Whitby's Restaurant & Bar

147 The Terrace, 147 The Terrace, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
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Opening Information

Breakfast:

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

Facilities
  • 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.


Cuisine: Buffet, Child Friendly, High Tea, International
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Had a wonderful high tea for my daughters birthday. Highly recommend. Great service.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

We enjoyed the food and ambiance , had a good dining experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

A wonderful experience. Only recommendation is to replace large plates holding the three tiers of food with something more dainty.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 August 2020

Excellent value

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Visited On Friday, 31 July 2020

Awesome food, fabulous customer service definitely recommend for any occasion/event big or small Thank you staff

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Visited On Sunday, 26 July 2020

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 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 25 July 2020

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. :(

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Visited On Sunday, 19 July 2020

It was great to renew our acquaintance with the Whitby buffet lunch. Cannot fault the food and presentation. Excellent value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 18 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Friday, 17 July 2020

Friendly staff, great quality and coices of food. Clean and appealing.

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Visited On Friday, 10 July 2020

Great food and set out nicely. Friendly staff. Will come again

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

Food was below average (dessert saved the night). Will not be returning.

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Visited On Saturday, 11 July 2020

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.

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Visited On Friday, 10 July 2020

Great food great service 😍Awesome value for money

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

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 ,

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Visited On Sunday, 05 July 2020

Wonderful friendly service from the staff

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Visited On Sunday, 28 June 2020

The lamb curry was so delicious!

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Visited On Sunday, 28 June 2020

Nice food and good service

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Visited On Friday, 20 March 2020

We enjoy eating in this place very much. Every visit has been very enjoyable

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Visited On Friday, 13 March 2020

Our group of 30 people had a lovely evening and very much enjoyed your venue and hospitality. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Great experience and the best ribs!

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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Food was fantastic and great service.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

Once again a value buffet dinner for the Hataitai Swimming Club.

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Visited On Friday, 28 February 2020

Should offer specials on the buffet on first table especially during the week especially cause the restaurant is only 10 percent full anyway.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

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.

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