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1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (44 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“seafood stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We tried to get a table at the last minute. Rebecca kept us up to date with calls during the evening and then squeezed us in at bar overlooking chefs station. We had the 4 courses menu and could not fault it. The presentation, taste...More

Thank nicnz2711
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whitebait is located on Clyde Quay with great views across the marina to the city behind. The restaurant has relaxing ambiance and feels spacious. We had ordered the degustation menu and our whole experience felt very special. We were greeted at the door, and our...More

Thank 405Sally
Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us ate a degustation of eight ‘waves’ of food and felt pleasantly full at the end of our three-hour evening. The blend of flavours, textures, and visual presentation including decoration and earthenware crockery was outstanding and thematically consistent. Clams served in Tuatua...More

Thank Kateballoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful experience we had! The service, the ambiance, the setting, the selection of beautiful prepared and presented food (particular the seafood), the wine list.... there was nothing we would have changed. Not only was it a first class experience, the waiting staff demonstrated...More

Thank Roam24410991962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one night in Wellington, so dinner needed to be the best - and this was. Faultless cooking, every course was off-the-charts delicious. Service was very good. Can’t really understand why the place wasn’t full, it deserves to be! Perhaps a slight dial...More

Thank MsMartini
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently had the degustation menu at Whitebait as a special birthday/anniversary dinner. Having not been before and seeing recent reviews decided it was the right place for that special evening. Unfortunately we came away a little disappointed. To be described as Wellington’s premiere seafood...More

Thank m0ld0n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best degustation dinners we've ever had and fabulous service. Definitely a place for that really special occasion.

Thank Companion338096
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We went back a second time after dining here two years ago when we had a superb meal. This time was not nearly as good and my friend had the monkfish (tail) which was tasteless and there was very little flesh on this, the Trevally...More

Thank andysuebolton
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were walking around de the waterfront of Wellington and in a wharf we found a restaurant with some special charming we felt. So we search internet information and every time we were more interested in try it. Whitebait is not an appropriate name that...More

Thank Felix P
Reviewed 20 September 2018

We had the supper club menu and were delighted with the sprinkling of taste surprises in each of the five courses. An orchestra of flavours with rich chords to it! To complement each course our waitress was very helpful in describing elements and ways of...More

Thank 2kiwis_11
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$68
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
View, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 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
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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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