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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 6650
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 16:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri 11:30 - 01:00
Sat 16:00 - 01:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were looking for a place that had some good vegetarian dishes for Friday night dinner with friends. Having walked past Zibibbo many times we decided to give it a try. The very friendly French-born waiter was very helpful. The Wairarapa Lamb Rump was very tasty and my friend enjoyed his duck leg. Vegetarians are well catered for as there... More 

Thank Paul W
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69 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Zibibbo several times, and been delighted. We chose this restaurant for my father's special birthday hiring one of the two private rooms. Everything was perfect from the start. The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the wines perfectly​ matched with the food. Above all everything was so easy from start to finish nothing was to... More 

Thank Phil1999
Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lonely meal for a set menu. Desserts were a selection of tapas and mains were just scrumptious. Our main waiter Gareth was attentive, friendly and went out of his way to make our friends dinner party a success.

Thank ASM1975
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Were directed here from our hotel as most restaurants we wanted to visit were closed on a Monday night. Unfortunately we took the recommendation however in retrospect wonder how a hotel employee would be able to afford the bill. This is the kind of food NZ was eating over 20 years ago but unfortunately not at 1990 prices. Please....just because... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Oh my goodness - the food was outstanding. We had tapas to share - generous portions and really yummy, then I had lamb rump which was meltingly delicious. My husband had the pork belly and didn't talk once as he devoured it!Had absolutely no space for anything else. Service was good, efficient, friendly and funny. All round excellent!

Thank Cassie2808
Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Zibibbo never disappoints. We've been a few times over the years - but this time the service was exceptional to match the consistently delicious food. Gareth was our waiter and he was attentive and went out of his way to satisfy my crem brûlée craving, which disappointedly is no longer on the dessert menu. It is however on the shared... More 

Thank EscapingParents
Honolulu, Hawaii
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Went for a nice late dinner and was incredibly happy with the food and the prices (especially for the quality of the food) weren't that unreasonable but the hindrance was the service (wait staff; kitchen was perfectly on point). Would especially recommend the dessert tapas (perfect for a date dinner, which this was) and the triple cooked fries (a side... More 

Thank tinyspud88
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We had a late dinner and chose the special of the day which was pork cheeks cooked in the sous vide with parsnip crisps. The meal was beautifully presented, the pork was tender and the flavours delicious. Dessert was a chocolate mousse with raspberry macaron - again presentation was outstanding with tiny pipings of chocolate, caramel and meringue on the... More 

Thank Michelle M
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 March 2017

With a trip into town to 'catch some Sushi at "Catch" we spotted an empty carpark immediately outside the doorway to Zibibbo's with a sandwich boards advertising fresh Bluff Oysters. So our plans changed from that point - the downstairs bars staff offered us two well made Vodka Martini's (although they could have been a little dryer) - we sat... More 

Thank gregcockerill
Victoria, Canada
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93 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

I visited this restaurant about 4 years ago and was looking forward to a return visit, it did not disappoint. I was one person of a group of 6 people, we all decided to start with the tapas appetizer, so we order two 3-person tapas platters, it was a fun start to the meal with some excellent selections. I continued... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 01:00
16:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Taranaki Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 6650
Zibibbo is situated in the historic Taranaki Street Police Station building in Central Wellington, and is co-owned / co-run by two award-winning chefs: Michelin Star rated Adam Newell and Glen Taylor. This iconic restaurant and tapas bar is renowned for its Mediterranean inspired cuisine.

Relax in the lounge bar, sample a selection from Zibibbo’s famous tapas platter or a wood-smoked pizza while enjoying modern & classic cocktails and a wide selection of kiwi craft beers.

For the discerning diner, the casual yet sophisticated restaurant upstairs presents fresh local ingredients prepared by some of New Zealand’s finest chefs, together with great service and an extensive wine list; all available at reasonable everyday Wellington prices.

Private dining room also available for up to twenty people.

We cater for all dietary requirements: Gluten free, dairy free, vegetarians, vegans, allergies, low FODMAP, and anything else you can think of! It’s great to know in advance, so let us know at the time of booking, but we can also cope if you just let us know at the time of ordering

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?