Handpicked by a Wellington Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Wellington Waterfront Restaurants'.

Enjoying a harbour location, Wellington features a number of waterfront restaurants to take in the stunning views.  

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...


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...

The Crab Shack

The Crab Shack is seafood casual dining experience, situated on Queen's Wharf next to Shed 5.  The focus of the menu, as the name suggests, is crab but other seafood delights feature. (a first for Wellington and NZ) is our new restaurant at the southern end of Shed 5 on Queen's Wharf.  The Crab Shack is a coastal/Cape Cod themed casual dining and drinking experience.  Specialisin...


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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

Bin 44 Restaurant and Bar

Vibrant, contemporary bar-restaurant on Wellington's happening Queens Wharf. Casual dining with familiar menu favourites, all served with panache in a welcoming atmosphere. Cocktails and Craft Beers are speciality. The crew at Bin 44 are committed to providing delicious plates of gorgeous-looking food that won't leave a nasty taste in your mouth, or your wallet.  The vibe here is distinctl...

Master Kong

Master Kong is a unique bar and restaurant serving up some seriously kick-ass Asian street food.  The huge selection of delicious dishes are designed for sharing. With a limited-edition handcrafted cocktail list, Master Kong is the perfect spot for date night, work lunch or group celebrations.  Located on the picturesque Wellington Waterfront, the views and vibe are equally as sp...

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