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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 Sunday, 10 February 2019

Food good. No grill, no coffee so I had to buy one. Service great but left plates on table.

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Visited On Saturday, 09 February 2019

Had a voucher for High Tea, staff were wonderful and welcoming, food was nice.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

We had a very enjoyable Xmas Eve Buffet lunch with family. The food was excellent and the waiter really friendly and efficient. Thank you Jannette Godfrey

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Visited On Friday, 04 January 2019

A very enjoyable high tea with great service. Our table had a lovely view.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Will never go anywhere else for Christmas Dinner -

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Visited On Wednesday, 02 January 2019

Excellent meal and service and the concierge went out of his way to help my brothers partner get to the restaurant as she cannot ride in an elevator and is also scared of heights, he drove them up to the 15th? floor and then escorted them up the stairway, excellent and much appreciated

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Visited On Sunday, 30 December 2018

My family and I celebrated my Mum's birthday at Whitby's and the staff and service was impeccable. They were superstars - even when I accidentally dropped a plate! The food was delicious and they double checked we were happy given my parents don't eat beef. Looking forward to dining at Whitby's again!

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Visited On Friday, 28 December 2018

Vegan options would be good thanks

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The Christmas lunch was fantastic, a classy range of entrees, and the pork was divine. A surprise santa visit was thoroughly enjoyed by the kids. Having families with kiddies all seated together offered a relaxed dining experience without having to watch out for the usual kid-free patron glares. Highly recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 23 December 2018

Wait staff was very courteous. Salad bar was great especially the cold salmon. Very tender. The mains - sliced beef was very juicy and tender too. Hot Ham was juicy, not too salty. The beef stew was delicious. Dessert bar had a wide spread. Very happy with it. Cons: Turkey was dry.Scallop was very disappointing. I thought I was eating some other shellfish. My daughter-in-law ordered a drink. Was given the wrong one. She went back to get what she originally wanted. Then in the midst, she found a little bug in her drink so she gave up. Thanks. Peck

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

The service was great with busy staff still finding time to fit into the Christmas cheer. Filled with special treats hard to do at home like whitebait and beef medallions, pavolova and several types of ice cream along with traditional Christmas cake, the buffet was a rich tapestry of enjoyment. To cap things off, the unexpected visit from Santa Clause added joy to the day of young 2 year-old Darby.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Please accept our thanks for a well run and memorable experience. Staff were exceptional and despite having to work water very happy and genuine in their service Food was first class and nothing was a problem We had a great lunch and already sent people to you for food Thank you to all involved

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

We were very well feed and looked after on what was a very busy evening.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

This was the third year in a row that we chose to have our family dinner at Whitby's on Christmas Eve. This year it felt decidedly unChristmas-like. No Christmas music was playing, and Christmas crackers on the table and a tree in the entrance way were the only signs of Christmas in the restaurant. I had phoned earlier in the day to move the reservation forward by 30 minutes to accommodate children in our party and was told it wasn't possible as no tables were available. When we turned up at 6pm, the restaurant was virtually empty, and our table had beem sitting available since 5.30pm when I wanted to shift the reservation to but was told it wasn't possible. The food was below average - meat was too tough to cut or chew, it was exactly the same menu as the past two years - it would have been nice for some variation in the menu - or for it to be cooked well enough to eat. We left early, and feel that after this year's experience, we won't return next year.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Food selection is quite limited for $45 ea. The grill section is not being manned by someone so we can’t request anything. The grilled beef left is rubbery and the pork belly is tough. Definitely not worth the money

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

The service was amazing. The staff were very accommodating to us and helped with every need we requested.

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Visited On Saturday, 22 December 2018

Plenty to eat, lots of variety. Grateful for Christmas fare being available around this time. Just one minor thing ...on the warm vegetables side of the middle island, trays at the back with tongs: handles tended to fall into the front trays of food.

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 December 2018

so good im bringing my family on Monday.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Our dinner were booked from last month by the price of $49 per person (start 5.30pm). After dinning, you charged us for $57 per person. The food were not that good, but the price were expensive. Ridiculous...

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

High Tea: we loved the window seat. We also loved that my friend could have coffee without paying more(so often she is expected to pay more because she does not drink tea). The service was excellent. So was the choice of tea - and the fact that I could change to another type. Thank you. The food was okay - not amazing but not bad. There was plenty but nothing really wowed us. I loved the macaron. Up the standard of food and you are on to a winner!

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Delicious

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Service was very good, for a really busy lunch time. The atmosphere was great, although rather noisy at times. Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Fantastic food! We really enjoyed our Christmas lunch, thanks a million.

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Visited On Monday, 10 December 2018

Hi there, The food was OK, they was not variety of food to choose from as compared to the past years. The service was a let down this year as our plates were taken away before we finished eating, the lady didn't even bother to ask weather we had finished or still eating just took the plates away with food on them. The decor was not christmassy was a a bit dull being the festival season. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

Over all ws great, a d we will be back again

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