Open 7 days, 11am to late.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
About Shed 5
Shed 5 occupies one of the oldest wharf stores in Lambton Harbour. A water’s edge position and in-house fishmonger contribute to its standing as Wellington’s premier seafood restaurant.
Getting his hands on the best, freshest seafood available is top priority for Shed 5’s fishmonger, who visits the fish markets early each morning to select the day’s ingredients. Fish are always bought whole and filleted at the restaurant in a purpose-built room.
Huge windows facing the harbour belie the fact that this historic building on the wharf was once a woolshed. Crisp white tablecloths and sparkling tableware gleam under the dark-wood beams in the spacious dining room. On the broad-ranging, comfort food menu, seafood stands out.
When the sun is shining, Shed 5’s dining area expands to include an outdoor courtyard with views of Wellington Harbour.
Good wine list. Excellent fish dishes, well prepared. Recommended.
Staff so friendly and helpful. Great food
Value for money is difficult to quantify when you are an overseas visitor. So only a 4 star rating.
Great friendly service.
Shed 5 continues to provide an old school charm of how restaurants should be. Friendly, attentive service. Tasty, elegant food.
Friendly and attentive staff. A bit too long to wait for mains to be delivered. Delicious food and well presented. Great way to spend an evening.
The service was very slow. The maitre'd walked past us numerous times and never asked how we were going even ignoring the dirty plates on our table. We were booked in at 12.45 and left at 2.50 consequently incurring a $45 parking fee. The food was only average for a fine dining restaurant.
Excellent food and service
This is the 2nd time we have enjoyed Shed 5 on both our visits to Wellington. A highlight both times.
Food was fantastic. Loved the seafood soup. Best I've ever had. Snapper main was outstanding. Service was very friendly and efficient. I spent more than I planned but it was well worth it.
Wonderful lunch to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Our party of six included a teenager, a pre-teen and two old people and we enjoyed every morsel from the varied menu and were made to feel very special. Thank you.
Lovely place and very helpful staff. Food was to a high standard. Overall a very nice place to dine.
Lovely location and ambience. The Valentine's Day menu was the nicest I'd seen after looking around various Wellington restaurants. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Lovely food except for the rack of lamb, which was just not to my taste - it was almost raw and a little mushy in texture. Although I was given a more well-cooked replacement by the very helpful staff and chef, I can't honestly say I enjoyed it, though everything else on the plate was good. In hindsight I should have made a different menu choice, perhaps the beef which my husband chose and which was delicious (I tasted it!). The only other downside was that our first choice of wine wasn't available. However, overall, staff were caring, attentive and went the extra mile to make up for the imperfections and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Would unhesitatingly recommend Shed 5 to others.
Great food, been looking forward to it for ages and wasn’t disappointed
Our waiter, Thomas, was very personable but needed more training regarding menu!A 3 star rating for service relating to manager, Cameron! We were seated at a 2 top table with only a plant between us and a noisy party of 4 o the other side!There was a 2 top a few tables over & he refused to make the accommodations even after our waiter witnessed how hard it was to have a conversation at our table. & spoke to him. We were quite disappointed with his attitude!
Valentine’s Day set menu was amazing & we had excellent service.
Service and food was fantastic.
We ordered from the Valentines set menu. The food was very average. The fish (market fish of the day and salmon) were overdone and flavours did not gel. The spread in the starter was delicious but not enough bread for the amount of spread provided. Desserts were very sweet. Service was lacking with us having to ask for my ordered drink twice. Wait staff not that impressive. Did not appreciate the cheeky “add tip” question on the eftpos till as we paid. When did we start tipping in NZ? If we wanted to tip we would tip a dedicated waitress. We had several waitresses. Overall a bit lacklustre. Confirms our fear of eating out - paying for disappointment.
Great food and service
The food, as always, was delicious and beautifully presented. We had below par service and this would certainly stop us from returning in a hurry when there are so many other great options in Wellington. Our server was not engaging, stood over us while we were looking at the wine list, forgot our shared first course, which we were still billed for despite asking her to take it off the bill. After our starters we would have liked a red wine to go with our main, she eventually brought the wine list but never bothered to take our drinks order. In short, we left before dessert and port, which was our plan, and went for a walk and got ice-creams. unfortunately this put a damper on an otherwise lovely meal in a lovely venue - my son's 21st birthday dinner should have been a special night.
Food was great wine list little disappointing for type of restaurant
We’ve been traveling for two weeks, eating out every night in excellent restaurants and the food and service at Shed 5 was tied for first! A little thing, but when I asked for ice in my glass of water, it came as I asked!!! We sat near the kitchen, and enjoyed the efficiency of the staff. Plus, they all served with a smile. Very well done & congrats - you deserve to be busy!
Food,service and view are amazing. Thank you!
Lots of fun - engaging waitperson and truly delicious food. We had a great night!
We are from the Uk and so Hosting a dinner for all our friends from wellington. We had a fabulous evening. Thank you