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The Library

53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8593
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Seen better days

It used to be a great place in wellington, almost a must see. Bust upon a recent visit i was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Auckland, New Zealand
Disappointing service

We went here with friends after the ballet - and were really disappointed. We didn't have to wait... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick M
Wellington, New Zealand
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Hidden away upstairs in the heart of Courtenay Place sits The Library. Fun and frivilous cocktails, exquisite and obscure wines, delicious desserts, exceptional cheese and scrumptious savoury snacks make this a great place to meet before or after a show. The Library also has live music every Tuesday and Friday evening.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
53 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6012, New Zealand
+64 4-382 8593
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It used to be a great place in wellington, almost a must see. Bust upon a recent visit i was very disappointed. a lot has changed, the service was very hit and miss, a lot of staff on but not doing much work. The cocktails...More

Thank BenSmith21
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with friends after the ballet - and were really disappointed. We didn't have to wait long to get a table (for 6), but everything went downhill from there. The service was really really slow - just to get menus, then to order...More

Thank Rick M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an excellent find in Wellington - we decided to go and have a quick drink while waiting for a friend. We were quickly taken to a seat. Once there we were given a number of options for food and drinks, with recommendations. We...More

Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was Friday night, we'd had our dinner and it was time for dessert, but where? All the locals we accosted on the street recommended The Library so off we went. As expected with such universal opinion, it was packed. We waited in the lounge...More

Thank Jacqui P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there to grab a drink with a friend and the service received was immaculate and the drinks were fantastic aswell would recommend to all

Thank Jack T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We've called for a reservation for dinner. Arrived, the only seats available were in a creepy sofa... so, we've had a cocktail ( too much sugar, not enough taste...) and leaved. We were very disjointed, the photos shared on the Facebook page promises an atmosphere...More

Thank Zeegherro
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Went on Wednesday for cocktails night. I really enjoyed the experience . Me and my partner played games, had cocktails. Will be back soon

Thank yogeshn2016
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

This was reccomended by a local for us to come get some desert on a Monday night, luckily it was 2 for 1 so it was pretty cheap for the stunning desert that we had. The chocolate fondant was beautiful and the basil sauce worked...More

Thank jacintarosew
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Great cocktails list , great for a date night . Get a plate of cheese and crackers or a desert and sit back and relax

Thank Natalie C
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

An amazing cocktail bar with so much to offer. Talented staff create outstanding creations set in a comfortable and cozy library setting. Accompanied by wonderful entertainment on the Sunday evening we were there. Highly recommended this spot for some great dessert styled cocktails after dinner...More

Thank Mooshie87
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19 August 2015|
Response from Matthew Y | Property representative |
Thanks for your enquiry. The kitchen generally closes at approximately 1am on a Friday night / Saturday morning. Have a lovely day and see you soon