The Lobby Lounge - InterContinental Wellington

4.6
135 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 135 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.4
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Super delicious, visually appealing and in our opinion - great value for money.

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Steve
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would consider High Teas at the Intercontinental Hotel as the best we have had. So much food we usually have to get a ‘doggy bag’ to take what’s left away. The food, ambience, atmosphere and the service are outstanding. The staff are so welcoming and attend to your every needs. I would recommend the Intercontinental Hotel High Teas for that special occasion.

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RebeccaL
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Service was slow and our drinks were forgotten at one point. Some staff were great but that attention to detail wasn’t present with all. Bread was almost a bit stale - felt like it had been sitting out as wasn’t soft anymore

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PaulaB
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food - so much I couldn't get through it all! My mum had a fall while we were there and the staff were amazing and incredibly attentive. Will definitely be back!

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Tess
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exactly what I hoped for. Food looked Beautiful, good balance of sweet and savoury, yummy bubbles and enjoyed the tea. Ambience and service was top notch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Was a lovely way to spend time with friend and family enjoying the high tea

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Steve
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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KatieL
London
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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AudreyT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 4 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 21 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
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 21 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
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 20 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
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 7 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
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 27 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
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!

JA
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

OT
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.

FAQs

The Lobby Lounge - InterContinental Wellington is rated 4.6 stars by 135 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.