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

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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Long wait for food

Came here because the restaurant across the street had a long wait. It was a Sunday afternoon and there weren't many customers, yet my order took a bit of time to arrive. Food and service was alright.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Taipei, Taiwan
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Taipei, Taiwan
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100 reviews 100 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Came here because the restaurant across the street had a long wait. It was a Sunday afternoon and there weren't many customers, yet my order took a bit of time to arrive. Food and service was alright.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've been before and were impressed enough to return. Don't be put off by the no reservation policy. They manage the tables very well and the food and drink are worth any short wait at the bar for a table. Saying that we've always been seated straight away. Very good food and service.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The food was lovely, the service was excellent - but the tables are very close together. Expect to make friends with those next door. Our neighbours were very friendly which was useful!

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Our group of four thoroughly enjoyed our meals here recently. The menu choice is not huge but is well thought out. The food is interesting, and is beautifully cooked and presented. We had to wait for a table as it was a busy Saturday night and we did not have a booking. The wait was well worth it and we... More 

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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Tired after a long flight we selected Capitol because it was a nice walk from our hotel. More expensive than our usual lunch choices but absolutely worth it. Stand out items were the fish pie, goat cheese souffle, and catch of the day. We also enjoyed our first toast with NZ sauvignon blanc.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Good menu and the service was friendly. Nice vibe in this eating house, right at the end of the strip but out of the way of the hustle and bustle of Courtenay Place.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We've enjoyed many meals at Capitol, it's a relaxed and friendly place, and the food is consistently great. The brunch options at weekends are really good and it's a really nice place for an evening meal. Staff are always attentive and the menu changes regularly, they always have interesting specials. Recommend it for any occasion.

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Waipu, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant was very nice - the food, service and atmosphere very good. The waitress very friendly and helpful and the location of this restaurant was great for us as we were moored in the Chaffers Mariner

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Surrey
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30 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We stumbled across Capitol when we were looking for another restaurant we had read about in a Lonely Planet. Thank goodness we didn't find it. The meal here was AMAZING. Staff were beyond nice and not snooty at all. We ordered a lovely bottle of NZ wine ($40) and shared the boiled beetroot (with hazelnuts and delicious cheese) to share... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Early dinner after drive down from Rotorua. We began with out of the ordinary aperitifs, caringly prepared. The wine list was interesting and extensive. I started with grilled beetroot, goats curd and roasted hazelnuts followed by blue warehou on a melted lemon, saffron and fennel base. Delicious. Busy and friendly service, glad we found it.

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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: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

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