Degustation Menu

Enjoy fine dining in Wellington with our exclusive seafood degustation menu

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

“A story of our seas” is our chef’s 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 of our degustation menu, see below. We cater for special dietary requirements but require 48 hours’ notice.

A story of our seas

Tasting menu $120 per person
beverage match +$70 per person


Raw oyster with rhubarb mignonette & dill
Cloudy Bay clam with spiced clam conserve
Snapper croquette with yoghurt tartare

Bread selection with cultured butter & seaweed butter


Smoked kahawai with green strawberry, yuzu kosho & gooseberry


Rock lobster with Spring herbs & fermented tomato


Flounder on-the-bone with hazelnut, chilli & mandarin butter


Gisborne John Dory with Cloudy Bay clam, roe & flat mushroom


Kawakawa sorbet with strawberries


Raspberries with Champagne, meringue & rose

Petit fours

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