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“Food & products were superb!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The White House Restaurant - CLOSED

The White House Restaurant
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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.
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“Food & products were superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

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!

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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Great food, shame about the service”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Jacqui T
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wee gem in a great City”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Thank 0orWullie
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

The White House restaurant ain't cheap but it's extremely good and highly recommended for a special occasion. The wine list is big enough to be interesting but not so big as to be daunting. Front of house, Pete Watson, knows the food and wine inside out and his choice of a side to match my duck and Anna's fish was perfect (Pear, young rocket, roasted hazelnuts and parmesan tossed with aged balsamic and hazelnut oil). Both my cured duck breast, confit of duck leg, orange kumara puree, braised cabbage with ginger, hoisin sauce and mandarin paste and Anna's pan roasted market fish, crown pumpkin risotto, almond cream, Marcona almonds and ink were delightful. The cauliflower soup amuse bouche and bread with home-made butter wiere great added touches. Faultless service and food, and the harbour view is wonderful too. The website has both the menu and winelist online too, which is a nice touch: www.whr.co.nz

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bowering
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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2012

The food is absolutely amazing, but what really makes the difference is the atmoshpere, and an impeccable service. Probably the best in Wellington!

Visited July 2012
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