Noble Rot

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Tuesday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Wednesday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Thursday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Friday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.

Saturday4:00 pm – 12:00 am.


6 Swan Lane, Te Aro, Wellington

04 385 6671

Boasting an almost 1,000-strong wine list, it’s no surprise that Noble Rot is widely considered Wellington's premier wine bar. 

An institution that celebrates the classiness of wine and everything good that comes with it, your experience at Noble Rot begins even before you step through the door. The warm, rustic-red exterior evokes the laneway eateries of Europe, inviting you into the cosy yet elegant space within. Exposed white bricks and premium leather surfaces dominate the interior, and the army of wine bottles strewn about the place - hanging in custom-made chandeliers, stacked neatly against the walls, and propped up behind the seats - let you know that wine is the favourite child here. Fun fact: all the bottles on the chandeliers once contained wine that was consumed by real diners at Noble Rot.

Wine is clearly the centrepiece here, with the diverse food menu designed to complement the selections on offer. Rich, flavoursome meat dishes, along with charcuterie platters, sharing plates, oysters and more, ensure there’s a match for every wine, and your palate will be taken on a new journey each time you visit. The chicken liver parfait has been on the Noble Rot menu since day one and is immensely popular with regulars. Five- and six-course degustation menus are also available for those who want a truly exquisite wine-matching experience.

Everything at Noble Rot is geared towards helping you appreciate wine at its finest, from the carefully curated menu to a dedicated sommelier being available at all times. Whether you’re a complete wine newbie or consider yourself a bit of a connoisseur, Noble Rot is the place to go in Wellington for a wine experience like no other.

Words by John Son & Photography by Anna Briggs

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6 Swan Lane, Te Aro, Wellington

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