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Capitol Restaurant

€€ - €€€Italian, European,
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“lambs liver” (7 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Italian, European, New Zealand, Seafood, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 258 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends for a pre movie get together . The location gives this place a sure customer base by default and it seems like they are banking on it and don’t think quality matters as much. My order was wrong and I had...More

Thank Keats12
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Keats12. I took the liberty at looking at your tripadvisor page and it seems that you really like to post bad reviews, don't you? In response to your comments about us, please be assured that we work really hard at our restaurant. It's a...More

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Owner-chef with wonderful front of house and waitress team serve interesting and beautifully cooked food from teeny kitchen. Waitress very knowledgeable on wine/food combo and easily adapted menu to our wishes.

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

Hi Charles Thanks for taking the time to post your lovely review. It IS a teeny kitchen, and the chefs are pretty amazing to create such food in such a space. We're very pleased you enjoyed your meals. Many thanks Kate and Tom (Chef)

Reviewed 8 November 2017

On a cold and windy night in Wellington met up with friends at the Capitol. The Liver has to be the best there is. All of the food we ordered was exceptional. The service not tb faulted. Well done. And thank you for the recipe.

Thank David J
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Hi David T'was a dark and stormy night... and we came for your liver. Monty Pythonesque, wouldn't you say? Thanks so much for your kind review. It's good to know you enjoyed yourself. Many thanks, Kate

Reviewed 5 November 2017

Capitol is our favourite restaurant in the whole of Wellington. We eat there regularly and have never had a bad experience with the food or service. The food is always superb and the service is polite, helpful, friendly but not intrusive. I can't single out...More

Thank 22MargoP
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Hi there Margo Thanks for your kind review. We're truly and seriously grateful. See you next time, Kate

Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

A walk in of four for an impromptu lunch. Hard to fault the service, the food or the wine list. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Our meals were just as described and expected. Good size, great flavours and classy presentation. And the drinks menu...More

Thank PedroNP
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thanks so much Pedro, for your kind review. It's always reassuring to hear that people have had a good time at our place, and as you say, when your expectations are high, we have to strive to meet them. Awesome! Kate

Reviewed 29 October 2017

This is our "go to" restaurant whenever we visit Wellington. The food is ALWAYS good here... actually its outstanding. This visit the beef fillet on capsicum tart with prosciutto was cooked to perfection and tasted divine. The baby crushed potatoes with garlic and rosemary... OMGosh...More

Thank Michelle B
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Michelle, We're all aglow at your lovely review. Thanks so much for your kind words. All the best, Kate

Reviewed 12 October 2017

We recently dined with our parents and had a lovely evening. We were able to make a booking on fairy short notice and were immediately welcomed into the warm restaurant. We all enjoyed our mains and sides as well as bottles of wine. The real...More

1  Thank drjandthemissus
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate your kind words and we're glad you enjoyed your meal with us. See you another time. Kind regards, Kate

Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited here with friends for dinner on recommendation. The entrees were nice with reasonable portions. However the mains were on the small side. My wife had a half crayfish ( on advice of the wait staff who said she would only need half) but...More

Thank philidoc
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi there Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We're really grateful for your feedback. I have to advise that the 1/2 crayfish is designed to be a starter or a small meal so I'm afraid that your waiter underestimated the size...More

Reviewed 6 October 2017

Capitol Restaurant was recommended by the OhTel Hotel. We loved it, busy night sat at the bar and enjoyed out diner. Service was attentive, conversation endless. It was one of our more enjoyable meals in NZ.

Thank Grace W
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks Grace. It's good of you to take the time to write a review. I hope you've enjoyed your stay in NZ. Kind regardsm Kate

Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

The morning of the election and voting first thing , we met friends and had a great breakfast and anticipated the results. Great food and tempted by the pancakes and alcoholic cocktails but restrained ourselves for the long day ahead

Thank ewanb99
Kate H, Owner at Capitol Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thanks Ewan And soon we may even have a government! Luckily breakfast comes faster. Thanks for the review, Kate

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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