The Lobby Lounge - InterContinental Wellington

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High Tea
Afternoon Coffee
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.
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KN
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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!

SM
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

S
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

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

LZ
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It is a nice place to catch up with friends with their high tea. Good tea selection

DS
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Perfect afternoon/ lunch for my elderly mother in law. Very heavy on sweet items - we all would have liked less food but more savoury than sweet. Thank you

DH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent.would return.lovely food,and nice atmosphere.

PT
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great experience and well worth it. Tips for improvement: was disappointed to be told that our high tea would be in the restaurant and not in The Lobby (as promoted). Staff were ok when we asked if we could be in the Lobby. They also forgot to take our tea order so I had to ask.

f
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall it was great. However upon booking high tea for Mother’s Day I wasn’t advised it would cost an extra $20pp. Please let your customers know next time.

AS
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

We added someone to our group but there was no flexibility which ended up being fine because there was plenty of food. I took the kids as a birthday surprise and has booked online. I wasn’t given the option of kids high tea. The waitress then informed me of the option but couldn’t explain the difference and then said we couldn’t have it anyway and the teable was too small for all the things that came for four people. The food was exquisite and there was plenty but the service was fairly average.

ET
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience, particularly with trying out the various tea. Service was excellent. The young lady serving us was so patient explaining the different tea and checking on us now and then to make sure we are happy. Five star!

MT
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best value for money high tea in Wellington. Have been back twice now and each time I'm impressed. Great atmosphere for a relaxing afternoon of conversation and decadence with friends or family. You will leave very fill and possibly with a doggy bag of sweet treats for later.

DL
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I always have my High Tea, maybe twice in a month at the Intercontinental Wellington. i just love the variety and the service! Will keep going!!

LG
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Quality of sweet items & sandwiches was superb. There were too many sweet items & not enough savoury items.
Of the savoury items - the scones were stale & quite chunky in appearance. I'm not sure I would label a piece of blue cheese on a slice of apple as a savouty "high tea" item - more like a post dinner item.

N
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great time - beat high tea in Wellington by far !!

KW
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our High Tea. Excellent service and food quality and presentation. I have been to Claridges in London for High Tea and the Intercontinental Wellington was as good if not better. We would and already have recommended it to friends. Our 85 year old mum who joined us was absolutely delighted right down to the sugar cubes in her tea. Many thanks.

LC
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely staff food Plentiful and delicious had to take a large quantity home. Would recommend

RJ
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Excellent food and tea, great atmosphere and lots of space. Really enjoyed our day, only criticism is that I wasn’t advised at time of booking that we would be charged for the number booked for even if they didn’t show up. I had one person not able to make it on the day so still had to pay for them.

DD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best high tea I've had in town. However. They took long to serve our tea and forgot some of the people in our table. Also they did ask if we wanted more hot water for the pots or just water in general. And they charged random amounts for our bill which was individually paid. Food was great though. Would come again.

BW
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

More high-quality food than we could eat! A wonderful experience.

JM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful food (and lots of it), good service, and a lovely experience all round. Will definitely be back!

VH
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A birthday treat of High tea was delicious, the cakes were absolutely fabulous and plentiful, and the service impeccable. I would definitely recommend this for any special occasion

KI
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The food and service was great. I would have preferred more savoury items as the abundance of sweet things was too much

H
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and an exquisite high tea in the Lobby Lounge at the Intercontinenral Hotel. Thank you to the excellent wait staff and chef on the day.

KS
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Took my mum to Lobby Lounge for a belated birthday High Tea during her visit to Wellington! It was a lovely spot, easy walking distance to the waterfront and very comfy spot. We were right by the window which was great for people watching and just gazing out at the world passing by. The tea choices were fantastic, as were the bubbles we had with the high tea. The high tea selections were amazing! There was a really good selection of savoury and sweet bites provided, all very yummy - it's a 'big' high tea so we were definitely feeling well fed by the time we finished. Would highly recommend it to anyone :) A++++ Will definitely be back!

SK
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great!Really great!Really great!Really great!Really great!Really great!Really great!

NB
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed the high tea experience. Great selection of tasty food for a reasonable price.

S
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to high tea three times in the last year. Love it xxx

TG
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We went to the lobby for a Sunday high tea, my husband and I and we were much surprised by the quality of the whole experience! We loved the fact that they serve TWG tea which is an amazing tea! The food was absolutely tasty and paired really well with the teas. The staff was also really nice, chatty, interested and easy going, it made us feel really comfortable and happy! The only thing was that they didn't come around much often to serve more water or to top up hot water for the teas which was a bit expected for this kind of service. Other than that, it is definitely a recommended experience!

MH
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A lovely, spacious and well furnished room. Very nice and comfortable. The afternoon tea was lovely. Would perhaps like a little more savoury as mostly sweet, but everything tried was delicious. Presentation was amazing. Lots of people coming and going, makes it interesting.

AS
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We were there for a High-Tea to celebrate a birthday. With a baby and toddler in our group the staff were amazing at finding us a corner (so not to disturb other guests) and the spread they put on for the toddler was amazing.

JM
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Second time we have enjoyed High Tea in the Lobby Lounge whilst in Wellington.
Lovely selection of food, pleasant décor, excellent service - highly recommend you put this on your 'to do' list if you enjoy a relaxed afternoon and enjoy a good High Tea experience.

KG
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The high tea was amazing - there was more than enough. Wonderful atmosphere and value for money. The service was outstanding. Ethan was exceptional! Awesome customer service and was super friendly.

K
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food that was presented was awesome and tasted Devine. We could not eat it all and was able to take home a doggy bag.

CW
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best high tea in Wellington.
The desert tastes great and the service is best too

RP
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

We have been here a couple of times for high tea and it was great, unfortunately this time around it wasn't as great because the service was very slow compared to the last times. There was a really long wait for the tea selection and the food came out before anyone ordered their tea and then the cake came out without a knife - just feel they let themselves down on the service side which previously was fantastic!

I think we were only asked for tea once with every other thing I had to get up and ask. Given it was a 70th birthday it would have been nicer for the attention to detail to be a bit better as there was too much waiting around for tea and then for the cake etc.

Also I would recommend this place because of its great whiskey selection.

JC
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent high tea for five of us. Generous portions that a hungover bunch struggled to finish but loved that we could take some treats away

BP
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We booked out a table for a high tea for one of our colleagues' stork party before she heads on maternity leave. The service was great and the staff friendly. They catered for all our dietary requirements perfectly. All guests were amazed at the amount of food. Thank you!

LC
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service..in fact almost too much food! Excellent tho.
Thank you

LH
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

An excellent experience!
Many thanks to all tose who made it so enjoyable.

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