Our Philosophy

“everything matters: our food, our service, our standards and, above all else, our guests”



Tradition

Combining a strong sense of history and tradition with modern culinary and cocktail culture, Ancestral raises the bar in Wellington dining and takes customers on a stimulating journey across Eastern Asia.

Embodying the concept of ‘concession territories’ of 1930s Shanghai, traditional values of Chinese culture mixed with international influences are the foundation of what we do. In our kitchen and in our bar and restaurant, such is our respect for the history of China and our commitment to the authenticity of its cuisine.


Experience

For us at Ancestral, everything matters: our food, our service, our standards and, above all else, our guests. It is our pleasure to bring people together, to share food, to share drinks, to share time and to share each other.

Ancestral is a place to come back to, to share unparalleled cuisine and intimate stories with friends and loved ones – join us for the Ancestral sensory experience.



Get in touch with our team here to make an enquiry or book a table