Restaurants & Bars
Savour the best in downtown dining with a choice of two delightful restaurants at the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor Wellington.
Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar and Sojourn Bar & Café cater to Wellington locals and hotel guests alike with sumptuous buffet cuisine, creative cocktails and our signature Hotel Grand Chancellor High Tea service.
Check out our current events and specials below.
Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar
Opening times: 06:30 - 22:00 hrs
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.
- Breakfast : 06:30 – 10:00 hrs
- Lunch: 12:00 – 14:30 hrs - bookings recommended
- Dinner: 17:30 – 22:00 hrs (early-bird: 17:30-19:00)
- High Teas: 11:00 – 16:00 hrs
- Piano Bar: 10:00 - late
Contact Whitby's Restaurant:
Phone: 04 499 9500
Tea Forte High Tea
Opening times: 11:30 - 15:30
High Tea at the James Cook is a Wellington tradition, perfect for book club get-togethers, showers or unwinding after a day of shopping. Relax and savour a fine selection of Tea Forte teas and premium coffees, paired with cinnamon scones and a variety of cakes fresh from the hotel bakery, lemon ginger roasted chicken and Aoraki smoked salmon sandwiches, chai cream brulee, and chocolate dipped strawberries.
Reservations are required. Please call 04 499 9500 or click here to make your booking today. Please see sample menu below.
Sojourn Café & Bar
Opening times: 06:30 - late
Please note: Sojourn Bar and dining is currently closed for maintenance until further notice. Coffee and counter food is still available from the coffee cart.
For alternative bar and dining, please visit Whitby's Restaurant & Bar on level 17.
Located in the hotel lobby, Sojourn is proof that you don’t have to travel far to find the perfect spot for morning coffee, a casual lunch or cocktails after work. In addition to Piazza D'Oro coffees and a wide selection of New Zealand wines, a comfort food snacking menu is offered throughout the day.
Normal opening times:
- Breakfast: Tuesday - Friday 06:30 -10:30 hrs
- Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 – 14:30 hrs
- Dinner: Monday - Saturday 18:00 – 22:00 hrs
- Bar: Monday - Saturday 06:30 - late
Contact Sojourn Cafe & Bar:
Phone: 04 499 9500
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