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The White House Restaurant

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Herd Street | Clyde Quay Wharf, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
6443858555
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11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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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
World class seafood restaurant

Excellent service,superb cuisine,very interesting wine list.Probably about $10 to $15 /head above other top class restaurants.Well worth it for the extra.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Duncan M
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

This style of food is amazing but it is but it's now just a relique The cheese on the mouse trap was cool the pot plant of a baby radish with edible dirt flawless mock turtle soup cool soap sorbet so quirky people don't want this everyday so it had to evolve or perish RIP my favourite Restaurant in WGTN

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Excellent service,superb cuisine,very interesting wine list.Probably about $10 to $15 /head above other top class restaurants.Well worth it for the extra.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I was lucky to have had a wonderful dining experience in the original White House. The amazing food was complimented by the atmosphere of the turn of the century house in Oriental Bay area of Wellington. European fine dining at its best. I was Actually there in October of 2013.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Very attractive and almost Scandinavian in deco with lovely wood features and a bit of a buzz. Service great, no complaints at all. Helpful in fitting us in and table was ready earlier than expected. Food was very good in all aspects. Fresh ingredients carefully prepared and presented. The sea food was fabulous. Lovely house made bread to start. Shared... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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
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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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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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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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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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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: 6443858555

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic

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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