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1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“snapper” (43 reviews)
“oysters” (47 reviews)
“seafood stew” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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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1 - 10 of 446 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been to Whitebait before it was refurbished and the menu format had been changed. I preferred the original format. There are now only two dining options - a choice of 4 dishes for $98 or the $120 degustation menu. The food was very...More

Thank Heather P
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

I booked this restaurant knowing it was one of Wellington’s better restaurants but not really knowing much about it. The menu is not your typical menu. There is a degustation option or you can create your own menu degustation menu from the options. You can...More

Thank ElizabethDonn
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

An early dinner of the 4 course option was outstanding. A Scandinavian feel to the menu which was innovative and delicious. Secret extra courses surprised. Delightful staff with the right mix of friendliness and expertise

Thank Timww
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were a little disappointed in the ambiance of this restaurant. It felt very clinical and you could easily hear other tables conversations which is a little awkward. The staff were very helpful, however we find it patronising to point at our meal when it...More

2  Thank yummo t
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was absolutely exceptional and exquisite — from the relaxed, comfortable ambience to the wonderful staff and menu. We were served by an American waitress who was faultless. Couldn’t have asked for a better dining experience!

Thank hamishd2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

From a beautiful decor, to wonderful service, to amazing dishes, this is truly and outstanding restaurant! Fine dining, great seafood, and even extras thrown in. Perhaps the best dining experience in our week in New Zealand!

Thank TroyMcVey
Reviewed 24 June 2018

DH and I had been to The White House (it was his "let me take you to a place that will make you say 'wow'!" treat some years ago) and when we heard of Paul Hoather's move to Clyde Quay, we knew we'd have to...More

Thank Aussie_Cygnet
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Whitebait was a second choice because our original was booked out but it turned out to be second to none and I am utterly delighted we could dine there. Beautiful uncluttered dining room with lots of space to enjoy an unhurried dinner and magnificent evening...More

Thank MTAnderson
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times and have never been wowed by it but this latest visit was beyond disappointing. We went shortly after it had reopened after renovations and the first surprise (disappointment) was the menu. You only had two set choices,...More

Thank johnlloydowen
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Attended on a Friday night with great expectations. Menu choice was degustation or 3 Course meal. Only really wanted a starter and main but had to have all three. Entree - No whitebait ... out of season and won’t serve it unless fresh ... ok...More

Thank Parsonsar
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$66
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
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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