The Lobby Lounge

Unwind in sophisticated comfort

A Man Holding A Glass Of Beer On A Table

Relax in The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Wellington, offering a sophisticated setting for daytime tranquility and evening indulgence. Enjoy a variety of teas, coffee, and light meals during the day. In the evening, the lounge transforms into a vibrant bar with an extensive selection of spirits, wines, and cocktails.

Our wine list features carefully chosen options from the local Martinborough region, New Zealand, and global classics. The wine selection is regularly updated to complement our food menu, offering a unique dining experience. Explore classic and unique wines, including organic and bio-dynamic options, with the convenience of Coravin wine access technology.

We also have a diverse selection of spirits, including boutique brands and rare vintage bottles. As Wellington is known for craft beer, we offer local and international craft beers, some of which are among the best local brews. Non-alcoholic options, mocktails, and barista coffee are available all day for solo travelers or those in good company.

Book a Table

High Tea

A Group Of People Sitting At A Table With A CakeDiscover an elegant high tea at InterContinental Wellington's The Lobby Lounge. Renowned as one of Wellington's best high tea experiences, it's a special occasion to cherish with friends and loved ones. Our high tea is a memorable treat for connoisseurs, featuring handcrafted macarons, sweet and savory delights, and more. Indulge in a truly special, decadent dining experience amid the sophistication of our hotel.

Look out for our exclusive, special edition themed High Tea Experiences, inspired by the holidays and local events in the city.

$57 per person includes one premium T2 Tea selection or barista coffee
$64 per person includes a glass of bubbles
$72 per person includes a glass of Champagne

$35 for children under 12 years.

Tea Selection, Barista-made Coffee and Hot Chocolate* (one tea or coffee included; more can be ordered upon request)

Lean more about our renowned High Tea Experience here.

High Tea Menu

Book a Table


A 10% surcharge is applicable on public holidays.

High Tea options include only one option of tea, barista-made coffee or hot chocolate. Additional items can be ordered upon request, priced and charged per unit.

Bookings for High Tea are required with a minimum 24 hour notice period.  We do not accept walk-ins. A credit card pre-authorisation is required for High Tea bookings and will be subject to the venue's cancellation policy. The pre-authorisation is not a pre-payment, so your final bill must be paid separately at the venue.

For urgent bookings and groups of 10 or more please call us directly. Bookings will be seated in The Lobby Lounge or InterContinental Wellington Restaurant dependent on group size. Any changes to group size must be advised 24 hours in advance. Any changes made within 24 hours of the booking, will require payment of the initial guest numbers. Please advise upon booking if you wish to bring additional decorations for a special occasion; certain restrictions may apply. Please be informed that limited menus may be offered over festival and holiday periods including, but not limited to, Wellington on a Plate, World of WearableArt, Christmas and New Year. Please email us for up to date information;

Please note split payments will not be accepted for High Tea Groups of 10 or more. 

Please note - we are temporarily unable to cater for certain dietary requirements.