Noble Rot Wine Bar

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  • 6 Swan Lane
    Te Aro, Wellington

  • Dietary - Vegetarian Friendly European Dietary - Vegan Friendly Dietary - Gluten Free Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible Outdoor Seating Beef & Lamb Excellence Award
  • 12:00pm - 10:00pm More times
    • mon 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • tue 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    • wed 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    • thu 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    • fri 12:00pm - 10:00pm
    • sat 11:00am - 10:00pm
    • sun 11:00am - 10:00pm
    • $$ - Avg Main $20+

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  • 04-385 6671
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Noble Rot Wine Bar

  • 6 Swan Lane
    Te Aro, Wellington
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Professional Reviews: Noble Rot Wine Bar

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Restaurant Review: Noble Rot

4.0 Cuisine 14 October 2018

The wine list, overseen by sommelier Maciej Zimny, is Noble Rot’s pièce de résistance … it has no peer, and rightly wins a lot of plaudits. Comprehensive (with more than 80 wines available by the glass) and thoroughly international, the list is also generously disposed towards the local Wellington wine region. The food, though, should not be overlooked: it’s innovative and it takes a great deal of skill to achieve that deft simplicity. The whole package occurs without complication or fuss, which serves to underscore the strong sense of authenticity you get from Noble Rot. Intriguing touches appear throughout such as the lovely bitter finish of preserved tomatoes with gorgeously light chocolate mousse, rounded out with a dollop of salted milk sorbet. Enjoy the tranquillity of the bar and be cosseted by the closely attentive service.

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Restaurant Review: Noble Rot

4.5 David Burton for Stuff 2 July 2016

Noble Rot has been four years in the growth, ever since Hippopotamus sommelier Maciej Zimny and Josh Pointon (Café Polo) teamed up with Salty Pidgin chef Amy Gillies and FOH John-Paul Henderson on a wine course.

It's not just that Noble Rot has a magnificent 400-plus wine list, much of it privately curated, which spans all the best varieties and regions - or that there are 40-plus offerings by the glass.

Rather, it's that they have a new-fangled wine thief which enables them to raid small amounts from their most treasured bottles. Inserting the needles of their hand-held Coravin devices, the wine service staff can extract a little wine and then inject inert argon gas. The needle is withdrawn, the cork closes over, and the contents remain unoxidised.

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Awards
  • 2018 Cuisine Top 100 2018 Cuisine Top 100 received @ 9 September 2018 This restaurant is in the Cuisine Good Food Awards Top 100 for 2018 and will be featured in the Cuisine Good Food Guide 2018. The Top 100 restaurants are also the finalists for the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2018, and the Winners will be announced on the 15th of October.
  • Beef and Lamb Excellence Award Beef and Lamb Excellence Award received @ 13 September 2018 The restaurants who currently hold the 2018 Excellence Award have not been compared with each other in the assessment process. Rather, they have been judged on their individual merits and style of cuisine. So, whenever you see the prestigious gold plate hanging on a restaurant wall, you can expect tasty, skillfully composed and superbly presented beef and lamb dishes. So take the guess work out of deciding where to dine and check out our restaurant directory to visit a restaurant near you serving exceptionally well executed and delicious beef and lamb dishes.
  • 2018 Cuisine - 2 Hats 2018 Cuisine - 2 Hats received @ 15 October 2018 The hat awards are the most prestigious awards that Cuisine offer.
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