The Lobby Lounge

Unwind in sophisticated comfort

A Man Holding A Glass Of Beer On A Table
Experience the comfort of The Lobby Lounge at InterContinental Wellington. With its urbane atmosphere, The Lobby Lounge provides the perfect opportunity to relax 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 spirits, wines and cocktails. The wine list includes carefully curated terroir expressions from the local Martinborough region, all New Zealand locations and classic origins from around the globe.

Our wine selection changes regularly to harmonise with our food menu, providing a unique dining experience. Besides offering classic varietals and styles, we are proud to offer organic, bio-dynamic and natural wines in our selection. The Lobby Lounge is one of the few bars in the capital providing the Coravin wine access technology, allowing wine enthusiasts to enjoy exceptional wines by the glass without committing to the bottle. 

The variety of spirits and whiskys includes boutique brands and rare-to-find vintage bottles for discerning tastes. And while being in the heart of Wellington - known as New Zealand's craft beer capital - The Lobby Lounge also offers a solid selection of local and international craft beers, some of which are amongst the best of local brews. Non-alcoholic beverages, mocktails and barista coffee are also available throughout the day for our guests to enjoy while travelling solo or in good company. 

High Tea

A Group Of People Sitting At A Table With A CakeWhen searching for an elegant high tea, InterContinental Wellington presents the opportunity to enjoy the world's favourite afternoon gourmet experience in the urbane atmosphere of The Lobby Lounge. Known as one of the best high tea experiences in Wellington, this is special experience to be savoured amid the elegance our hotel and in the company of friends and loved ones. High Tea by InterContinental Wellington is a truly memorable occasion for all high tea and afternoon tea connoisseurs. From handcrafted macarons to sensational sweet and savoury tartlets, indulge your taste palate in a truly decadent dining experience.

$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.

$54 per person High Tea to go (boxed takeaway)

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

High Tea Menu

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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.