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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
6:30 AM - 10:00 AMAll hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days 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 1 week 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 2 weeks ago

Breakfast here is one of the attractions of the hotel for us. It is not over the top or pretentious and slightly understated. The food is always fresh, delicious and plentiful with a lovely variety and attentive staff. Lance and Rosie always make our visits...More

Thank Druid34
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Kokes33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 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 12 October 2017

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

Thank Tabz67
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stale bread rolls, water soaked prawns, chewy Mexican beef, not a great selection for children - all too spicy.

Thank sheryln53
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Well worth the trip down! Always a family favourite no hesitation. Delicious food and a wide range of selections

Thank Phoebe J
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went to the Whitby Restaurant for lunch to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary,Staff most helpful and a good selection of tasty food.We thought it was good value for the meal and setting. We were given a lovely,surprise sweet platter congratulating us .Will certainly go...More

Thank farraway0
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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