+64 (0)6 835 8815
62 West Quay
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Welcome to the Thirsty Whale: Great place. Good Times.
For the best in Hawke's Bay seafood, look no further. We offer the best the surrounding coastline has to offer and much more. Traditional Fare, exquisite quality and a versatile venue. We cater for wedding receptions, cocktail parties, corporate and private functions and special occasions, all combined with exceptional views.
Here’s an overview of what we have to offer:
- Superb 'dockside' location
- Outdoor decking
- Mezzanine restaurant with sea views
- Private and secluded Harpoon restaurant
- Boiler Room for that big function
- Plasmas & big screen TV's
- Warm, inviting atmosphere
- Big fireplaces
- Private bar and amenities
- Entry both at the front and rear of the building
- Parking at the rear
The Thirsty Whale is more than a Bar and Restaurant. We can cater to large and small groups for conferences and meetings. The multi venue facility lends itself well to many different types of function.
We can arrange and equipment you may need for your meeting or conference, including stereo and PA systems, whiteboards, flipcharts, screens, lecterns, datashow, overhead projectors and TV & Videos.
We offer a full catering facility, including morning and afternoon tea, water and mints throughout your event and anything from a working lunch to a full 4 course evening meal.
The Thirsty Whale also has the advantage of offering you a unique form of transport for your delegates or colleagues. We own a classic English Double Decker bus. This could be for transport to and from accommodation or simply for a leisurely sight seeing tour around the city or anything you choose.