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1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (40 reviews)
“oysters” (46 reviews)
“seafood stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Whitebait
1. Best in NZ
"This meal was excellent and the best we've had thus far in New Zealand"
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2. Tasting Menu
"tasting menu is a delight and the wine pairing compliments the food"
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3. Consistently Amazing!
"Simply magnificent!"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved it. Food is brilliant, service great. Each dish keeps surpassing the next, surprise. Groovy music, great setting. A must for a Wellington visit.

Thank seebutterfly
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This place is ASTOUNDING! I'd go to Wellington just to eat here. Probably one of the top 3 restaurants I have ever eaten at... Host was so very gracious, food was beyond compare. Wow... just.... Wow!

1  Thank John W
Louise-Director, Owner at Whitebait, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

WOW just love your comments, thank you so much.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Never has my pallette been challenged by so many different & unusual flavours! We both loved it! The dishes looked amazing & were works of art. The food was sensational & the service second to none! Great wine list as well. I would highly recommend...More

Thank Crystalrose54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I arrived at Whitebait early as I was exhausted after spending the day in Wellington. I was warmly welcomed and soon seated with a glass of cold rose. My friend arrived and ordered a nice bottle of NZ Pinot Noir. We chose from the starters,...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today we went to WhiteRabbit At the suggestion of TripAdvisor and ... we had bad experience from the staff. Very bad attention, very aggressive, you are practically being pulled from the restaurant to accommodate one more table. because of these garçons the experience of New...More

1  Thank Kurgu
JBRestaurant-Manager, Manager at Whitebait, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at Whitebait as we work hard to give the best possible service to everyone who dines with us. It is disappointing for us when our guests leave unsatisfied. However, in this case there are some inaccuracies in your...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, you’re on vacation in Wellington, or even just out for a fancy date night, you won’t find a more luxurious place to dine. Or better food. Try the 7 course meal with the wine pairings. It’s absolutely...More

Thank Walden777
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was interesting, the food was served in an imaginative way, but probably not good enough to tempt us to return. The disappointing part had to be the wine - we elected to try the Sauvignon Blanc orange - should this have been cloudy?...More

Thank HandT19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stand out restaurant on the waterfront. Specialist in seafood. Great service. Fabulous food. Faultless

Thank Ionianchick
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I read the other reviews and because of these we decided to have our one and only night in Wellington eating here- I cannot believe we dined at the same place where these reviews critiqued. And now I have a new benchmark of how to...More

2  Thank andone4theroad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went midweek on one of the hottest nights in Wellington! This was our second visit in 2 years, our first had been in the winter. We were able to sit outside until almost 9pm. Thank you for the attentive service. We chose the 3...More

Thank lmnop_12
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Questions & Answers
Marilyn I
17 July 2016|
Response from SuzieLock | Reviewed this property |
Not sure sorry, all depends on where the fireworks are let off from. I would suggest telephoning Whitebait and asking them directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$74
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-385 8555
  • E-mail
Located at Clyde Quay Wharf overlooking the Wellington waterfront, Te Papa and the city skyline Whitebait offers the best of New Zealand's oceans, with Chef James Pask's signature 'Story of our Seas' tasting menu, as well as refined, ingredient focussed fixed price menu options. Alongside the seafood the menu features locally sourced game, lamb and vegetarian dishes.
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