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The Tasting Room

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2 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 1159
12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Thu 12:00 - 00:00
Fri 12:00 - 03:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 03:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thursday evening dinner, and we thoroughly enjoyed food, wine and service. The only downside to an otherwise very appealing choice of dishes is the absence of salads on the menu (and this includes side salads!).

Thank martinrummel
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well it was only one of a few places open at the eastern end of Courtenay Place mid afternoon on a Sunday. The food was good but I was looking for a light meal, and there weren't that many choices on the menu. The table wasn't clean when we sat down, so not a great start, but the staff did... More 

Thank KiwiClassic
Skerries, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I have eaten here loads of times but have never put up a review so i thought it was about time i did. Staff are always friendly even when there ran off there feet witch is quite often and always keen to keep your glass filled. i have brought small and big groups here for dinner and its great for... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Was excited to come here and have a meal with a friend, however the staff were blatantly disinterested and it took a very long time for anyone to take our order. Very disappointed in the service especially as they were not busy in the slightest.

Thank jess_cher
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Met friends for drinks on Monday evening. Great service and excellent nibbles. Good wine and beer selection.

Thank CathKeith
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Went here over a year ago, food was good service not so much but they must be under new management or that because was so so so much better than our last experience. Staff were a delight very helpful and attentive and food was delicious. Will be back again with more people and will spread the word. Keep up the... More 

Thank CrazyT89
Sydney, Australia
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great, atmospheric place to have a glass of wine, craft beer or small appetizers. There is a nice selection of local wines and beers to appeal to any palate. Creative appetizers and main dishes will tempt most appetites. I only stopped in for a quick drink and appetizer to warm up after a rainy day. The cheese... More 

Thank WanderLust406
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We arrived and were asked if we wanted to be seated inside or outside for dinner. Unfortunately this was the last interaction we really had with anyone here. We sat for 20 minutes watching a waiter wander around. He make eye contact with me multiple times but not approach. My friend went inside and asked him if someone could take... More 

Thank sarahtB5769GR
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

We've had some great food here but. ... tonight was dreadful. lamb rump ordered lamb rack served ok ..... The lamp rack very badly cooked . Not blue - raw. fat not rendered. very poor for a dish they are charging $30 for. The vegetarian main was inedible. Dry pasta, cooked poorly and then grilled. Disgraceful food from a place... More 

Thank rakenyam
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Very average. I had the Big Brekkie and asked for my eggs to not be runny but they were so a bit disappointed with that. and it also mentions Cheese Kranksys on the menu with the Big Brekkie as not being spicy but they are very spicy and it would be helpful if they added that in as well just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 03:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Courtenay Place, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 1159
The Tasting Room, an iconic Wellington pub and restaurant, is a modern interpretation of the traditional public house, offering the best in food and drink.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?