Whitby's Restaurant & Bar

Level 17, 147 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
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Opening Information

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 Saturday, 15 June 2019

Enjoyed our time, staff was friendly and easy to communicate with about booking. Thank you, I highly recommend Whiby's Restaurant & Bar for Buffet food. Reasonably price also.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Always a pleasure dining at Whiby's... friendly and helpful staff and the food is just yummy!

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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Whitby's is a great Buffet restaurant, so consistent with super friendly and helpful staff. We always go to Whitby's when in Wellington (we're from Christchurch). For a special treat try the High Tea... just sit back and relax and enjoy the yummy food!

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Visited On Friday, 31 May 2019

Always enjoy dining at Whitby's, it's our family go-to restaurant for special occasions, as it is more expensive than others

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Visited On Monday, 03 June 2019

Great buffet

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Visited On Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Nice place for a family dinner

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

We wish to extend a sincere and grateful thank you for the level of service provided overall. The pre-dinner service provided in helping us to co-ordinate and plan the celebration was impressive and a big thank you to Rosa who was consistently obliging with information and updates as a barrel-load of questions were asked of her. The meal was outstanding. Many buffet dinners previously frequented at other properties, inevitably diminish in terms of presentation and freshness as the night progresses. However, in this instance Whitby's buffet was outstanding and "beautiful" - as described by many of our party. Exceptional mention is saved for the Piano Bar staff - in particular, Hasti (bar manager - my apologies for the incorrect spelling). Your obliging and accommodating service was noted by all as was the professional and friendly conversation many shared with you all. Some even noted the finger tapping as some of our crowd performed a Maori waiata to the birthday girl. Additonally, your initiative was stand-out and we were most grateful you allowed us to arrange seating and monopolize a corner of the bar for our birthday toasts and cake. Thank you Whitby team. We'lle be sure to share your stand-out service and meal and hope we get opportunity to visit again

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

Great food and experience.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

This was great place to take a big family for a 70th - great for kids and adults alike.....heaps of variety - YUMMY value for money for sure. Small hiccup with booking time despite having confirmed via email and phone but they were able to accomodate us none the less. Definitely will be returning !! thanks again WHITBYS xox

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Visited On Monday, 27 May 2019

Really enjoyed the quality and diversity of the food and was pleasantly surprised to see so many GF options. A very enjoyable evening. Some alternative Kombucha options would have also been good.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Very disappointed! Was hoping there would be more gluten free being a Saturday, but nope! Won't be back and won't recommend it to anyone

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Visited On Saturday, 25 May 2019

Average spread, can be tried once

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Great food. Good for kids. Friendly staff.

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Visited On Sunday, 19 May 2019

Not worth the price you pay.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 May 2019

A great place for a family gathering. Kind attentive staff and nice atmosphere

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Visited On Saturday, 11 May 2019

Lovely helpful staff

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Visited On Friday, 10 May 2019

We’ve been to Whitby’s for High Tea a few times, and have always been impressed by the tea, the food, and most of all - the service. This time we were served by Lance, who had such a passion for tea, that he added even more to the experience. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Thankyou to Imi and the staff for all their help to celebrate our mothers birthday celebration

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 May 2019

We booked a group of 23 and they all enjoyed their dinner. We have a long two days of full on meetings and going to Whitbys was nice a relaxed so thank you. We will definitely be dinning here again

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Visited On Tuesday, 07 May 2019

Would like to see hot chips added to buffet self service. Otherwise excellent meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

We have eaten at the several times before, but the service was not very good this time. Despite the restaurant not being nearly as busy as it has been our last few visits. We waited a very long time for someone to take our drinks order and in the end had to flag down a server. We thought maybe you had changed the policy and we had to go to the bar and order ourselves. Found that not to be the case either as the bar did not always have someone behind it - was not just the same atmosphere or service that we have had previously.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

We were quite disappointed, especially on the gluten free range. There weren't many choices even for the non gf person and only one meat choice that was gf. And we have to come back as we bought more vouchers. If we had known it was going to be so limited, we wouldn't have bought all the vouchers we did. Overall, very disappointing

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 May 2019

Bit disappointed this time round as the beans were overcooked and a bit mushy! Fish also overcooked! And no cheesecake! Oh and someone forgot to bring the green tea I ordered. Shame as i invited my sister in law from Auckland and other family members on this occasion.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Absolutely brilliant

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Visited On Saturday, 27 April 2019

The place is very dirty despite not being too busy. The carpets are littered with food, the couch has got bowls and plates, and the food area is smeared with sauces and soup.

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