The Lobby Lounge - InterContinental Wellington

4.4
126 reviews
$31 to $50
International
Experience the comfort of The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Wellington. With its urbane atmosphere, The Lobby Lounge provides the perfect opportunity to unwind during the day with an extensive range of teas, coffee, and all day light meals. In the evening The Lobby Lounge sparkles when it transforms into a bar providing an extensive array of wines and cocktails. The Lobby Lounge, bringing together the day-to-day pleasure of a Capital hotel and the special intimate moments.
What 126 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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Steve
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here on 3 previous occasions. The best high teas we have had anywhere.

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KatieL
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

By far the best high tea in Wellington! highly recommend.

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AudreyT
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the best high tea so far!! It exceeded our expectations and the service was first class. I will be going again!!

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cathn
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We enjoyed our high tea experience. Our grndchildren were with us and they loved the sweet part of the treats.

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ELAF00d
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

A great selection of sweet and savoury morsels. An extensive choice of teas to accompany the delicious food.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience. We surprised my mum to a birthday high tea. Staff were attentive, food was delicious and they even wrote happy birthday in chocolate on her plate !

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to go for a treat! Food was delicious and plenty of it.
Great service too!

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AngeN
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was amazing and presented beautifully. Atmosphere was great. It was the best way to spend a Friday afternoon. WIll definately be back!

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LynM
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food. Would thoroughly recommend to everyone!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic high tea, Lovely staff, great food and great tea selection

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WynC
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Very pleasant time with plenty of food and choice.

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HellC
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely High Tea with some delicious flavours to experience.

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MandyY
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

High tea was perfect. Delicious food deliciously presented with beautiful china and exceptional service.

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FloydE
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dad was keen for High Tea for Father's Day. My research indicated that the Intercontinental Hotel offering was the best in Wellington. I could see why -- the staff were warm, friendly, and attentive. The food was incredible. Each element was carefully crafted with love, with each bite a taste sensation. The bottomless barista-made coffee and fine tea selection was the cherry on the exquisite cake. I would highly recommend booking High Tea at the Intercontinental Hotel for your next special outing.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The high tea experience was amazing, food was delicious and the service attentive and high quality.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

We love high tea and decided to celebrate our mother’s 74th with Intercontinental Wellington. The service was fabulous and the wait staff very attentive. Unfortunately the food was quite a let down. The savoury food was exceptional in flavour, however there was not enough. There was way too much sweet food; two tiers. There were seven of us and all said there was too much sweet, which not most was. It eaten. We noticed other tables too had left quite a lot of the sweet food; but all the savoury were gone. A better option is to have a tier of hot savoury, a tier of cold savoury and a tier of sweets. This would be a great balance.

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KymA
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and beautiful food. Great value. Thoroughly recommend.

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juliem
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely place to meet friends and enjoy awesome high tea! Will be back to enjoy again!

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FionaD
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The high tea was lovely but very sweet , would come again

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RaewynW
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The high tea was wonderful. Service was friendly and the table setting was beautiful. The only suggestion I would make is a few less sweet items, replacng them with savoury treats.

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GregM
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall1Food4Service4Ambience4

Booked a high tea online for a 50th birthday celebration - first time ever at a high tea - and were told on arrival we could not be catered for. Post-COVID online booking wasn’t lining up with real world. We were utterly disappointed. To top it off I had a glass of wine knocked over me as some food was placed on the table!
Now, to be fair - the staff owned the problem and were very apologetic and generous in making up for it.
Still, didn’t get the experience of what we were looking forward to on the day,

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KamillaC
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time we have had a special high tea at the Intercontinental Wellington and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

After checking reviews of a variety of Afternoon Teas in Wellington, we picked The Lobby Lounge for my Birthday Afternoon Tea. We were not disappointed; the quality and quantity of the food was outstanding!
The only negative (possibly) was the table was almost too small to hold everything, so it felt a bit cramped at times!
The lobby location was a great place to people watch; airline crew, a bride and her father and a coach tour.
We were well attended too, and once we had eaten all that we could, we were not pressured in to leaving (unlike at other establishments), so we were free to soak up the atmosphere.
We will definitely be back, even if it’s just for a drink/snack and people watching rather than Afternoon Tea, though we’ll be back for that too!
Have been raving about the food and service to everyone who has asked what I did for my Birthday.

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Andi
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent high tea location. Lots of sweets and you can take home any leftovers. Good for kids too.

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BrendaB
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was lovely with a great mix of sweet and savoury and there was so much food too!

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JAYNEA
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic High Tea, lots of beautiful savoury and sweet treats. Excellent service our waitress was so polite and helpful as well as friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. Great relaxing space with know one rushing you. Would recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food that was more than anyone could get through so take home for later. Friendly and attentive staff.

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Leon
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The service, tea and quality of the food is worth a mention. Though the food was great, a little more savoury would have been nice as we both suffered from a bit of a sugar high towards the end of the afternoon. High tea at the InterContinental definitely deserves my recommendation.

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NicoleB
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food! Nice ambiance, not to loud or anything and friendly staff

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SophieB
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an amazing experience and amazing food and service, my friends and I have posted on facebook and have loved everything about it. Thank you so much and Merry Christmas

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Amazing value and the food was so delicious. I have been to quite a few high teas and food wise this was at the top. Only thing that stopped five stars was that we weren't checked on for quite some time, and I had to really sought out a waiter to get some more tea.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great High Tea, have been once before so that is why we returned.
Thoroughly enjoyable time.

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DaveW
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well set up and pleasant settings , no rush to leave .

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JoeF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and so much we couldn't eat it all! Lovely service. Will go again.

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samanthad
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were really well looked after. In our party of three; two were pregnant and one person was gluten free, our high tea was catered to our needs perfectly and no one felt they had less of an experience. Food was amazing and well worth the money
Fabulous all round

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StephN
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been before to the High Tea and think it is the best one in Wellington. Couldn’t fault it. I would definitely go again.

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KerryN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I organised a surprise High Tea for my friend. We were a table of five. The high tea was beautiful and so fresh and delicious and we got the coolest boxes to take our left overs home in. My only piece of feedback was the tables were too small for the food and cups but really ... that's a pretty minor thing to have to complain about. This was a wonderful experience that I can't wait to repeat!

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and service! Very patient and helpful staff. We had a great time.

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Sweet
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

Service not at level 5 star hotel should be at. Food (high tea) took 40 minutes to arrive ie. 30 min after drink. Very slow

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LukaszZ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I attended a high tea with my daughter for her birthday - the service was excellent and the food was delicious. Highly recommend for high tea.

FAQs

The Lobby Lounge - InterContinental Wellington is rated 4.4 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.