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1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“oysters” (43 reviews)
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Seafood, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Clyde Quay Wharf | Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined here on our last night in Wellington and were not disappointed. The decor draws you in to the underwater world it serves with subtle shapes that reflect the flavours on the menu. We could not resist the degustation with matching wines. Not big...More

Thank atripaway
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!

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Louise-Director, Owner at Whitebait, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

WOW just love your comments, thank you so much.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really looking forward to eating here. The food was superb but the whole evening was ruined by having to wait well over an hour for the main course. Perhaps as it was a Monday evening they were short of staff.

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place for that special occasion. Although parking during the day would be awkward the challenge would still be worth it. We were celebrating a special occasion, although I didn't mention this to the restaurant, and the service, delivery and food made the evening...More

Thank 710grahama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a superb meal at Whitebait in Wellington on a beautiful Sunday evening. You can enjoy a tasting menu or order traditionally with entrees and mains. The wine list is excellent with plenty of craft beers. The service was good with a little bit...More

Thank jdsamsara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is fantastic, with views of the bay. Decoration is beautiful. The waitresses are very nice, polite and helpful (specially Rebecca)! Oysters were amazing, very fresh. All of the food was delicious. Very good wine list.

Thank Natalia N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business dinner at Whitebait with some colleagues. To say I was pleasantly surprised would be an understatement. It wasn’t like I was expecting a poor meal but I certainly wasn’t expecting a meal that would knock my socks off. I had the fruit...More

Thank klkh2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a "walk in" and were very lucky to get a table in a very busy resturant. Table staff were terrific. The seafood tasting menu that we had was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed each of the eight dishes. At $110 we thought it...More

Thank gilby190754
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was one of those nights when they just couldn’t get the service right! I went with my husband to celebrate his birthday - our lovely daughter had given us a voucher but oh dear the service let them down. We just seemed to have...More

Thank Hilary51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

very interesting seafood selection. Oysters, scallops, and Kahawai starting the menu. 2nd course of Cloudy Bay Storm clam with a bacon bone broth, very tasty. 3rd course Wild Kingfish crisp, (is there tame Kingfish?) again excellent. 4th course West Coast Whitebait Tarte (very very rich,...More

Thank Ian-R-Bray-JP
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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$68
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
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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Located at Clyde Quay Wharf overlooking the Wellington waterfront, Te Papa and the city skyline Whitebait is the brainchild of owner, Paul Hoather. Whitebait focuses on showcasing local seafood in it's purest and simplest form. Alongside the seafood the menu features locally sourced game, lamb and vegetarian dishes. The kitchen makes their own ricotta, pasta and bread using local artesian water.
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