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Whitby's Restaurant & Bar

147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average23%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a family group of eight, seven adults and one teenager.We arrived just before 5.30 to catch the early bird special and sat by the bar waiting to be called to our table. At quarter to 6 I found someone who motioned to where...More

Thank Shayne P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a good buffet meal, I've had way better buffet breakfast's. I still liked it. Had pancakes you can requests how you want your eggs cooked, all breakfast cereals, hot foods, pastries etc. Wonderful place to dine and staff were friendly and helpful. Very...More

Thank SamoanDuchess
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had both the buffet dinner and the buffet breakfast here and the food was amazing. The staff are friendly, helpful and very attentive. The selection of the buffet is very vast and the food is all beautiful. We were also lucky that both times...More

Thank Fakeittillyoumakeit
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found the wide-ranging buffet food options to be appealing, fresh, and tasty, with the result that we struggled to find room for deserts (including fondue chocolate). Overall, good value for the dinners and an enjoyable experience.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for my sister's 18th birthday dinner, they have something for everyone! From cheese and crackers, an ice cream bar to all types of food! There is even live cooking! Great views of the city!

Thank sophiechapmannz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had an enjoyable experience. The food was great as were the desserts. The service was wonderful and the tables were cleared promptly.

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Good buffet option for a family dinner, yummy food, good service and kids dine free Mondays was a bonus

Thank Kokes33
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice setting above the city with a good range of cuisine options. Lovelt desserts. Good wine selection, friendly service. Faultless really!

Thank Maxwell S
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Part of Grand Pacific Coach Tour Dined in for both dinner and breakfast Buffet for both .. so much variety and choice! Dinner: whole salmon.. not a fish person but looks grand on the buffet Breakfast: cooking station for omelette, pancakes and eggs anyway you...More

Thank kazzakanary
JamesCookHotel, Marketing & Communications Executive at Whitby's Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience on TripAdvisor. It's great you enjoyed the selection of dishes served on our buffet at Whitby's Restaurant and we hope you overall had a positive experience in Wellington. Kind regards, The James Cook Hotel...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Everything was great. Enjoyed the food too. Will definitely dine there again. Keep up the good work.

Thank Tabz67
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$60
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 644999500
  • E-mail
This locally adored restaurant invites you to enjoy Wellington from a breathtaking perspective. Ascend to the James Cook Hotel's 17th floor for sweeping views of the city and harbour. Partake in the opulent buffet, with our Chef personally crafting made-to-order dishes on the live cooking station, or choose a selection from the a la carte menu of regional specialities and international fare. To end your evening on a romantic note, visit the Piano Bar for an after-dinner cocktail. Whitby's is also available for private events. Please contact us to discuss arrangements. Opening times:•Breakfast : 06:30 - 10:00 hrs•Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 hrs•Dinner: 17:30 - 22:00 hrs (early-bird: 17:30-19:00)•High Teas: 11:30 - 15:30 hrs•Piano Bar: 10:00 - late High Tea at the James Cook is a Wellington tradition, perfect for get-togethers, showers or unwinding after a day of shopping. Relax and savour a fine selection of teas and coffees, paired with scones and cakes fresh from the hotel bakery, traditional finger sandwiches, petite savouries, desserts and chocolate dipped strawberries.
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