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Capitol Restaurant

) #50 of 696 Restaurants in Wellington $$ - $$$ Italian, European,
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (15 reviews)
“lambs liver” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 247 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter and I went to this restaurant on Monday, the 21st of August, 2017. It was quite a busy day, but the staff still had smiles on their faces and quite friendly. We ordered "WOAP festival dish" & oyster burger. Very good value for...More

Thank t131148
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We're pleased you had a good visit. Thanks, Kate

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Grilled half baby crayfish on a bed of creamy potatoes. I ordered this festival dish for my lunch and was very satisfied. The crayfish was fresh and was cooked just right. Delicious. However, the dish is a bit too little as only a small portion...More

Thank CatherineWelly
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Catherine. We really appreciate it. All the best, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem, is located at the top end of Courtnay Place, corner of Kent Terrace and next to the Embassy Theatre. A warm welcome awaits from very well trained staff. We were there pre-theatre and decided on a Tuatua fritter to share for starters -...More

Thank miles52
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback Miles. I appreciate the time you took to let us know of your experience with us. All the best, Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NZIFF (film festival is on in Wellington) and the Capitol is right next to the Embassy theatre. We race in before our first evening movie, book a table for 2 to squeeze in between the end of one movie and beginning of the next,...More

Thank GillBee2014
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great feed back. I'm pleased that you had a good time st Capitol. Kate

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely meal here last Saturday night. The Linguine prawns and chorizo was yummo. Waitress was friendly and very helpful. Will definitely go back

Thank mlc1970
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you next time. Kind regards, Kate

Reviewed 6 July 2017

What a treat to find a proper European bistro here in Wellington. The dining room was small and buzzing with energy. We were greeted warmly and ushered to a little table by the window where we could look at the lights of the city around...More

Thank katiescarletnixon
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for such a great review! Kate

Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

From the moment we sat down we felt special and welcome. The food as always simple but beautiful. Atmosphere chic and epitome of wellington style and elegance. I've said it before but best squid in the world. We live Ve the food, service,chic Wellington elegance....More

Thank PollyGillespie
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Guys, and congratulations on the new job! Kate

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Visiting Wellington for the day and stopped by with friends for brunch . Enjoyed the Corn Beef Sandwich and the Chili Battered Chicken. Visually appealing and tasted great. Staff were friendly and offered good suggestions of things to try.

Thank momhay1957
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it and we're glad you had a good visit. Kate

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Attentive service. steak was delicious and lamb shanks tender and delicious. fine selection of wines. A bit pricey for us but the food and service was excellent and made up for it.

Thank kevintK3881DX
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2017

Hi there Thanks for your kind review. We're glad you had a good night. Thanks again, Kate

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We have dined several times over the past few years at Capitol. The service, atmosphere, menu and wine choices are always top class. It is certainly our go to restaurant for casual dining. We'll be back next visit to our "Capitol" city!!

Thank steviejoe69
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review. We're very grateful and pleased that you enjoyed your time at Capitol. Thanks again, Kate

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
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
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Description
Capitol's menu is based in classical Italian style with a strong focus on local seafood and seasonal produce. Our food is fresh, pure and uncluttered, our service warm, inviting and knowledgeable, and our drinks list is carefully constructed.
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