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33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 5060
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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243 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is part of a New Zealand chain and actually has a great location right on the water. They had a wide selection of dishes from fish to Italian. I selected the Caprese salad, which was very good. For my main dish I had the Chicken Parmesan, which was at best average. It was a chicken cutlet, with Mozzarella on... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant had the look and an excellent location but once inside it was quickly evident that all was not well. The tables were full of guests, the few waitstaff were rushing about and the majority of tables were piled with uncleared dishes. We sat waiting for a glass of water and had to attract a waiter to even get... More 

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Southport, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did not stay for dinner but stopped for some drinks as the cheap $10 cocktail sign caught her eye. Wait staff very friendly and welcoming. If we had more time here in Wellington we would have come back for dinner.

1 Thank Swanny4444
Hamilton, New Zealand
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334 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Service was pretty scrappy. If only the waiter just Slowed down and listened. My pizza was extremely average and lacked any intense flavour. I had the tiramisu and it was the worse I had ever had. Half was just cream with the smallest bit of sponge ever seen. Not going back

1 Thank Cookster_11
Victoria, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for an early tea. Good food and service, nice location. We had seafood risotto, heaps of seafood and the garlic bread was fantastic. Would recommend.

2 Thank janniner r
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The risotto was a stodgy mess and the sauvignon like pure lemon juice. My wife's pizza was fine but her glass of 'prosecco' was tiny and flat. We walked out after the first course. A poor meal and two drinks cost 80 dollars so we were very disappointed.

1 Thank James S
Wellington, New Zealand
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726 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for dinner with friends last night. It was quite early and the restaurant was not terribly busy. I thought the meals were all very average, particularly for the price. My fettucine con pollo was pretty tasteless and needed a hit of something, salt, pepper, just something to give it a wow factor other than garlic. Neither friends wasn't... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had seafood marinara that had squid that I could not bite through and some pieces tasted so nasty I had to spit them out into my napkin. The setting is nice though you don't actually see the harbor but the restaurant is shabby and the service is just okay.

1 Thank akc43323
Thousand Oaks, California
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group was served excellent food and wine on our last night in Wellington. The service was impeccably polite, and the owner/manager clearly showed pride in his establishment. The location and view is excellent - right on the wharf.

1 Thank abacusz
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229 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice Italian food, delicious garlic bread pasta and risotto with good size portions. Cocktail offers good but public holiday charge was a shock and not communicated.

1 Thank EE15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Customhouse Quay | Meridian Building-Waterfront, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 5060

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?