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132 Featherston Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-499 8000
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Australia
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405 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unlike many Spanish restaurants in the antipodes, this is professional and casual with a spectacular wine list and flexible menu. I thought it fantastic. The balance is right. The staff were really helpful and professional.

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Thank anecessaryevil
Ohaupo, New Zealand
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

we had an enormous meal here even thou tapas style. Just got too many plates. but the food was fantastic. Busy place so would book if there on Friday and weekend. It is Spanish but with the kiwi twist. A must try if in CBD.

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Thank Adrienne O
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We've been to Avida many times in the past. This time was a spontaneous decision when we heard that friends of friends were visiting from England. Stephen, the host, first got us some drinks and understood when we didn't particularly like his first offering: the Portuguese rosé he brought instead (dry, restrained fruit) was just right. He then explained the... More 

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Thank Richard W
Wellington, New Zealand
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149 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Came to Avida for a drink after work with a friend. Was my first time visiting, and was very impressed. The drinks menu had a huge variety of wines and beers, and different drinks to choose from. Venue was very nice, and staff wonderful!

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Thank Racheenz
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Avida had been recommended by friends. Overall the food was disappointing I ordered the goats cheese and honey puffs although the texture of the choux pastry was good the filling was not goats cheese. The lamb cutlet was under done and both plates of chicken wings were sent back due to being undercooked.

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Thank Debbie T
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Fabulous dinner before WOW. So great location in central city short walk from our hotel and on to WOW. Liked tapas style food. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Tricia J
East Amherst, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place to spend a nice evening with friends and family, this is it. The place has very good ambience, very courteous and efficient service, and delicious Spanish style tapas food. It also had an excellent selection of wines. Price is quite affordable.

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Thank rajiv_kishore
Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our pre-show dinner of tapas and a beautiful bottle of Chardonnay . We have excellent service from the Manager and the very enthusiastic Marco. The selection in the menu varied enough to meet everyone's taste and requirement. Will be back soon.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We called in for tapas and a drink before our flight out of Wellington. The restaurant was fully booked but when we explained we were due to catch a flight we were offered a seat in the bar area which was fine. Our tapas arrived very quickly which was superb. Extensive wine list. Can thoroughly recommend the prawns. Great flavours... More 

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Thank Niki211
Wellington, New Zealand
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467 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I was with a group of women who dined here before going to WOW. We booked earlier in the week and were pleased as this place was full with many others dining before WOW. We all ordered the special WOW menu for $40 each and enjoyed the tasty plates which were full of flavour and perfect for sharing. Our waiter... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Spanish, Wine Bar, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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

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