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Ancestral Bar & Restaurant

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31-35 Coutenay Place
Te Aro
Region: Wellington
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Chinese

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Phone: 04 801 8867
Fax: 04 803 3123

Ancestral Bar & Restaurant
DineOut People's Choice 2012 Bronze Medal


Our hours are as follows:

Wednesday to Friday 12 midday until late.
Monday and Saturday 5pm until late.
Closed Sundays and Public holidays.


Ancestral is one of Wellington’s finest restaurant and bars providing the city’s discerning public with a particularly refined selection of cuisine from across Eastern Asia.

The restaurant menu concentrates on the Sichuan and Guangzhou (Canton) areas of China, while the bar boasts the best selection of Whisky in the Capital and an impressive cocktail, wine and beer offering to match. The cocktail list fuses flavours and ingredients of the East with the drinking traditions of the West and sits alongside an extensive wine selection designed to compliment the characteristics of the respective culinary styles on offer.

Acclaimed designer, Alistair Cox, and his team, have created a suitably comfortable, yet elegant, space for sharing stories and conversation over a table of smart dining and exclusive drinks.

There is a sheltered, heated garden complete with Japanese yakitori grill and carefully selected greenery to complete a truly enchanting setting. Also available on-site is the Haipai Dining Room for those special affairs that warrant a bit more seclusion and selective attention.

The same level of consideration has gone into hand-selecting a service team suitably able to match the aesthetic detail and ensure a unique and urbane multi-sensory experience.

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