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The White House Restaurant

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Herd Street | Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
(04) 385 8555
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Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: This is an exciting and stylish new restaurant led by well-known and...
This is an exciting and stylish new restaurant led by well-known and award-winning Chef, Paul Hoather. The impeccable style of this stunning restaurant showcases the menu which is the very best and the freshest seafood and local produce. It's Chef Paul's creativity, his unparalleled experience, and his passion for exceptionally fine food that make every meal an experience par excellence.
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Private Dining

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  • 181
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Atmosphere not as good as old White House but food is

We loved the old Whitehouse it had amazing views and terrific atmosphere so we were very disapdisapointed when we walked into the new White Bait. I told my wife that I did not think we would be back. The food however was extraordinary. Try the white bait with potatoes. Also the bread which is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
nzcharles
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Kamas, Utah
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kamas, Utah
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We loved the old Whitehouse it had amazing views and terrific atmosphere so we were very disapdisapointed when we walked into the new White Bait. I told my wife that I did not think we would be back. The food however was extraordinary. Try the white bait with potatoes. Also the bread which is often lacking in Wellington restaurants was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Loved this place when visited about a year ago- but when we went to go back we learnt that it is now closed and they have opened something new down the road. Im sure that it will be equally as good- but the whitehouse itself is no more!

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Well The White House has now closed its doors and opened at another Oriental parade location in a different guise. We were grateful to be able to experience the fine cuisine one more time, and we will book for the new restaurant when it has time to settle into its new concept with expectations. Naturally, we had the Menu of... More 

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Notts
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Excellent meal and glad we got the opportunity to eat there before it closes. The service was attentive and the food was delicious, well complemented by an excellent bottle of wine. The belly pork and steak were perfectly cooked as was the duck, and the serving staff were very good at adapting things for our food allergies. Gluten free bread... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Maybe it was because we had such high expectations, but we were seriously underwhelmed by the whole experience. The upstairs dining room where we were seated had lovely views of the Wellington waterfront but the decor felt very like a hotel breakfast room (although it seemed nicer downstairs). Although we were greeted warmly and enthusiastically, this did not follow through... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The White House is relocating from Oriental Bay to the nearby wharf and will be repositioned as a more bistro-orientated restaurant. We first started going here when it opened 20 years ago and it has always been a special treat fine dining experience. We will miss this. At our last visit enjoyed the memory lane degustation meal with wines ($165... More 

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Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Visited for a work function. Were put in a private room which we appreciated. The staff were polite, knowledgeable and very attentive. I really appreciated the pre-warning that a certain wine was low in the cellar and the alternative wine selections offered. The food was gorgeous - set menu and catered for GF and Vegetarian. I expect his would be... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is a 5 star restaurant that is closing because the Chef/Owner is opening another establishment in the Clyde Quay Apartments at Chaffers Marina, in Wellington, NZ. The new restaurant will be a bit down-market to cater for the falling interest in expensive, fine dining restaurants. The quality of the cooking, presentation, service and quality of fittings etc., are all... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been here twice in the last month, and what a treat it has been. The first was for a quiet family dinner on a weeknight, the next a more rowdy affair on a Friday night with a friend. The White House delivered an exceptional night on both occasions. Each time the waiting staff timed their appearances perfectly and were... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Awesome food and great service, spent $250 however it was worth the experience! It was a great night for my partner and I

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Herd Street | Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: (04) 385 8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 128

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

This is an exciting and stylish new restaurant led by well-known and award-winning Chef, Paul Hoather. The impeccable style of this stunning restaurant showcases the menu which is the very best and the freshest seafood and local produce. It's Chef Paul's creativity, his unparalleled experience, and his passion for exceptionally fine food that make every meal an experience par excellence.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?