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 Saturday, 24 October 2020

Food was great value for money, I would definitely recommend going early as by 7pm it was SO busy. The floor staff were attentive, friendly and quick to clear the tables and get drinks out. Service would've been 5 stars except for the maîtres d' who was cold and unwelcoming.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

Hi there , our Saturdays booking at Whitby was disappointing . We were there a week ago and we could not help but come back and bring other family to expirence but there was a big difference ; there was a birthday on that crowded the buffet leaving terrible long ques , you'd expect a private function to have their own separate buffet from the restaurant as it disrupts regular customers. Food wise ; you could actually taste the difference , last week the food was full of flavour but on Saturday it was tasteless, you could tell the poor chefs were under the pump trying to cater for a large amount of people meaning it was quantity of quality of the food which was disappointing. Definitely not the chefs that are at fault it's who arranges private events without thinking how it would affect customers in the restaurant . Sad let down otherwise well done to all waitresses keeping up with the restaurant also staff at the bar- Amazing .

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Visited On Saturday, 24 October 2020

If I could rate less than one star I would. Will never set foot back in this establishment. The service was non existent, don’t expect to have a drink brought to you. The food selection was soo poor and bland reminded me of hospital food. We had to get takeaway on the way home to actually eat some edible food. This used to be the place to be back in the day, not sure what happened. But do not recommend at all. The whole family was disappointed. $52 per person, I can’t help but feel like I was robbed, especially when we were in and out in half an hour and no one barely ate anything. Such a shame. Do not recommend, buyer beware.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

My husband and and I had a very good dining experience. The service was great. The food was really tasty and yummy. We would definitely come back.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Staff were very friendly. Updated menu was very good. Pleased to see the new hot dogs and apple crumble! Really liked the pianist being in the restaurant.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 October 2020

Awesome lunch date with my husband, small roasted potatoes were cold hence the 4 star, overall awesome variety and mixture, will definately be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 October 2020

We loved the little pavlova. Staff were wonderful. The windows could do with a wash and the online booking did not work. We would come back again.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

Vita & Robin and his team were so awesome to work with especially with our last minute changes definitely 5Star rating for customer service 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 03 October 2020

still one of the best buffet breakfast in new zealand, consistent high standard of range and presentation.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

Noticed there were more dishes back a few years ago compared to now. Windows could do with a clean.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 September 2020

An enjoyable experience. Lots of different options - delicious dishes. Service was prompt. Lovely atmosphere especially with piano player .

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

French onion soup is too salty

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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

We enjoy our lunch. I have one suggestions as we were having the roasted buffet lunch, we had ordered all meats it would of been nice not to have the sauce come on the meats but have them separated and people can choose to add the sauces as they eat. Overall we enjoyed it.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

The cold and hot platters could be bigger, there were 6 of us and only got 1 platter between us. The windows could use a little clean the outside view was not very pleasant with the dirty windows. Overall It could use some improvement especially for the money we paid.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

Great dining experience, was my first time, definitely plenty more to come.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 August 2020

We thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea experience on Sunday August 9th. The staff who waited at our table were friendly & courteous, & certainly contributed to making our time @ Whitby's as pleasurable as it was. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 August 2020

The food was varied and tasty, but we were at the last sitting and some of the hot food was not hot e.g. potatoes, pumpkin. Unfortunately I got a large bone in my piece of salmon. The deserts were almost all gone but when I asked if more would be coming some dishes were refreshed.

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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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