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Avida Bar

132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8000
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (51 reviews)
“croquetas” (4 reviews)
“chorizo” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Avida serves a wide range of Spanish style Tapas, plus a long drinks list too. The service is always friendly and the atmosphere and choice of table seating or couch seating is both comfortable and relaxing.

Thank capitalfoodie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome from friendly staff. Great cocktails and Food was perfect for relaxed night out. Not too noisy so conversation was possible without shouting.

Thank Penelopejane21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Wellington for WOW. Popped in there on Thursday for dinner prior to the show. There were 3 of us and we were not hungry. We were advised to order the WOW show special for $30. It was amazing tapas a selection of...More

Thank gaenors2015
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Don't get to Wellington too often but Avida is one of my fav go to places. Service unfailingly friendly & efficient. Fab & stylish Spanish food, brings back the travel memories. Recommend for casual get togethers & great for solos too!

Thank lynnut
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I have eaten here many times and recently had a number of back to back bad experiences with partially cooked food, poor waiting staff indifferent to the fact that food was not cooked and very few things on the menu that I want to eat...More

Thank poohtravel
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for an afternoon wine. Very impressed with the knowledge & helpfulness of the staff. Great place to spend a cold wet afternoon in Wellington.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Called in for a late afternoon snack and drink, the staff were very friendly and welcoming. Fries were great, marinated olives were delicious also had the agria potatoes after the game. The Spanish cava was delicious.

Thank Gingerules
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Post the hospitality at WestPac Stadium we went to Avida, based on a recommendation. Eight of us were politely welcomed by the door man and we settled down at a table in a fairly packed bar with a lively atmosphere. Not only was the bar...More

Thank CEK0001
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Located in the heart of the city it's a convenient spot. We came here as a large group to celebrate. Having been to Spain and South America the food here in contrast to some of reviews was neither authentic nor good in fact it was...More

Thank Ann L
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We went to Avida last night (myself and hubby with another couple) before the ABs vs Lions game. It was packed as was every other bar in Wellington. There were no tables available inside but they had an outdoor area set up under a temporary...More

Thank kristabel2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-499 8000
  • E-mail
Avida is inspired by the tapas culture of Spain. We champion the wines of Jerez & Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and those made from tempranillo. We also like gin. Our menu is full of dishes designed to be shared. Plates are served as they are prepared. We suggest two or three dishes per person.
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