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10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
04 384 2855
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My Wellington favourite

Amongst the Wellington restaurants I've visited up through the years Capitol is my favourite. (I first came here in 2003, during which time they had LOTR actors as regulars.) The food & wine has been great and the staff friendly & service minded. Top marks from me!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
seadragon99
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Harstad, Norway
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Harstad, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Amongst the Wellington restaurants I've visited up through the years Capitol is my favourite. (I first came here in 2003, during which time they had LOTR actors as regulars.) The food & wine has been great and the staff friendly & service minded. Top marks from me!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Simple, affordable and oh, so delicious. There is a reason why having been there once I made sure I returned on my next Wellington visit. Dinner was brilliant, and lunch on my next visit was just as good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Upmarket yet relaxed little Bistro with a great ambiance and even greater food. Perfect for one or three courses with a good selection of wine and neat menu. Staff were attentive and friendly. You are sure to be in for a great evening!

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Sorrento, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Although Wellington didn't put on the best of weather for our visit the atmosphere in Capitol was warm and inviting. The food was great and the staff were friendly and helpful

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a lunch today with my partner. We decided to try the special lunch deal. 2courses for around $24.00. The soup was white bean, cabbage and ham, it was delicious. The bruschetta was very tasty and refreshing. Good service and very nice place

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great wine & only quality ingredients and food from around the country was on the menu. Staff were trained to a high standard (hard to find these days!) and knew off the cuff exactly where each menu item came from. Thanks for a great night! Ps- nice to know you're supporting the free range pork industry!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Right at the end of Courtney Place this little restaurant is in a great position. The decor is quite stark, it's not what anyone would describe as cosy. the waiting staff were excellent, knew the menu and were quick to serve us. The food though was a let down. It was clear that the chef was making a huge effort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This small restaurant offers something a little special. The food and service is always top shelf. It's not cheap so expect to pay for the quality.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Attentive wait staff that don't hover, sublime food options and the actual meal was even better than the description. Definitely a go-to location for that intimate dinner or suits a largish group like ours (Six). With an amazing view of downtown Courtenay Place it's smack bang in the middle of the hustle and bustle of this wonderful city - Esp... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had planned to eat at Charley Noble but they were full to overflowing by 6p.m. on a Wednesday night, as were Ortega so we drifted down to Capitol. It had been some time since my last meal there and today was my Birthday and I wanted special. I got it. The duck was perfect with lightly cooked puy lentils... More 

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Address: 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 384 2855
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: 04 384 2855

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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