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10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
04 384 2855
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Ranked #49 of 652 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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Wellington
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food was lovely but the servings sadly on the small side, not just for me but for all - and there were a lot of us! We do all have 'healthy' appetites shall we say. The service was excellent, couldn't fault it at all.

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scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Had an enjoyable dinner at Capitol during a brief stay in Wellington. I arrived early, so had no trouble getting a table, but by the time I left all the tables were occupied and people were waiting at the bar. Service was first class and food was very good. I had the ravioli with crayfish bisque, and the flavour of... More 

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

We were there for dinner Friday night and the place was hopping. No reservations so if you are after the first seating, go by and put your name in. The front manager was friendly, took our name, sent us around the corner where we could get a glass of wine (Black Sparrow - bar crowd, mediocre wine). Our table was... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

They squeezed us in at the last minute on a busy Saturday night. The place is crowded and noisy so not great for a romantic dinner but the food and service is unbelievable. It turned an ordinary night into a great night to remember.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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255 reviews 255 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is a great place for an early dinner at the end of a long week. The food is excellent, and the service very precise and non-intrusive. On a Friday night they open special magnums of wine and sell it by the glass - chances are that you'll get something great.They don't take bookings so if you don't mind dining... More 

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Adelaide
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Our last meal (lunch) were two plates of divine flavors resulting in additional plates of desserts. Excellent food and sad to say goodbye to Wellington. Thanks for the lasting memory.

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Oakland, CA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

fantastic staff Fantastic,creative, well executed food Scallops, Lamb,Pasta all nicely done and very fresh Very reasonable pricing Excellent wines Just do it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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148 reviews 148 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It was quite quiet and the staff were lovely, chatty and helpful but I wasn't completely sold on the food. We had brunch and I had the Beetroot, herb and potato fritter with feta, rocket, hazelnuts and it really didn't have much taste and not enough feta. Would probably try it again though for dinner.

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Palm Springs, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place is quite popular so you cannot always be assured of a table upon arrival. We had to wait at the bar for a few minutes but were seated as soon as a table opened up. It appears that restaurants in Wellington do not typically take dinner reservations. The food was good but not fantastic. The service was OK... More 

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Gore New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

As a diner eating alone I was very well looked after. The main course was lovely, but the desert was "to die for" - I have never been disappointed here.

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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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