Breakfast: 06:30 – 10:00 hrs weekdays, 06:30 - 10:30 hrs weekends
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.
Afternoon Tea is served daily: 11:30 - 15:30
Great night out for a family celebration, gluten free well catered for
Great value. Highly recommended
My two children and I had a lovely time sharing our ‘Mad Hatter’s High Tea’ in the restaurant. Our waiter was fantastic and made us feel very special. They would love to come back again!
We were celebrating Christmas in Wellington so booked into Whitby's for lunch. Given the price. $220 per person. The lunch buffet was extremely overpriced. It was more like a school dinner. Very disappointing experience.
We looking forward to dining with you again. We could not fault the buffet it was the perfect Christmas Day celebration. The pianist was the perfect touch
Very pleasant evening with lovely food. Service has improved a lot since the last visit.
The food for the pre-Christmas dinner was good, however the turkey was dry and the Christmas pudding/loaf was extremely dense and inedible. Apart from that the meal was enjoyable and a good chance to catch up with family. It was also good that we didn't feel rushed to eat and get out. Thanks
Great buffet restaurant with a high standard and good options.
Not a happy customer paid $330 online transfer on 11/12/19 as per instructions. Greeting - was ok could have been better treated, watched other customers treated well. And asked why we didn’t get a option of sitting at window was told per-allocated. Then, drinks was told couldn’t have non-alcoholic drinks because we don’t drink even though it was already prearranged and didn’t have to pay for it, but still you tried to get us to pay for it, very rude. Then, Service had to ask for our plates to be removed and more water but other tables just got there’s done, again ver rude. Then, atmosphere the piano player played the same songs over and over again and sometimes forgot the keys, then Father Christmas or Sister Christmas played by a female was rude my husband said Merry Christmas and she totally ignored him and went to other tables, again very rude. Then, the food seemed no difference than your everyday buffet menu apart from ham, Xmas pudding it really wasn’t worth the amount we paid for and expected. We believe maybe worth $100 in total for both of us but not $330. We spoke to one of The chefs at the back and he said the lunch was better. So, I’m really disappointed we arrived happy and left angry and disappointed ☹️ We request a refund of our $230. Thank you
A very enjoyable day.
The food was amazing. Perfect for someone who loves seafood.
We had a very enjoyable time - thanks. The only improvement area I recommend is to add some more specific vegan dishes - especially desserts. Thanks Leo
We had a lovely time. I had told them I was lactose intolerant but could tolerate a small amount of cheese or cream, expecting that there would be a few options that didn't have dairy. Instead they went above and beyond - making me up my own high tea tray with dairy-free options. I was not expecting them to go to so much trouble and was very impressed.
Came for the Christmas buffet. The food was bad, the service was practically non-existent, the atmosphere was dead, and the whole thing was incredibly overpriced. I did come toward the end of the evening, but if you're going to charge the same amount as earlier then you need to have the same level of quality as you would have had earlier. I don't know if it was any better earlier, but that doesn't excuse my experience either way.
The staff were lovely the food was lovely thank you for a great christmas day.. and what a cool surprise for the kids to get presents that was neat
We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch and felt that there was plenty of everything and overall a good selection of foods. Maybe another roast meat would have been nice in addition to the ham and turkey and we would have liked some roast meat gravy. Friendly, attentive staff. Will be coming back.
It was ok but too expensive for what we got
The food was beautifully presented but so bland. The atmosphere was like being in a rest home rather than a restaurant or a conference room.
Everything was fantastic. The food was delicious. The service was outstanding. The piano playing was great. I loved everything about it. I would highly recommend this restaurant. It was a wonderful Xmas day there. I will be returning in a few months. Can't wait. Well done to the staff of the Whitby Restaurant. The Manager certainly does a great job.
Lovely variety of foods for Christmas buffet, the kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed it all. The pork and ham were my favourites, and the desserts were the kids favourites funny that. Highly recommend, thank you 🙃
We have been many times for the buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner and were excited about the pre Christmas buffet lunch. We were very disappointed with the service (slow) and food choices, especially the desserts - there was pretty much nothing left by the time we wanted dessert so we left it awhile and went back and there was still nothing except dry Christmas pudding slice and rock solid Christmas mince pies. the turkey and chicken was dry and steak overcooked and chewy.
We was be there Yesterday (and the last 3 years before Christmas) with the Hungarian group. All the peoples (old and youngs) really enjoyed everything! The staff is kind and helpful, the food is varied and delicious, and the environment elegant. The price is totally right for the service you receive! Thank you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The breakfast buffet was excellent and the service perfect
I feel the atmosphere is very dated and needs a serious refurbishment. The food was very bland and tasteless - although to my surprise the fried rice was tasty.
We had an amazing pre-Xmas lunch as a group of 8 colleagues. The variety was something out of this world and it catered for everyone's taste. I would highly recommend it. It wasn't over crowded and there were no queuing at the buffet tables.