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Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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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
US$20 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
European, New Zealand
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here while traveling through NZ. Very good dinner for all of us. Ordered the shrimp tortellini and lamb ragout. Couldn’t have been happier with it. Service was top notch and while it’s not an inexpensive option for dinner, we were very happy with our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank gjr26645
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following on from a previous comment, we had a very average evening. The restaurant lacked atmosphere, was hot and stuffy and didn’t meet the fine dining category. NYE is not a good time to rate a restaurant, the menu is limited but I expected the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tonyg603
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Zibibbo a number of times and it’s always been great but unfortunately our New Year’s Eve dinner wasn’t. The set menu tapas took 75 minutes to get to us and we were pretty thirsty waiting for drinks most of the evening. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pamtram
zibsWellington, Owner at Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Have you ever written a review about any of the number of times you’ve been and had a great time? Gotta love TripAdvisor.

Reviewed 18 November 2018

This was an evening with local friends on their recommendation. The staff were welcoming and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. The meals were well prepared - my filet steak especially - if a little ordinary. It was nice.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mal-Nutrition
Reviewed 30 October 2018

We were a group of 18 people with widely differing food requirements ranging from GF-vegans, through vegetarian, paleo, curry/chilli-averse, to omnivore. Zibibbo was fantastic! They patiently worked through various menu options with us to come up with a selection of dishes that would meet all...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Last night we ordered the Salmon as a starter. Tasty, but not a lot on the plate. Not a lot to choose from I felt if you don’t like some food For the main, I ordered the linguine which was delicious and my Partner ordered...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Beverley D D
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We had an early evening meal with friends. The service was excellent, the staff where all really friendly and the food was delicious. We had a great time and will definitely be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steveriddle101
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Zibibbo was our first Wellington on a Plate experience. We both went for the burger and it was excellent. Good portion size, great flavours. Slightly disappointed in the fries which for me were a little under cooked. Very good table service but the whole experience...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KaritaneMartin
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have been here many times and have always really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service. This time was different. We went for the Wellington on a plate dinner. A starter of a "home-made" pate. It was tasteless and also seemed to have...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank SusanWellington
zibsWellington, Manager at Zibibbo Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

If you’ve been many times and “always really enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service”, then why is this your 1st review?

Reviewed 19 July 2018 via mobile

I’ve never been to this restaurant before but I really enjoyed it, even though it wasn’t very busy. The atmosphere was nice and the attentiveness of the staff was great, and I just want to say our waitress Eilidh new how to have a good...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kassidy W
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20 December 2014|
Response from zibsWellington | Property representative |
Easiest way is to call us with the details on 04 3856650. We can post a voucher out or you can collect if you're local thanks, Nicola
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