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Capitol Restaurant

10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (19 reviews)
“lambs liver” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Value
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LOCATION
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 321 reviews

Reviewed today via mobile

My family and I recently visited the Capitol Restaurant whilst in Wellington for a surprise weekend for my mother. We were dining fairly early prior to attending a show. I honestly can not recommend this restaurant highly enough. The service was outstanding. Our waitress really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I guess I dine at Capitol 6-8 times a year. I have never had a bad experience. But never have I had an absolutely fantastic experience. Maybe I can’t help contrasted it it with Ortega just around the corner. My most recent visit is a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Chucky111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back again at Capitol for Christmas work function. Familiar staff with excellent skills in menu memory and ducking and diving between full tables. Patrick, as ever, co-ordinating the whole with grace and precision. The food; groper on fennel and celeriac, superb. Fresh tasting, moist tender...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GillBee2014
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gill Thanks for your kind review. I’m so pleased that you had a good work function and I’m gratified by your description of the team hard at work. I hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. Merry Xmas, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a large group of friends dining after a theatre show. We had booked in advance and agreed to a late sitting and set menu ($70/person), no problem, understandable (ex-restaurateurs and caterers in group). When we arrived we were offered a wine list and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ludvigcook
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ludvig Cook Wow. It sounds like you had a horrible night with us. This is rather disappointing as we work hard to give our guests an enjoyable evening. We advised your friend who booked a large table that 18 people is a restaurant that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can highly recommend this bustling restaurant. A Monday night and it was full which was a good indication. I had the mozzarella followed by chicken and we shared the chocolate pudding. All were delicious. Others in our party of four chose different dishes which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jenny H
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jenny Thanks for your kind words. We feel so lucky to be here in Wellington with what must be the loveliest diners in the world! You make our job a treat! Thanks, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In October while visiting Wellington for WOW with my two daughters I made a beeline for Capitol Restaurant. We were warmly greeted by Patrick and waited on perfectly by Fai. It had been several years since I had been in Wellington and so I hoped...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jo P
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good news Jo! Thanks for your kind words. I too love that fried squid... I just can’t get enough! We’ll see you, I hope, when you’re next in Welly. Best wishes, Kate

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant as it was only a few minutes from our motel. We hadn't made a booking but this wasn't a problem, we were immediately shown to a cosy little table. The service provided by the 3 front of house staff was exceptional,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MountVP
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi MountVP I’m grateful for your kind review. It’s always good for the team to know that their efforts are appreciated. I’ll make sure the chefs get a big thank you. All the best, Kate

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here our first night in NZ. The owner of our B and B recommended it. Service was good as was the food. The sticky date pudding was amazing. Save room for that. Prices were a bit high for what we got but it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DbacksFn
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi DebacksFn Thanks for taking the time to review Capitol. I’m glad you had a good meal, and I hope you enjoyed your visit to Wellington. All the best, Kate

Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

when you enter the place you almost feel you're in a french bistro. the atmosphere is warm and pleasant. the food is delicious, a bit more sophisticated than in a bistro, with just the right balance of flavours and the right size: not too small,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jack D
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I could listen to your compliments all day! I love a good French bistro and your right, that’s exactly what we aspire to. Thanks for taking the time to review us, Jack. I’m pleased you had a good night. Kind regards, Kate

Reviewed 1 November 2018

We dined with friends for dinner. Our waitress was Viv and she provided outstanding service to us throughout the evening. We thoroughly enjoyed the menu choices and the choices from an extensive wine list. Food was top quality and superb. The restaurant is not large,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rosebank430
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your wonderful review. We will look forward to seeing you again. One of the coolest things about our job is having lots of lovely Regular guests. t makes our service satisfying and enjoyable. Thanks for your kind words, Kate

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Odyssey823977
13 October 2018|
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Response from TheReefBoy | Reviewed this property |
Hope the reply is still relevant. They accommodated gluten free but did not dig deeper.
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951kristin
25 August 2017|
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Response from KateH3811 | Property representative |
Hi there. All our pork is NZ & Eco Farmed. Sorry for any miscommunication. Thanks Kate
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 2855
  • E-mail
Description
Capitol's menu has a strong focus on local seafood and seasonal, ethical produce. Our food is fresh, pure and uncluttered, our service warm, inviting and knowledgeable, and our dining room filled with a happy mingling of locals and visitors to Wellington.
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