Whitby's Restaurant & Bar

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

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.

Afternoon Tea is served daily: 11:30 - 15:30

Cuisine: Buffet, Child Friendly, High Tea, International
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Monday, 14 October 2019

Great service, friendly staff.

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Visited On Monday, 07 October 2019

Thank you to all the staff everyone was lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

I have coeliac disease and after making an enquiry if Whitby's could provide me safe gluten free food, I was told yes. This eased my anxiousness immensely, therefore my dining experience was fantastic. This was for dinner which was amazing and breakfast. Thank you so much.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Great venue for a mixed age group. Plenty of choice for gluten intolerant people.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Disappointed my request for a table close to the buffet as we had a disabled person at the table was ignored, we were placed well away from the buffet. Although the food was excellent, getting the food to the table while using a cane was too difficult, wouldn't try that again.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 October 2019

Everything was very good overall but the cheffing staff seemed tired and wanting to pack up as we were still choosing food items and well before closing, affected the atmosphere a little, we also got a surprise at the end as was informed the Sunday buffet special did not apply to kids. Explained a number of times that this should have been mentioned somewhere and after some discussion the bill was reduced.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

What a meal. The food was first class, the service was faultless. A+

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Was great we celebrated my husbands birthday.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

The buffet overall is disappointing. Food tasted really average. Dessert looked a lot less than the photo on the homepage. Roast beef was so chewy that I had to leave it. Cocktails were pretty bad. We will not visit again.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

The food was good and the service was fantastic. It's a bit steep for the wallet. Maybe drop another $5.00 then I will say it's perfect.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

The staff here were lovely. So friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Great range of food options for different preferences and consideration given to diners with allergies. Staff are hospitable and efficient. The piano music provided a nostalgic atmosphere.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Our waitress was wonderful very pleasant and helpful also knowledgeable

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Only criticism is that while the lamb was cooked perfectly, it was stone cold which made it unpleasant to eat. Otherwise, very good.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Food was amazing!

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Visited On Friday, 13 September 2019

Fantastic high tea!! Really enjoyed it. Food was fantastic, many great teas to try! Lance served us our teas, and was very knowledgeable about teas, and easy to talk to! Really enjoyed my experience here. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 September 2019

Really great experience at the high tea - will definitely go back and would definitely recommend. Lance can only be described as a 'tea sommelier' and is so knowledgeable and just lovely to chat to. minor problem with our booking but the service was brilliant and they put everything right so absolutely no complaints. The food was great too - enough savoury items so you don't feel like you're eating a big tray of sugar.

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Visited On Friday, 06 September 2019

The service here is absolutely amazing. I had dinner with my son and the whole place was great.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

I took my family in for Fathers Day Lunch and the menu was great! Different from the usual Sunday Lunch menu. But we were all so thoroughly happy with the variety of food, and the staff that were serving us were awesome as well. 😊

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Visited On Monday, 02 September 2019

The service was perfect, all the staff were attentive, smiling and caring. The food was great, the room was warm and welcoming. We will definitely come again and recommend to all.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

It was amazing a little cramped by the window but it was good

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Visited On Sunday, 01 September 2019

We are never dissapointed with anything at whitbys hence why we always come back. We love this resturant for all our special occasions.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Fantastic on all fronts! We had a great time here at the buffet and definitely plan to come back in the future - it was a real treat and we were very happy with everything from the food to the waitstaff. Thank you all! Great work :)

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

A group of us celebrated with a buffet dinner at Whitby’s Restaurant. There was a wide selection of food all beautifully presented and tasty. The bar service was great and there was a pianist providing background music. A lovely evening was had. We all returned for breakfast the following morning. Again a wide selection of food all beautifully presented. There was an egg station where eggs including omelettes and pancakes were cooked to order. Also a bottomless coffee service at our table. Thanks guys😊

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Great selection and value for money

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