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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” (42 reviews)
“oysters” (48 reviews)
“seafood stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM 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 1 week ago

Gorgeous meal from top to bottom - and full of delightful surprises like warm bread with flavoured butters and sweet treats at the end. The 4 course May menu was delicious, nothing disappointed! We especially loved the smoked salmon and the celeriac tart! It is...More

Thank Karen_Van_Arsdale
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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 weeks ago

went looking on trip advisor for good restaurant in wellington for special occasion and booked from Melbourne read all reviews and decided to do wine matched degustation . what a great decision u unusual wines matched perfectly to fantastic meal would go back there any...More

Thank Butch S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My review will be in the context of two middle-class individuals looking for a nice dinner to celebrate recent graduation from college. Looks: The restaurant itself looks very nice, very much adequate table size and seating. The only thing to be weary of is the...More

1  Thank Herbert H
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

If New Zealand had Michelin stars, probably it would be a contender. Only tasting menus are available and the options for each corse are quite limited (3). But they are inventive, well presented and generally delicious, even if sometime one ingredient was too many. The...More

Thank GourmetloverKula
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful meal with bunch of friends. We all had the 4-course option and the amount was just right, and included several unordered but very nice additions - breads to start, potatoes with our mains, and after-dessert macaroons and miniature ice cream cones. The service was...More

Thank Vickskix
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Been wanting to come here ever since it opened and got the chance to go with a work mate. Its a very warm and welcoming dining space, not cramped with lots of space between the tables so you can focus on the food and conversation....More

1  Thank James M
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This was outstanding amazing location service was second to none and food simply sensational I would so come here again and again so proud to have a restaurant of this calibre in welly

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I very much enjoyed dinner at Whitebait. We chose the full tasting menu with wine pairings. The list of items on the menu appeared a bit daunting but the portions of each were reasonably small. The food was almost entirely from the...More

Thank kskCalgary
Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner at Whitebait. Enjoyed the degustation menu with wine pairings. Fantastic food and service.

Thank Matt R
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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$16 - US$69
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Business meetings
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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