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Ambeli - CLOSED

18 Majoribanks Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 7577
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 Apr 2013
“Best Overall Dining Experience We Had In NZ”
22 Mar 2013
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
18 Majoribanks Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

The food here is outstanding and so too are the staff. When you first arrive it feels as if you are going to eat in somebody else's living room, which is a bit odd; but don't be put off by that. The cooking here is...More

1  Thank TravelNutBristol
Reviewed 22 March 2013

The owner who happened to also be our waiter was most attentive, accomodating, very efficient and naturally, had a thorough knowledge of everything on the menu. He was most accomodating making us feel very much at home. Service was awesome. The food was wonderful and...More

1  Thank TES983
Reviewed 5 March 2013

Truly excellent food cooked by world-class chefs. Wait staff are knowledgeable about the origins of all the food on the menu, how it's been prepared, and what wine to drink with it. Quite pricey, and the portions are not massive, so you might want to...More

Thank Ben M
Reviewed 2 March 2013

After being recommended to this restaurant from the very nice hotel we stayed at in Wgtn we were highly disappointed. The food was okay at best, and the service was lacking in all aspects. Service seemed uninterested, entree plates left on the table even once...More

3  Thank Kelvin_T_IPRA95
Reviewed 15 February 2013

This week my partner and i enjoyed a wonderful meal at Ambeli. We eat out a lot in Wellington, but I can confidently say that this would be the best restaurant I have eaten at in Wellington. The service is excellent. The waiting staff are...More

Thank Olivia M
Reviewed 9 February 2013

I loved our dinner at this great little restaurant - cosy, intimate atmosphere, open fire, interesting menu - I devoured the seared duck breast - just perfect. Eclectic and extensive wine list. The only shortcoming was the waitress - whilst perfectly good at carrying out...More

Thank Jane B
Reviewed 31 January 2013

We visited Ambeli for dinner recently on a weekend visit to Wellington. It is located just around the corner from the Embassy Cinema (of Hobbit fame) in what looks like an old shop front. The layout and interior are cosy but not at all pretentious....More

Thank GeoMo
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Very disappointing. Seems to have changed hands or was in January holiday mode. Nowhere near as buzzy and well run as on previous visits: wait staff did not seem to be up to the job. Food was disappointing and some of it had been standing...More

1  Thank Rupert R
Reviewed 1 January 2013

Dinner at this restaurant is a must if you are passing through wellington. The service was excellent, the food was fantastic and the wine was lovely. We had a very enjoyable evening and would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is a foodie! We...More

Thank Constantlyontheroad
Reviewed 3 December 2012

We ate at Ambeli on the night of the Hobbit premier. The food is very interesting with lots of unusual flavours and combinations. We found the wine to be very expensive - one of the most expensive I have experienced in New Zealand. The staff...More

Thank Vic E
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$ 33
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Majoribanks Street | Mt Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 7577
  • E-mail
Driven by the good cheer of maxim "it's an empty house without our visitors!" and the plethora of the hosts's family heritages, Ambeli's cuisine is offering the true satisfaction of the Mediterranean from a new angle; supported by the winelist of owner Shaebodine Moleta whose passion for the service of dinner is boundless.
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