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Capitol Restaruant

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10 Kent Terrace | Mt. Victoria, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 2855
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Capitol is my go-to for excellent, unfussy bistro style food. Good for lunch or dinner, casual dining style, wonderful place for people watching or grabbing a meal before or after a movie at the Embassy next door. Always excellent, attentive service.

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Thank serrawerra
Porto, Portugal
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend Capitol highly enough. We went on our two nights in Wellington and both times we enjoyed beautiful meals and outstanding service. And very reasonably priced too.

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Thank David M
Portland, Oregon
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The atmosphere is casual and feels like a cafe in Europe. The food was delicious! Pasta cooked and seasoned to perfection. The fish specials and pork dishes were great. The honeycomb and goat cheese dessert was fantastic!

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Thank mokemo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us dined on a busy Tuesday night. While the staff had a full restaurant they attentively looked after us. The meals were outstanding and were accompanied by an excellent selection of sides all cooked perfectly. Capitol is one of our favourites and we look forward to returning soon.

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Thank Wayne M
Europe
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

Not having been here for a while we did not realise they now take bookings...However, albeit with an air of forebearance, the maitresse d' found us a table within a short while. The food was beautifully cooked and presented although tending towards 'fine dining' prices in what is still a 'cafe' atmosphere. Wine prices are similalrly elevated - still worth... More 

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Thank Enophil
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2017

I have been coming back for years now and have had, not one mediocre experience. Professional and polite staff - Great service - Excellent food to price ratio -good wine list.

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Thank Moritz W
Surrey
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

My wife and I popped in on Saturday afternoon to see if there was a table available for that night, and were glad that they could oblige. We were warmly received when we returned and, although the table was tucked underneath the bar, we thoroughly enjoyed our meal there. I had the fish served on braised white beans and Heather... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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433 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

It had been some time since we last ate here, but a recent visit with friends confirmed that it is still excellent. The food, the service, the atmosphere - all combine to make this a great dining option. The deconstructed bouillabaisse was just out of this world.

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Thank Rick M
Wellington
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Its been ages since we've had dinner here, it was always good and it still is. I was very pleased to see that you can book tables now (couldn't in the past) and it can all be done on-line. T ahd looked at its menu online and had already decided on having the parmesan crusted lambs liver with gorgonzola sauce... More 

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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

I recently visited Wellington, this restaurant was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. The lambs liver is a must! I've never been a fan of liver, but this dish won me over 😊 there's a great wine list too, with some of NZ's best vino on offer. The service was second to none, you can see the manager... More 

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Thank Clare P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?