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Capitol Restaurant

€€ - €€€European, , Vegetarian Friendly
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days 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

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 5 days 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

Thank MountVP
Reviewed 2 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

Thank DbacksFn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Jack D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here mid week, and the restaurant was busy with a pleasant vibe. The staff were attentive and knowledgeable. The menu was extensive, and also a number of “specials” choices. We were all happy with our meals,although perhaps not memorable.

Thank 701blairf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came in to Capitol on a cold and wet day into a warm and friendly dining room. We had a tasty and warming lunch; for me a bowl of delicious asparagus and basil soup and then some fried squid with aioli that was tender...More

Thank peterandannmc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Our group had a wonderful evening, every persons dining experience was a mouthwatering delight. The Risotto a burst of flavour to savour. Fabulous staff, a evening to remember.

Thank janeicey
Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for lunch with clients. Service is good and the food came out fast as the waitress was very attentive asking if we had any time constraints. Food was great!

Thank explore-wine-dine
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

I was in Wellington on a Road Scholar tour and found this place in my Lonely Planet guide to New Zealand. It caught my eye because I have been searching for New Zealand cuisine. It was close to the Copthorne Oriental Bay where I was...More

Thank NBCTeacher
KateH3811, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review. It’s a treat to read and we’re so grateful that you came in and had such a good time. Wishing you well, Kate and Tom

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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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$37
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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 | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 2855
  • E-mail
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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