Mon - Fri: 06:30 – 10:00
Sat - Sun: 06:30 - 10:30
Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 hrs - bookings recommended
Dinner: 17:30 – 22:00 hrs (early-bird: 17:30-19:00)
High Teas: 11:30 – 15:30 hrs - bookings essential
Piano Bar: 10:00 - late
- Disabled Access
- Corporate Events
- Piano Music
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
About Whitby's Restaurant & Bar
Whitby's Restaurant & Bar is renowned as the best buffet restaurant in town. Located on the 17th floor of the hotel, it boasts views of the city and harbour. Whitby's offers an extensive buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner with an a la carte dinner as well.
Had a wonderful high tea for my daughters birthday. Highly recommend. Great service.
We enjoyed the food and ambiance , had a good dining experience.
A wonderful experience. Only recommendation is to replace large plates holding the three tiers of food with something more dainty.
Awesome food, fabulous customer service definitely recommend for any occasion/event big or small Thank you staff
Thank you so much for your great service, right from early arrival to the last minute. Your staff were so friendly and helped us with our birthday set up. What an awesome location and room we had for our big family. The room was perfectly set up to high standard. Highly recommended, this is actually our third occasion in your restaurant & you never fail to provide great food & service We will back on our next occasion 👍
Buffet was very average, Drinks were spilled when served to us. Felt like staff didn't want us to be there, wether it was a rough night or not felt as though a smile would've gone a long way. Overall poor experience, won't be returning. :(
It was great to renew our acquaintance with the Whitby buffet lunch. Cannot fault the food and presentation. Excellent value for money.
I prefer the old setup where the dessert table was in the same room as the buffet. There was no chocolate fountain and was less variety for dessert compared to before. Presentation was also lacking on the dessert table with crumbs on the table etc. Perhaps if you publish or mention something about the food options being scaled back, it will help set customer expectations. The pianist is superb and really adds class to the atmosphere.
Friendly staff, great quality and coices of food. Clean and appealing.
Great food and set out nicely. Friendly staff. Will come again
Food was below average (dessert saved the night). Will not be returning.
The place was wonderful, very clean and nice atmosphere. The staff were very friendly and beyond helpful, my cup was always filled. I think the biggest could have more range, maybe some croissants, little muffins, other pastries perhaps. Otherwise it was perfect, great value, very enjoyable.
Great food great service 😍Awesome value for money
My friends did enjoy our lunch. one comment I would make the veggie creamy soup was delicious and nice and hot ... the rest of the food was barely warm . The noise of children hooning around needs to be addressed, as this is quite often the case when we attend Whitby's . one thing I forgot to mention to your staff ,was the first cubicle in the Ladies toilet, the catch was not able to be locked ,
Wonderful friendly service from the staff
The lamb curry was so delicious!
Nice food and good service
We enjoy eating in this place very much. Every visit has been very enjoyable
Our group of 30 people had a lovely evening and very much enjoyed your venue and hospitality. Thank you.
Great experience and the best ribs!
Food was fantastic and great service.
Once again a value buffet dinner for the Hataitai Swimming Club.
Should offer specials on the buffet on first table especially during the week especially cause the restaurant is only 10 percent full anyway.
I'm sorry but we dined at Whitby's Restaurant the previous week on a Monday evening, and felt the food was better than Sunday 1st March. There was more variety on the Monday, and unfortunately some of the beef on Sunday was very tough. I have been told that whitby's restaurant has at times served delectable steak but we did not have this choice on either visits. I feel food and drink were 4 star, I definitely am wanting to make it 5 star but I will return another time in hope. Overall, on Sunday evening, our family enjoyed their meals. So far, Whitby's is the best restaurant I have ever dined at in Wellington - if I hadn't known about the steak, or if Sunday would have been my very first visit, I likely would have given it 5star. Keep up the good work.