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“Very good”

Whitby's Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #294 of 946 Restaurants in Wellington
Price range: $12 - $60
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Buffet, Reservations
Description: This locally adored restaurant invites you to enjoy Wellington from a breathtaking perspective. Ascend to the James Cook Hotel's 17th floor for sweeping views of the city and harbour. Partake in the opulent buffet, with our Chef personally crafting made-to-order dishes on the live cooking station, or choose a selection from the a la carte menu of regional specialities and international fare. To end your evening on a romantic note, visit the Piano Bar for an after-dinner cocktail. Whitby's is also available for private events. Please contact us to discuss arrangements. Opening times:•Breakfast : 06:30 - 10:00 hrs•Lunch: 12:00 - 14:30 hrs•Dinner: 17:30 - 22:00 hrs (early-bird: 17:30-19:00)•High Teas: 11:30 - 15:30 hrs•Piano Bar: 10:00 - late High Tea at the James Cook is a Wellington tradition, perfect for get-togethers, showers or unwinding after a day of shopping. Relax and savour a fine selection of teas and coffees, paired with scones and cakes fresh from the hotel bakery, traditional finger sandwiches, petite savouries, desserts and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Always a very good breakfast in Whitby's restaurant at the James Cook. Highly recommended but note does not open until 6:30 am on weekends (staff are very helpful and accommodating with room service for earlier breakfasts).

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Good atmosphere however for $48 per person I thought bit expensive for what u got.not much variety as b4 maybe cutting cost? Maybe so but business for me is built on reputation.
It was a Sunday nite only a few tables were filled maybe 8 or so not much food as b4 lacking its usual class...however have second thoughts going next time....but a good view was a bonus .staff were friendly and service was good.

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Thank Peter J
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Awesome food, great service, restaurant was packed but they still managed to provide such attention with a smile. Thank you

Thank freetoexplore69
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Reviewed April 4, 2014

Breakfast at Whitby's is a little expensive for value at $26.50 continental-style. The cereal selection was across the room from the fruits, as was the fruit juices. A little unusual, I thought. Ambience was pleasant, although a little sterile I thought...

Thank IcemanSteve
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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Prices on a la carte were more than the masterchef judges restaurants so unwisely went for buffet. Reminded us of our visits to valentines ten years ago.
Not a meat eater, my dining companion told me the meat and the fish were all dried out
I guess it is what it is. As I said it didn't encourage us to ever want to go back nor recommend it

Thank GJacber
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