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 Sunday, 19 January 2020

Great night out for a family celebration, gluten free well catered for

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

Great value. Highly recommended

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Visited On Thursday, 09 January 2020

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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

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Visited On Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Very pleasant evening with lovely food. Service has improved a lot since the last visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

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

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Visited On Tuesday, 24 December 2019

Great buffet restaurant with a high standard and good options.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

A very enjoyable day.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

The food was amazing. Perfect for someone who loves seafood.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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

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Visited On Thursday, 26 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

It was ok but too expensive for what we got

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

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 🙃

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

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!

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Visited On Sunday, 22 December 2019

The breakfast buffet was excellent and the service perfect

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

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.

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Visited On Wednesday, 18 December 2019

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.

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