Ortega – Fish Shack & Bar
Wellington City 04 382 9559
- Tues – Sat 5:30pm – late
- Lunch by prior arrangement
- Business Dining
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: No
- Meals: Dinner
- Wi-Fi: None
Ortega Fish Shack & Bar focusses on fresh New Zealand seafood.
Casual diners are welcome – enjoy a drink and a bite to eat at the bar or book a table for the evening.
Lunch bookings by prior arrangement
Private dining room for group bookings- set menus available
13 Reviews for Ortega – Fish Shack & Bar
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If the jugs of sangria are available when you visit on a hot summers evening, definitely get one for the table.
The tuna is absolutely incredible, but then all four mains I have tried are divine so you can’t go wrong.
Wait staff are incredibly attentive and very good at reading the diners and what level of interaction they desire.
All in all a restaurant doing everything right.
The service was great; friendly, attentive, professional.
The food was outstanding; between us we had tuna, salmon, gurnard and tarakhi, all delicious.
The wine list is comprehensive – we were recommended an excellent NZ Pinot Gris (The Elder?).
So, all in all, a great experience and it is easy to see why this place is so popular.
There was a group of 12 of us, so they sat us upstairs in a semi private room (one other group). It was a great. Loved the decor, it created a nice relaxing atmosphere. The service was friendly and attentive. Everyone was happy with their choices, including one steak loving/seafood hating friend!!!
Possibly on the slightly pricey side, but would definately dine here again.
We had called to say we would be late for our table,they were happy to hold it even though it was a full house on arrival and there were people waiting at the bar.
We ate upstairs. I am on the fence about the decor, I get what they have gone for, but its not my thing… its all a little to busy and the places in Spain that they are emulating are dressed this way in earnest, not a touch of irony.. not sure if the same can be said for Ortega.
The table and chairs were pretty shaky (bit of an understatement actually) but when the staff couldn’t sort it with a wedge of card, we decided to just hold onto our glasses and enjoy our night out!.
The food was delicious… simple dishes, done perfectly, lots of full tastes made with fresh products.I had oysters, prawns w linguine, seared tuna and if it was humanly possible I would have gone back for more!.
The wine menu was really great… so much so that we flagged ordering a generic bottle and matched glasses for each dish.. heaven!.
Staff were competent/ experienced… though a little rushed and it showed a bit.
We had a fun night, left full and happy and will be back to try more!.
Food was very well presented and the service polished but there just seemed to be a slight lack of heart from the staff. It seemed they were conducting a routine with their operating & that becomes obvious throughout the evening when you are a later dining table. The Prawns & linguine were an amazing dish as was the Beef. Terrific food but am holding my breath on the service
It was a typical cold, wet and very windy Wellington day, but Ortega’s was warm and welcoming.
A good lunchtime set menu, and a great wine list was served well by the staff.
An Entree of bluff oysters (either Au natural or tempura battered) was well received.
The appetiser of garlic prawns was a little bit “meh” for me, but certainly seemed to go down well around the table.
The main was a choice of beef or fish, I personally enjoyed a very nice beef fillet cooked medium-rare to perfection.
All three course were served with wines, with the steward prepared to delve into his list to find interesting matches.
A cheeseboard for desert – you pay by the weight of cheese you eat sounded like it would be delicious – but I’d had my fill.
Overall a great way to spend a couple of hours on a cold Friday afternoon – and I’d certainly return.
The steak & “cafe-de-paris” butter was wonderful, we think it might even be better than the original in Geneva. The crepes are as good as any you would find in Paris, and the fish is excellent.
Great food, great service, great value!