Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Enjoy creative New Zealand cuisine 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 apple pie, or doughnut 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 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 - $35
Accepts:   Bay Plaza Hotel Restaurant accepts American Express

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Yum Yum and more Yum!!!!
We dined as a table of 4 and the food was delicious, Lamb shank cooked to perfection with meat falling off the bone and lovely pea and feta salad with creamy mash to go with it, serving size was generous too! Fish of the day was perfectly cooked and so fresh, beautifully presented with saffron butter although needed a little bit more seasoning, easily done with a sprinkle of salt from the table.
We all tried a different desert and the chocolate brownie won hands down with its salted caramel sauce and Ice-Cream.
Agree with other reviews in that this place is underrated and we will definitely be returning for fresh, quality beautifully presented food with attentive staff. Thank you First Table and thank you Bay Plaza Hotel, thoroughly enjoyed my birthday dinner and the wine of the month too a cute 200ml bottle of Italian Prosecco for only $10!

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The Bay Plaza delivered an outstanding meal. My snapper was divine and melted in the mouth, and everyone enjoyed their tasteful dishes so carefully prepared. The wine list was well priced and the service was friendly and charming. We will definitely be back! So glad to have experienced the Bay Plaza Hotel Restaurant and delighted it has joined First Table. Thank you.

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We would highly recommend Bay Plaza, the food was just right, well cooked and presented. The staff were friendly, a lovely dining experience

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Lovely dinner meal served by a very attentive waitress. We will be back. Great onsite parking as well. A very enjoyable outing

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Great food! Compliments to the chef.

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Margaret Alexander

First time to Bay Plaza and won't be the last! We will definitely be back! Food was devine, from starters to desert. Service exceptional, all staff very friendly. Thanks.

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Nice food, competently cooked with generous portions. Friendly efficient service. A good place for a meal before or after catching a film at the Embassy.

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JoJo Sexton

food and service is great! nice ambience. highly recommended

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Excellent food and service - odd location as expected harbour views as noted on the menus, turns out they are only the rooms that have views - strange choice......could not fault food or service, was great!

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Food was great . Atmosphere ok . Maybe some background music would have helped as we could hear just about every conversation in the restaurant as if we were part of it .

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Toni Caldwell

Great service, great food, but the restaurant lacks atmosphere.

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Emily Nelson

Absolutely impeccable food and service! Both the steak and lamb were cooked to perfection and super tasty and all vegetables were fresh and delicious. Kids were made comfortable with colouring in, thoroughly enjoyed by all

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Shirley Bird

Loved the food, service was fantastic and nice atmosphere. Would recommend

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Very nice evening. Food was good with big portions, even the kids meals

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Had a very enjoyable night out at the Bay Plaza Hotel last night. Food was great and service friendly - would definitely visit again

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We had a lovely experience, the food was excellent, 3 of us all ordered something different and the meals were all delicious. The desserts were very good too. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. We will go again thank you

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Had a lovely family dinner. Food was delicious and servings were very generous. I had ravioli, hubby had lamb curry and my girls had fish and chips and chicken salad. For dessert I had apple pie with gingernut ice cream and rhubarb - amazing! And my teenagers had donuts and chocolate torte. Service was great - will def go back soon.

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Decided to go to this restaurant after reading the great reviews. Had dinner on Sunday. For starters we had the Kumara chips & garlic bread they were fantastic!! The restaurant wasn’t busy when we arrived I felt we did wait a while for our food. For mains we ordered the steak, fish & the lamb shank. The lamb shank was our favourite the meat was melt in your mouth worked really well with the jus & greens with mash

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Angela Marsden

This was our second visit here using First Table. At weekends the booking time is 645pm which suited us. The staff members are pleasant, the food is delicious, the service is prompt. Best of all, it is quiet, even on a Saturday night. The room is large and attractive, there were only two other tables in use, so we were able to have a conversation without any difficulty. Thankfully the TV was in a separate area, far enough away to not be a distraction. ( the Rugby was on, and the Hurricanes won.) Recommended.

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Mohammad Nusheh

Food was prepared super fast, no long waiting and great service from lovely staff

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Really good.
Staff were friendly.

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Fololina Kailea

First time to book through first table and it was amazing food was delicious and the service was lovely

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Great meal at the Bay Plaza Hotel restaurant last night. Catered well for our vegetarian family member and the portion sizes were generous. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. The best part is the price with the first table deal, I won't be renewing my loyalty dining card this year.

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Enrico Dorigo

Great food and service, desserts were fantastic

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The food was delicious and the service was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

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Kaki-Tracey Waenga

Great tasting food. Quantity was generous. We would definitely visit again.

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Nikolah Pearce

Food was lovely - very good garlic bread for how cheap it was! I had the steak and apple pie for desert, my partner had the chicken and Asian slaw sub, with chocolate donut sundae. The steak was beautiful, all portions were huge. The sub was a little disappointing but the Kumara fries made up for it. Service was adequate - a little red wine was spilled on the table but not cleaned up (we had to use our service tree). Atmosphere was very quiet but lovely.

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Jade Cocurullo

Great service. Meal portions were large and the food was tasty

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Pleasant dining environment with great food, generous portions and good service. Thank you

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Nice place, excellent service and tasty food. Only thing that I´d improve beer quality, guinness tasted weird.

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John Blaikie

What a great experience - From the Tomato Soup starter to the Fish and Chips or Chicken Salad they were fantastic and topped off with two amazing deserts. The staff were helpful and attentive but were not always in your face just caring. happy to recommend and we'll definitely be back.

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Bri Tta

Service was very attentive. Awesome!
Food was good.

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The food was well prepared and the service attentive. We like this restaurant because it is relaxed and carpeted so you can have a good conversation without too much noise around you.

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Bill-Gaye Carroll

The food was fantastic!
Very pleasant staff too.

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We love this place! Fantastic family dining, friendly staff and a great menu with something for everyone. We keep coming back and back. Thanks Bay Plaza Hotel.

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Niall Quinn

Food was great ! As was the service. Staff were more than helpful

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Top notch. Great portion sizes, excellent service, and yummy food. Will definitely be back again.

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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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Louise Cuttance

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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