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Ortega Fish Shack

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16 Majorbanks Street, Wellington, New Zealand
+64 4-382 9559
17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried out this restaurant on a whim and hadn't heard anything about it. The staff were professional and friendly, with excellent product knowledge. The food was sublime in both presentation and in flavour combinations. There was a pleasing variety of seafood on the menu. The winelist was extensive. We dined leisurely and were unhurried by the staff. Our evening... More 

Thank Glenda P
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is very relaxed and casual, yet the food selection would best sit in fine dining restaurants (if it is) in Melbourne! For starters, we had the duck liver pate and house made baguette - delicious. Followed by John Dory and risotto with beans; and crayfish ravioli and grilled tiger prawn. The ravioli is actually an entree size but... More 

Thank rwd70
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62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Table of six for dinner. Overall a good dining experience. But this place needs to keep a balance of cool casual and high quality. Five out of six meals were good. The noisy vibe in the restaurant is OK but it can be a bit squashy. Two more elderly guests at our table struggled to hear what was going on.... More 

Thank Ham M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is our favourite place to enjoy dinner. The courses are fantastic and while the prices are not cheap it is definitely value for money. The service matches the food and the experience is one of affordable opulence from start to finish.

Thank Belinda B
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortega's Fish Shack is casual but elegant, with relaxed and attentive service and fresh food prepared to perfection. My husband ordered the vegetarian entree, papparadelle pasta with a delicate squash and cheese sauce, hazelnuts and spinach; I loved the snapper entree on a bed of chick peas, spinach and tomato sauce. Just a delightful night. Make reservations, this place is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First rate service and wonderful atmosphere at Wellington's finest eating house nestled on the slopes of Mt. Victoria. make sure you book because this place is just so popular with those in the know.

Thank brentrae
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fabulous and enjoyable night. The food was divine and the service superb. Everything was fresh and tasty and totally delectable.

Thank Clowen88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place had me hooked to minute I walked in. Great staff, ambience and surroundings. The food is amazing could not fault anything. Cheek was melt in your mouth tender and John Dory cooked to perfection. Well done to everyone who makes this place what it is. Brilliant experience looking forward to next weeks visit.

Thank harvey s
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of my favourite restaurants in Wellington, if not New Zealand. Good fantastic, service excellent. Highly recommended

Thank JonesInNZ
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Favourite local restaurant since moving to Mount Victoria. Food is always outstanding and the service attentive and friendly. Like popping into a friends place for dinner and chat! The fish options are interesting and varied, however often have to go back for the classic steak frittes.

Thank Caggers1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
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
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?