Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Enjoy creative New Zealand cuisine and harbourside views from the Bay Plaza Hotel restaurant, found in the heart of Wellington.

Their innovative menu showcases some of the best, market-fresh produce of New Zealand, and is designed to cater for both gluten-free and vegetarian diets. Enjoy sophisticated mains from their Smart Menu, like the grilled sirloin steak served with a creamy potato gratin, or opt for something more casual, such as the slow braised curried lamb with rice, roti, coriander
& coconut yoghurt . Save room for dessert though! Their Sweet Menu offers a scrumptious array of treats, like the Eton mess, or churro sundae.
As well as delicious fare, Bay Plaza Hotel restaurant also boasts an impressive wine list of award-winning local wines, like the Dusky Sounds Sauvignon Blanc from the Waipara region. Relax and enjoy the stunning views of Wellington Harbour at this elegant eatery, located on Oriental Parade in the Bay Plaza Hotel.

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Bay Plaza Hotel Restaurant
40 Oriental Parade
Wellington 6011

Open Hours:
Everyday

Breakfast: 6.30am - 10am
Dinner: 6pm - 10pm

Phone: 04 385 7799
Website: www.bayplaza.co.nz/restaurant-and-bar

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Bay Plaza Hotel Restaurant
Location: City Centre
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $30

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Neill Grant

Great service. Wide selection of food options. Fair pricing.

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Stephanie Bowden

Thankyou so much, we really enjoyed our meals. The service was lovely. Kids were spoilt with there huge deserts, our meals were delicious and generous portions. Will definitely come for another meal next time we are in Wellington.

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Angela Marsden

The restaurant is on the first floor of the hotel. We had managed to get a free park right outside! We sat by the window overlooking the street, plent of action down there but the traffic noise was almost inaudible from the restaurant.
We started with cocktails and these were well made. (Hubby is a bit of a connoisseur of Long Island Iced Teas. He said it was good)
We ordered entrees, he had garlic bread, i had an Asian salad which filled the whole plate and had a delicious ginger and lime dressing.
Our main courses were chicken breast and pan fried fish. These were delicious. The flavours and textures of the chicken dish were sublime.
Portion sizes were generous. Our only gripe would be that the fries my husband ordered appeared to have come from the freezer. (Crinkle cut). We would expect homemade fries at a restaurant of this calibre.
We skipped dessert as it was a cold night but there were no hot desserts on offer. The coffee was good.
Very friendly staff, good ambience, quick service, tasty food. Recommended.

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Its was our first date night in Wgtn since moving back 2 months ago. Weve used First Table in Akld but our first time in Wgtn and the Bay Plaza was a great choice.

We chose them because of the previous reviews on your website and werent disappointed.

We had a lovely table by the window and our waiters Elyssa (sorry if spelt wrong) and Page were both very accomodating and their service was great.
The food was also excellent, we started with spicy Tomato Soup and Lamb meatball/greek salad entree, I had the pork dish and my husband the lamb curry for main followed by cheesecake and brownie to finish. Each course was beautifully cooked and tasty. The proportion sizes were generous.
We would highly recommend Bay Plaza for dinner and definitely be coming back.
Thanks for a great evening.

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Marilyn Pierson

Another lovely meal here. It was a very quiet night with Cuba dupa going on in town but the service was top notch and meals superb!

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Bruce Morrell

The food was perfect! I had the chicken which was moist and amazing! My partner had the fish which she thoroughly enjoyed!
I’m a kumara fanatic and got a bowl of chips Andy can say they were the best kumara chips I’ve ever had!
Although the starters and mains had filled us up we just had to give the desserts a go! They were also amazing and were well sized.
The service was the best part of the night, the young man and woman were amazing! Very attentive to detail and always around when needed!
Highly recommend!

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Dave Drollet

We use first table often, for the hotel restaurants we find that they can be quite average normally or even less then average. This was not the case with Bay Plaza Hotel, the food was above average the fish meal is great, the pork meal is nutritious and the churros and peanut brownie deserts are great, over all a great experience.

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My husband and I had a wonderful evening. Excellent service partnered with really good food.

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Sharon Fisher

3/4 food was great curry was dry with no sauce fish chicken and steak meals all good. Unfortunately 3/4 wines not available on a Saturday night which was disappointing

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Bill-Gaye Carroll

Fantastic meals,very well presented.Friendly staff,all in all a great dining experience.We will return.

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Very good food, great service.

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We both very much enjoyed the lovely food & service at the restaurant in the Bay Plaza Hotel.....200% better than the "acoustics" in our room! Would thoroughly recommend the restaurant!

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Nik Bradley

Everyone loved their meals - especially desserts

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Lee-Ann VanderLoo

Good variety food, nice presented and tasty. staff very friendly. Would recommend

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The staff were lovey and the service was great too. The steaks should of been medium rare but were a little over. My friends pork loin was tasty but had a whacking bone in it and she couldn't get to the meat, we were expecting loin off the bone, my fish and chips was good. It was nice and clean and as said staff were lovely. I felt the tables felt a bit like a canteen and just big enough

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Jodi Caughley

Had a fabulous dinner at the Bay Plaza Hotel. Great service, good food and a lovely atmosphere. Excellent value for money.

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From stater to dessert the look and taste of the food was fabulous! I was in need of something that was fresh, wholesome and real!
Deliciously crisp Greek salad, followed by the most devine Gurnard fish dish I have ever had!
I don’t normally have desserts but opted to the cheesecake which finished the meal off nicely.

This was a meal I will remember for a long time and will most definitely return next time I’m in Wellington. Compliments to the Chef!

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Isaac Romano

Food were great and staffs were very attentive and friendly. We just felt that the menu was too simple and the choices are too limited. Love the raspberry cheesecake.

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Sheryl Povey

Pleasant

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Ian Gibson

very nice

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Donna Bullock

Great experience, lovely food and our newly trained waitress was very friendly and efficient.

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Zamm Zamudio

Best fish dish my husband and I have tasted in Wellington. The salad and dessert were delicious too! We'd gladly eat hear again. The staff were attentive and did a great job. Kudos to whoever is in the kitchen concocting these mouth-watering meals. Highly recommended! ❤️

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The food was beautiful as was the service, will definately be going back.

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Good food

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India Rose Skilton Loveday

Our waiter made us very welcome, we loved the food and atmosphere!

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Amazing food, fantastic atmosphere and views. So glad we chose to dine here! The staff were wonderful and the service was probably the best I've received at a restaurant. We will definitely be coming back and will be recommending Bay Plaza to everyone.

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Jasim Saeed

will surely recommend and had a great time there.

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Very enjoyable. Restaurant wasn't busy. The waitress was excellent, she knew her job and was very helpful.
The steak meal we had was perfect and cooked to order.

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Thomas Campbell

portions were very generous and food was delicious . Yum garlic bread sweet potato fries to start...we both had lamb curry the lamb was super tender with roti rice and fresh salad ...will definitely go back and try their other dishes

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We had a lovely time at the Bay Plaza Hotel restaurant. I just rang a few hours earlier to set up a surprise dessert for dad’s birthday and they did not disappoint. The staff were always on hand to see to our needs. The food was yum! Even my 7 year old daughter thought so too. Overall, an awesome dining experience. Will definitely dine here again.

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Alan Collins

We were genuinely pleased with our dining expreience at Bay Plaza. You are never sure what to expect at a hotel restaurant but this place has quality food and service. The meals are well portioned and there is good variety. But being on level one is doesn't match 180 at the Copthorne for views of Wellington and harbour though.

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Glenn Caulfield

Hotel restaurants can be a bit hit and miss. They tend to be at the upper end of the price scale without the food and/or service justifying the cost. The prices at Bay Plaza were refreshingly moderate and the food was excellent along with being a good portion size. Wine list was pretty good - they were out of the wine I ordered but suggested a replacement that really hit the spot.

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Great value for money. Food was well presented and good quality. Table staff were very nice and helpful. Would dine again.

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Lynette Maunsell

This restaurant has a lot of potential, our meals were good and dessert’s were divine, we would defiantly recommend to others

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Fabulous meal and very good service thoroughly enjoyed our evening in Wellington

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Pam Potter

Lovely evening inside not so good outside.. The staff and the evening meal made up for the poor weather conditions. Steak cooked perfectly.

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Carolynne Riley

Bright, open feeling restaurant. Great food. Excellent service and friendly, helpful staff.

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Great service, great food, all round good experience

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Kisha Laven

Was a quiet and relaxing experiance. All our dining needs were attended too with bright and bubbly staff. Food was delicious.

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The food was exceptional and the service was attentive and polite. What a shame there weren't more patrons.

R Young

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We had a lovely evening. Good food and excellent service, without being intrusive. We started with crispy garlic bread and it was lovely. The fish of the day was Gurnard and it was fresh and cooked perfectly. The chicken was also tastefully done and presented.

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Adele Mergnat Thomas Allen

We really had a great time at Bay Plaza Restaurant.
The food was delicious.

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Well worth a visit. Food excellent. Room a bit echoey

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Neda Adap

I had my post birthday celebration yesterday..The food was awesome!As well as the service.I love the tomato soup and husband did too,considering he is not a fan of tomato soup.And as a special treat,mu dessert had a candle on it,which is fantastic!

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Angus Dunn

Average food, great service.

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Stephen Parkin

Awesome food and excellent service even though they forgot one of the mains - was not an issue and gave us free drinks to apologise for the error/wait, but this turned up within a few minutes. Food was tasty and filling and despite being busy with a large group, food came out in a timely manner.

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Sammy Henderson

My boyfriend and I live up the street from Bay Plaza Hotel so walk past at least 4 times a day. I was searching on First Table for the perfect date night option and so of course Bay Plaza Hotel, with its close proximity to our house(and the city center) and its glorious sunny restaurant, was my first choice. The food was absolutely delicious and came in very generous portions. The staff were friendly and attentive and even let us swap out vanilla ice cream for hokey pokey! My favourite! My boyfriend reckons the Bay Plaza Hotel will be our new regular, and I agree! This was both of our first time using First Table and I can now say we are hooked. Thank you Bay Plaza Hotel for a delightful night out.

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Food was excellent. We shared the meals we ordered as a family, and so we were able to taste each of our orders. The chicken was soft and moist; the lamb was juicy and cooked well; the steak was excellent. The service was fantastic too. Can't find any fault! It was our first time to dine here, and we were delighted with the dinner we had at the hotel!

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tania simpson

Was very impressed with the service and the food was surperb aswell.

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Very good service, nice meal and a pleasant environment.

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