one of the few places I would make an effort to go mack toMore

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 21 September 2020

We were struggling to find a single free table in Wellington for dinner on a busy Saturday but Tasting Room gladly accommodated us. The staff were super attentive and helpful from the get-go. We both had the beef filet and it was absolutely delicious, so...I highly recommend that.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 30 August 2020 via mobile

Had a great lunch here plenty of food and very tasty washed down with a few drinks also all the staff very friendly

Date of visit: August 2020
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Response from Julia M | Reviewed this property |
That really surprises me as we received everything that we expected to and the four of us all thought the prices were very reasonable. That’s why we went back another night. Their happy hour was awesome.
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The Tasting Room is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4