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“Great little restaurant, highly recommend”
Review of Duke Carvell's - CLOSED

Duke Carvell's
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 11 May 2014

We came across Duke Carvells whilst wandering around Wellington, spied it down a side street and took a chance - really glad we did. From the warm , enthusiastic greeting to the final delicious cocktail (Independence Pie - you must have one especially if it's chilly outside) we had a great time. It's an informal place, suited for dinner with friends or drinks and a snack before heading out for more.

We had a couple of tasting plates (I loved the little gnocchi) and a couple of drinks, it wasn't inexpensive but I felt it was good value. Especially with Lorenzo (?) guiding us along for food and drinks and also giving us some recommendations for things to do in Wellington (eg comedy festival).

We'll be going back next time we're in Wellington.

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Thank Ben C
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We went for brunch. We had the rueben and the smoked salmon salad. The iced and regular hot chocolate were very good. We did ask to try the crumpets, but they were very busy and forgot. It's definitely not a place you go if you are in a hurry, it's more of a relax, chat with friends, and eat good food and drink coffees/hot chocolate/etc. kind of place.

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Thank K-RVA-2013
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

BIT TOO EXPENSIVE but we love it...Me and my girlfriend we went there on Saturday had 2 cocktail and 3 nibbles to share to start the night !! But all up we spent around 70$ without tips we could continue but .... TOO MUCH...

1  Thank Breaz
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Reviewed 18 April 2014 via mobile

We dropped into Cuba St and just down a side street was this wonderful, charming bistro with great service, and an array of wonderful tapas. It had the feeling of being in European and on a stormy night it felt warm and inviting with a great buzz

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Thank janesmithhk
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Reviewed 15 April 2014 via mobile

OK so here is the bottom line. This is a very fun and very good place. Make it a point to go. It is a relaxed bustling place. Tapas size plates allow for trying multiple menu items. The 3 rib rack of lamb was outstanding and cooked perfectly. The flaming ouzo cheeses is wonderful as is the pate. There are larger plates on the menu that can be shared. It is located on a short unassuming street (Swan) just off of a Main Street (Cuba). Not a big place. No reservations for small parties. Service is friendly and for most part attentive. When they are slammed with a full house, your food it's May come out a bit slow. But, don't let that dissuade you from going. This is an all around fun experience. It you are from out of town and find yourself seated next to a Kiwi couple, make it a point to introduce yourself and learn something about Wellington or NZ.

Thank Rvstraz
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