A Plate Of Food With A Slice Of Cake On A Table
Breakfast Designed by You
Food On A Table
Lunch + Dinner Buffet
A Person Cooking In A Kitchen Preparing Food
Live Cooking Experience

Whitby’s Restaurant & Bar

A fine selection of Buffet and A la Carte dishes

Be enticed by the aromas of dishes at Whitby's Restaurant & Bar served on the 17th floor of the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor. Our buffet breakfast is the perfect way to start the day, offering an enticing selection of fresh smoothies, pancakes and eggs made before your eyes, plus the classics! Lunch and Dinner feature an array of dishes, alongside Whitby’s famous ‘live cooking’ station. It’s all the energy you’ll need for a day spent exploring everything Wellington has to offer. 

Don't forget to check out Whitby's Daily Specials and upcoming events! 

Daily Specials & Events

If you have a group enquiry please contact us to find out to make a booking.


We want to assure you that the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, and community are of the utmost priority. We are following the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and the New Zealand government and our very own Chancellor Clean programme. 

As we moved to Alert Level 2, buffet service will not be operated. Alternatively, A la carte lunch and dinner menus are available. 

Current hours & operations

*Bookings recommended due to COVID-19 restrictions


  • A la carte Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6.30am - 10.00am | Saturday & Sunday: 7.00am - 10.30am 
  • Buffet Breakfast is not available during Alert Level 2


  • A la carte Lunch: Monday - Sunday, 12.00pm - 2.30pm
  • Buffet lunch is not available during Alert Level 2


  • A la Carte Dinner Monday - Sunday, 5.30pm - 10.00pm
  • Buffet dinner is not available during Alert Level 2 

Book Now

Phone 04 498 9908, email or book online.

Gift vouchers are available for purchase online now! 

Vouchers may be used at either Sojourn Restaurant or Whitby's Restaurant with 6-month validity.

Purchase a Gift Card

Upcoming Events

More Events