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“Amazing food with a beautiful view” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The White House Restaurant

The White House Restaurant
232 Oriental Parade, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4-385 8555
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Ranked #3 of 635 restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $30 - $128
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: 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
Singapore, Singapore
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Amazing food with a beautiful view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Can't say enough great things about the food. Had two amazing wines by the glass - a pinot noir and chardonnay. If whitebait is in season, it's a must-try. The amuse bouche was also a nice surprise. In a city full of incredible restaurants, I can see why the White House is rated at the top.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Fine Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Amazing food, but the price to go with it also. I would eat here again, but its not for the every day family budget.

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“Food & products were superb!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

The food was very imaginative with fresh local seafood; this restaurant made us felt at home plus it has have one of the best views of wellington bay. Also the service was so personalized that even the chef-owner come to your table!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, shame about the service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

The service fell well short of the food quality. Disappointing and won't tempt me back. I can get food of the same quality elsewhere, for less $, with far superior service.

Visited August 2012
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“A wee gem in a great City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I flew 12,000 miles to Wellington on business and met a fellow Scotsman behind the bar at this fantastic wee place in a wonderful and friendly city. Great staff, food and service. I will be back, and I highly recommend it for special occasions and business meetings.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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