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Captains Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
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11 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1633
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a challenge for a restaurant- handle 30 hungry people all at one time. Great wines although expensive. Incredible calamari and fantastic risotto. And deserts that my diet would usually say no to. The positivity of the service was a big plus. Big recommendation

Thank Troonie1
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant was practically empty when we went in for breakfast, even though it was after 2 pm. We enjoyed the food, which was well prepared, fresh and very tasty. It was just surprising that we had to ask the waitress a couple of times how much longer it would take to get it.

Thank MessaM
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here with a group six all up, the staff were fantastic the advice about the menu was honest and had one of the best meals I have eaten in many moons. No one in the group had a negative comment about this restaurant. Well done Captains.

Thank steveonz44
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We enjoyed dining outside. Lap blankets were provided for our comfort in the coolness of early evening.( The council does not allow propane heaters on the Mall) Our waitress was delightful and attentive. We enjoyed the rack of lamb and a salad.

Thank jls162016
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104 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food and service here. Fine dining quality food with no pretention and reasonable prices. Shared the seafood platter with my husband - too much food for us! Friends had lamb (for the second time) and tuna - all delicious. Had the cheese platter for one with local cheeses - VERY generous serving sizes. Seats and the restaurant were... More 

Thank snough
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This excellent restaurant in the mall in town centre is worth a visit. The lamb dish was superb and seafood excellent as well. It has a nice ambiance and good service. Also excellent selection of wines - all for a reasonable price.

Thank John M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here our second night in Queenstown. We came for the seafood platter and the oysters, which were both incredible! The amazing food and service had us come back the next morning for breakfast, again amazing! We then returned AGAIN that night for our last dinner in Queenstown. All of the staff here made us feel so welcome but... More 

Thank Sabra R
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found Captains by chance and were glad we did. One of the best meal we had in New Zealand backed up by outstanding service.

Thank Greg S
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here 2 years ago and it was our first choice of resturants this time around and I'm so pleased we went back. The food was lovely, my husband loved the battered oysters and the individually fried whitebait is a lovely entree. I made sure I ordered the crumbed lamb rack this time and it was beautiful. The salads... More 

Thank Rebecca M
Newcastle, Australia
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here and loved it. The food was fantastic. The steaks were cooked as ordered and melted in your mouth. The chips with truffle oil and Parmesan were to die for. The staff were very helpful and obliging.

Thank Angie S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Mall, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1633

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?