Degustation Menu

Enjoy fine dining in Wellington with our exclusive seafood menu de degustation

If you’re wondering where to get a degustation meal in Wellington, look no further.

“A story of our sea” is our 5-course degustation menu, showcasing the best seafood and freshest produce New Zealand has to offer, making Whitebait one of the best seafood restaurants in Wellington. Choose beverage matching for the complete dining experience.

Our set degustation menu is subject to change based on the availability of seasonal ingredients. For an example of the calibre our degustation menu, see below. We cater for special dietary requirements but require 48 hours’ notice.

A story of our seas

Tasting menu $120
beverage match +$70



Raw oyster with rhubarb mignonette & dill
Cloudy Bay clam with spiced clam conserve
Spring pea tart with Persian feta & sea lettuce
Bread selection with cultured butter & seaweed butter


Chatham Islands scampi with Spring herbs & fermented tomato


Mt Cook salmon cured in sauvignon blanc with cultured oyster cream


Leigh long-line snapper with organic leek, bacon dashi & smoked roe


Ruakaka kingfish with barbecued zucchini, nasturtium & macadamia pesto


Coconut sorbet with kawakawa & roasted strawberry


Meyer lemon soufflé with last year’s blueberries

Petit fours


Menu subject to change based on availability.
48 hours prior notice required for dietary restrictions.