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“Disappointing yet again. A restaurant reliant on its name than service.” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Capitol

Capitol
10 Kent Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand
04 384 2855
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Ranked #49 of 652 Restaurants in Wellington
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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
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Disappointing yet again. A restaurant reliant on its name than service.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I haven't been to Capitol for months so thought I'd give it a another go. I used to go every weekend for brunch despite the indifferent service and hit and miss food. It's gone further downhill. Easter Saturday lunch of eggs on toast with a side bacon of bacon - fool proof surely? The bread was cremated with a side of woeful looking bacon. You have to question why a restaurant of this name in the city would think that was acceptable to let out of the kitchen. The miserable staff added to the whole bad experience - spending more time flinging cutlery around behind the bar than looking after customers. No one asked how my food was. Frankly they looked like they wouldn't have cared. Really disappointing. It's a lovely venue but suffers from apathy. I'll return for dinner because that's what this place does well but there are so many more business more deserving of custom to come back here again during the day.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Arnside
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good food and helpful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The Capitol offers a limited menu, but does deliver good food.

We were two couples eating 3 different main courses lamb chops, lamb's liver and risotto all were excellent, as was the single dessert of hot chocolate pudding. We were also provided with wine samples before choosing our bottle of wine, but I can't promise you will get the same service!

Would certainly eat there again.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Capitol - Fantastic every time !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I absolutely love this restaurant, I have eaten here a number of times and have NEVER been disappointed. The menu is very well thought out and covers a very broad section of food groups, something for even the most fussiest diner. The wine list is great and covers a good selection of New Zealand wines.(plus they have a great cellar list) The staff are what really makes this place - they are well trained and super efficient without being overbearing. I only wish you could book so us 'out of towners' can assure ourselves of a table when returning.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Excellent as ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I discovered Capitol during a visit in November 2012. We revisited twice this month (Feb 2013) . Lunch and dinner 2 weeks apart. The ambience, food, service and value are all great. I gave them 5 stars last time but four this time simply because I wish they took reservations for dinner. Other than that I love it. Will be back when next n NZ.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Superb restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Perhaps more of a cafe -casual- no reservations accepted- but the food and service were excellent and the chocolate "pudding" was to die for! Not the kind of "pudding" I am used to at home - a bit more like a souffle. Waiter very informed about wine.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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