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Ortega Fish Shack

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Seafood, European, New Zealand
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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
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17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Sydney , Australia
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317 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is always busy and the reason is that it is the perfect platform for a super night out. Service is warm and friendly and informed. The menu is tight which is a good thing and the seafood, any of it, is divine. We had quite a range of food across the menu amongst the 5 of us and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We visitied the venue as a family and were very excited about the visit after reading the previous reviews. We felt the flavors were quite different and good but not satisfied with everything we ordered. We ordered two big portion of starters to share. They were not bad. Then ordered 3 main courses to see the size of the dishes.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here last night with friends on local's recommendation. We could only get a late table which was fine however we did have a long wait until our mains came out. The waitress did apologise for the wait and provided some complimentary bread while we waited. We were certainly very hungry when the food finally arrived. I enjoyed my John... More 

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Thank Nkwalter2014
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for dinner tonight to see what the fuss was about...great reviews and all. Started with the pate and found the dish was perfect in technique smooth and silky and made with a lot of pride.also a lot of salt to the point of being almost poison with it. And I love salt! Next the prawn tails...the prawns themselves... More 

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Thank Don C
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A place you return to time and time again would have a sense of familiarity for you but with Ortega, it's refreshing to see how the list of inspired dishes changes; each time the Chef seeming more inspired by his artistry. Defining and breaking away from the British roots for a Country which was once a colony, I appreciate with... More 

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Thank Tulley G
Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

4 of us had dinner at Ortega on Saturday night the food and service was wonderful. Given it is one of Wellington's top dinning spots you actually get great value for your dollar. Would recommend everyone to visit this beautiful establishment

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Thank rowenadirkx
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there with my best friends.It's free of the usual fine dining pretensions, superb food, excellent service. All of us loved it! will visit there with my family next time.

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Thank sophiarice17
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Went to Ortega with my family and had an awesome night. Great wine was recommended to complement a wonderful seafood dinner. Friendly staff with a buzzing atmosphere. A must when in Windy Welly :)

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Thank BS19722013
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

good food and good service great menu wonderful atmosphere fish very fesh service was good and not pushy and and attentive

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a Wellington local this would have to be my pick among restaurants; intimate but still bustling with energy, superb food, lovely interior and great service. Great for a romantic dinner or just to meet with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-382 9559
Description
Fresh NZ Seafood

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