Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Wellington Restaurants With A View'.

Wellington enjoys a beautiful harbour setting and what better way to enjoy than during a night out. We've put a list together of our favourite restaurants that offer fantastic views.

Hippopotamus Restaurant and Cocktail Bar

Exquisite fine dining opposite Wellington Harbour in this third floor restaurant inside the QT Hotel (formally Museum Art Hotel). Stunning, ornate decor, five-star service and food that looks far too good to eat. With its flamboyant Parisian chic design, marine views, large tables and high-class ambience, Hippopotamus is one of Wellington's most sought-after places to eat. The restaurant off...


Foxglove Bar & Kitchen is a large and spacious bar and restaurant  that overlooks the harbour on Wellington's waterfront.   The ground floor restaurant enjoys expansive views of the harbour and seats up to 40 guests. For larger groups, a table of 14 can be seated on the banquet table. There is also the option of hosting groups and events with a set menu (up to 34 people) in the up...

Dockside Restaurant and Bar

Dockside Restaurant & Bar offers a unique contrast of old and new in a historic building with a contemporary feel. As one might expect with a prime waterfront location, in the heart of Queens Wharf, the theme strongly hints at maritime and seafood has pride of place on the menu.  The outdoor dining area is one of the largest over water in the southern hemisphere.  Sitting on the d...

Shed 5 Restaurant and Bar

Renowned seafood restaurant on Queens Wharf, you can feel the history as you dine in this old warehouse. Shed 5 also has an outdoor terrace for when the weather's nice, so it's very popular in summer. The interior really showcases the maritime heritage of the area, but don't expect run-of-the-mill fish and chips here - this is proper gourmet stuff. Fresh from the market that morning, they'll ru...

Coene's Bar and Eatery

Coene's enjoys the best view in Wellingtion with a stunning view of the harbour. The menu focuses on sharing style dishes using fresh, local and seasonal ingredients combined with a full range of local craft and mainstream beers and wines. Whether it's weekend brunch outside on the deck or a reason to celebrate, Coene's is the perfect setting for your dining experience. Share the food, share...


Discover one of Wellington’s finest restaurants with the award winning One80° Restaurant and Lounge Bar.  Located on the seventh floor in the Copthorne Hotel Wellington Oriental Bay, the restaurant serves culinary delights and showcasing extraordinary views. The restaurant boasts stunning views across Oriental Bay and the menu includes fine dining dishes made from local seasonal produce...

Flamingo Joe's

Flamingo Joe’s is your go-to place for fresh, wholesome food and delicious tiki cocktails. Sitauted on Waterloo Quay, it's the ideal spot close to the railway station, Parliament and the waterfront. Whether you’re wanting to claim a dish for yourself or share with a big group,  we have it.   We've a wide range of options that can meet any dietary requirement, along with a ded...

Beach Babylon

Beach Babylon is funky café in Wellington's popular Oriental Bay, where diners can enjoy coffee, beer, cocktails and food in a retro setting. The café and restaurant is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner seven days a week and offers inside and outside dining options. As well as traditional menu choices, Beach Babylon offers a fondue menu from 4pm with savoury flavours such as three cheese ...

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