Selera Restaurant Building

151 Cuba St, Wellington

  • Selera Restaurant Building.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Anika Klee. Date: 4/03/2009.
  • Selera Restaurant Building. Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Minicooperd – Paul Le Roy. Taken By: Minicooperd – Paul Le Roy. Date: 19/07/2014.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5345 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Pt A 1137 Pt A 1660 Sec 1 SO 35279


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Built 1894.

A finely balanced facade containing Queen Anne (parapet) and Italianate (Tympanum, dentils) features.


Construction Professionalsopen/close

Schwartz, A A

No biography is currently available for this construction professional

Additional informationopen/close

Notable Features

symmetrical facade, plain pilasters that frame the corners and the two central round-headed windows, plain entablature with a dentilled cornice and triangular pediment projecting out over central window arrangement, a further segmental pediment crowns the plain parapet


Construction Dates

Original Construction
1894 -
Late Victorian Free Classical (Italian)

Completion Date

1st August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.