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10 Kent Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 15:00
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We walked on a Thursday evening and couldn't get a table, the Friday was also booked out - "A good sign" so we booked for Saturday. The restaurant is small, the kitchen tiny - how the chefs managed in such a small area was incredible. Our waiter was excellent in both service and knowledge. The menu very different and interesting... More 

Thank Grandvisitor
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like so many reviews Capitol has always delivered...until now. To charge $30 for an entree of asparagus with an egg and a sprinkle of whitebait is too much. Normal practise would be to inform diners that the entree you ordered was at such a price - more than main in some cases. Disappointing and for us as we always promoted... More 

Thank Bazmick
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on a Friday evening without reservation. Very tasty food and delicious desert. The service was outstanding and even giving some exquisite travel tips for our trip. The Gewürztraminer is a must try 😊. All in all a perfect experience.

Thank Adrian F
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Was recommended to me so we thought we would try it Very busy little place but worth the walk up Courtney Place Very very small kitchen so limited to how they cook eggs but my choice of food was tasty with good size portions and very very reasonably priced. Organic juice on offer was great too

Thank Alibloss
Queens, New York
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Went to Capitol for dinner on a Saturday night and did not have reservations. We sat at the bar probably for about 45 minutes or so and had a drink and the green bruschetta which was absolutely lovely. Sat down at our table and ordered two mains - both of the vegetarian pastas. We had the rigatoni with mushrooms and... More 

Thank LiLPPB0812
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

My husband brought me here for my birthday lunch. I had always driven past and never actually gone in. Well I wish I had been there sooner. Food was amazing and delicious. I will defiantly be returning!

Thank minelsey
Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Went as a group of four with my sister in law booking but my husband paying. My dinner meal was a special on the board as Lemon Chicken ...half a chicken with excorole salad. Meal came with a small pile of lettuce with a wedge of lemon on top and a piece of chicken that mainly consisted of a wing.... More 

Thank nettie19602016
Brisbane, Australia
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

During a recent visit to Wellington I visited the Capitol on two occasions to have breakfast. As part of a larger group of about a dozen people, the staff there capably handled our group. We experienced efficient, friendly service. The egg dishes were lovely, with the eggs being cooked to perfection, (and I am fussy with eggs!) If you are... More 

Thank karenY2830NP
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We were in Wellington for 4 days and ate here on 2 of them. The team were extremely friendly and verse welcoming. The food was great and not too badly priced but the coffee was outstanding, the only thing to let them down is NO wifi. We will be back

Thank Norman D
Wellington, New Zealand
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218 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Capitol in Courtenay Place in Wellington next to the Embassy Theatre is one of my go to places for a weekend breakfast, brunch or lunch. It’s consistently rated highly by reviewers, other chefs and by their regular customers. It’s good fresh food cooked with some flair and imagination and with a Mediterranean feel. On weekends there are, of course, all... More 

Thank JohnSB3

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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 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 15:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 2855

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