The Library


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The Library is tucked away in the centre of Wellington's lively Courtenay Place. The name gives the style of the decor away.  It's a cosy, atmospheric bar that is a popular spot to let your hair down.

The fun bar offers a good selection of cocktails including the ' Lower Hutt Lemon Meringue' and a 'Watermelon Margarita', along with a carefully selected wine list.

The food menu concentrates on smaller light sized bites that are great for sharing.  The savoury treats include a Manuka smoked salmon platter, beef and stout pastries and 'Library Fries' with truffle mayonnaise.  A selection of cheese is also offered to accompany your glass of wine.

The dessert menu is a favourite, featuring a Strawberry & Pistachio Tart, chocolate truffle tart and a warm chocolate fondant.


The Library has the ability to cater for any event, from intimate gatherings to larger business events of up to 180 people.  The venue is a combination of three unique spaces that can been reserved individually or altogether. 

Opening Hours:

Monday to  Saturday:  5.00pm - Late
Sunday:  2.30pm - Late


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53 Courtenay Place, Wellington City

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  • Moderately Priced

Best For Whom

  • Mature Travellers
  • Couples

Best For What

  • Live Music
  • Cocktails
  • Wine


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