We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Whitby's Restaurant & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
644999500
Website
Today
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

174 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 174: English reviews
Churton Park
Level Contributor
219 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What great value. Prawns ,mussels -salads, freshly cooked fish, pasta ,veggies, beef stew, sushi , soup, pork belly, chicken , beef stir fry,full dessert choices including a very nice bread and butter pudding with custard, cheese board. All that for $24 what great value. Not sure if I would pay full price but we have bean before for the dinner... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cynthia N
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
127 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't speak for lunch or dinner but breakfast certainly had us impressed! There was nothing unaccounted for. The selection was incredible and everything was tasty. Service was fantastic, including a chef who was there waiting to cook your eggs on the spot just as you please. All the food was named and well stocked and pretty good view of... More 

Helpful?
Thank Gemma R
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
186 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had family lunch here. The selection is very good - meat, veges, fruits, cold cuts, cheese and dessert. Very good value for money.

Helpful?
Thank TAROTZAMM
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
281 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a waste of time. We visited Whitby and the food was very ordinary. Given the cost of the buffet I expected much more. We then tried the piano bar. An 80+ year old pianist that did not even look up from the piano was a bad start. Mr manager.. If no one is sitting at the piano.. get a... More 

Helpful?
Thank crocteaser
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I liked the Easter touch on the high tea and the food was really nice. The best part was the staff were fantastic, the lady from Belgium doing the tea today was incredible she was friendly, informative and had great timing so we never felt rushed, the tea selection was a good number of choices and I really enjoyed upgrading... More 

Helpful?
Thank maz123nz
sydney
Level Contributor
92 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nothing spectacular with the food, in fact some of it were bland. Not too many chouces but it is enough to fill the tummy.

Helpful?
Thank momSydney
New Zealand
Level Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a long day in Wellington we didn't have the energy to hunt down a cuisine of our choice and decided to just have dinner at the hotel's restaurant we were staying at. The restaurant being Whitby's at the James Cook Grand Chancellor hotel. To simplify things even further we opted for the buffet rather than the more-than-decent looking ala... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank reno2009
Level Contributor
93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We got a couple of grabone vouchers for buffet lunch. Booking was easy, the staff at the counter was very friendly and patience while I was loading the vouchers from my slow phone. Got seated next to the window which was good. Service from the staff was excellent, they cleared the dishes promptly. I have to say the food variety... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Joyce W
Level Contributor
113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

There is no doubt this place is best in Wellington when it comes to family dinner for the wide choice that the buffet offers takes away any guess work. The food is generally fresh and well presented. We recently went there for the much publicised seafood night and , yes, there were fresh oysters available of which I had plenty!!... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rodney T
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful lunch and with it being a buffet made life really simple. Had with us a 19 year old friend who is flatting in Wellington who made the most of it. Staff were extremely pleasant and our plates were cleared promptly. Lovely sitting at the window on perfect day in Wellington.

Helpful?
Thank Julie A

Travellers who viewed Whitby's Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 
Wellington, Greater Wellington
Wellington, Greater Wellington
 

Been to Whitby's Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 60
Cuisine
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 644999500
Description
This locally adored restaurant invites you to enjoy Wellington from a breathtaking perspective. Ascend to the James Cook Hotel's 17th floor for sweeping views of the city and harbour. Partake in the opulent buffet, with our Chef personally crafting made-to-order dishes on the live cooking station, or choose a selection from the a la carte menu of regional specialities and international fare. To end your evening on a romantic note, visit the Piano Bar for an after-dinner cocktail. Whitby's is also available for private events. Please contact us to discuss arrangements. Opening times:•Breakfast : 06:30 - 10:00 hrs•Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 hrs•Dinner: 17:30 - 22:00 hrs (early-bird: 17:30-19:00)•High Teas: 11:30 - 15:30 hrs•Piano Bar: 10:00 - late High Tea at the James Cook is a Wellington tradition, perfect for get-togethers, showers or unwinding after a day of shopping. Relax and savour a fine selection of teas and coffees, paired with scones and cakes fresh from the hotel bakery, traditional finger sandwiches, petite savouries, desserts and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Whitby's Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?