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The White House Restaurant

232 Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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Ranked #4 of 645 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $128
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Welcome to the White House. With stunning views over Oriental Bay, and across Wellington Harbour - The White House Restaurant is the ultimate in elegant fine dining with a deep regard for local ingredients.Not many restaurants can boast 21 years operation - and The White House Restaurant has consistently been one of the top ranking restaurants in town. Most recently The White House was been awarded winner of Wellington on a Plate, silver medal in NZ Dine Out People's Choice Awards 2012, 2013 and was a finalist in Cuisine Restaurant of the Year 2012.Hours: Dinner - Tuesday - Sunday from 5.30Pm. Sunday BYO $10 corkage. Lunch by appointment
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Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
50 reviews 50 reviews
31 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
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34 reviews 34 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Wow, this is the best restaurant Wellington has to offer. It's certainly the best food I've ever had but of course that comes with a heavy price tag. We ate here for a special occasion and it really was a wonderful evening. The food was very tasty and presentation was amazing. Our waitress was very professional and really knew her... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner at the White House our first night in Wellington. It was a gorgeous opportunity to view the city at night (the restaurant is located in Oriental Bay so you look back at the city arcing around the coastline and marina). The meal was delicious and waitering staff friendly.

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Address: 232 Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4-385 8555
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Average Prices: USD 30 - 128

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