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Shed 5 Restaurant & Bar

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Queens Wharf
Region: Wellington
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Seafood

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Phone: 04-499 9069
Fax: 04-499 9071

DineOut People's Choice 2013 Silver Medal


Seven days: 12-late
Lunch is served from 12-3pm & dinner from 6-10pm.
Usual hours


Originally built as a woolstore in 1888 Shed 5 Restaurant & Bar is Wellington's top seafood restaurant, serving everything from crab, scallop, and oysters to a range of three or four daily caught fish. Great food is matched with stunning wines from an extensive list. Whether it's a business lunch, a relaxed weekend drink on the deck, or a night of pure indulgence in the main dining room, we look forward to seeing you.



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Review by: Mr Lemonby (37) on


We went as a group of 7. The seats are very small and uncomfortable. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive, and went through the menu to describe the dishes. We all decided to skip entrees and have a dessert instead, so we ordered our mains. The mains took over an hour to arrive, and during this time the wait staff were suspiciously absent, as if they were avoiding telling us that there was some delay. Anyway, after too long, 5 people got their mains, and about 5 or 6 minutes later, the two remaining dishes came. Horrible timing!
The food looked good but that's about it. It tasted horrible. My dish had this flavourless black rubbery stuff all over it, I wasn't sure it was supposed to be eaten but I ate it anyway. Later I was told that it was paua. I've had paua many times before and paua does have a reputation of being tough, but man, if the paua is THIS tough, may as well leave out off the dish.
There was also some duck breast risotto thing, one of the most expensive dishes on the menu, and you get about a third of a duck breast, overcooked almost to rubbery-paua level, doused in a very rich sauce with nothing creamy to balance it out.
For dessert, most people got the trifle, one person decided to have some cheese, and I ordered the chocolate mousse. The cheese was a bit disappointing, there were more grapes and crackers than there was cheese. The trifle was probably OK as most people finished the plate, but the chocolate mousse was as incredibly bitter, and nothing on the plate was sweet enough to balance it out.
The toilets were kinda weird ... the mens toilet on one side of the restaurant only had urinals in it (and it smelled a bit like stale urine, so it hadn't been cleaned in some time), and apparently the toilet on the other side of the restaurant didn't flush.
Overall, won't be going back - for the amount of money dropped at this place, a much better meal could be had elsewhere.

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