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Britannia Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Best seafood ever!
1. Best seafood ever!
"Hands down the best seafood we have had from a restaurant "
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2. Best in Queenstown!
2. Best in Queenstown!
"Highly recommended, steak and monkfish both excellent."
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3. Excellent service
3. Excellent service
"Such a nice, cozy atmosphere with excellent service."
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Welcome aboard one of Queenstown’s longest operating restaurants. Our history is rich as we have been locally owned and operated for over 30 years. During this time, we have become popular with locals and travellers alike. Britannia was established on connecting our guests with great service and quality food. Our aim is simple – to provide a unique and enjoyable experience for everyone that steps through our door. We do this by sourcing quality New Zealand ingredients for our dishes, working with top NZ wineries and wrapping it together with friendly servers from around the world. Anchors aweigh, The Britannia Crew
$7 - $110
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available
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All reviews rack of lamb scallops steak seafood surf turf bluff oysters brie chicken salad sailing ship cooked to perfection lovely atmosphere mouth watering the wait staff new zealand vegetables medium
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful meal for our last night in Queenstown. We had the mussels appetizer and they were delicious. In addition, the lamb chops were amazing. The decor is that of an old sailing ship. It was super cool and intimate. I would highly...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Charles_Orlando
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

My partner and I were having a look around at all the different restaurants and found this little gem hidden down a small corridor between two buildings and up a stair case. As soon as we walked through the door we were greeted by a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Extreme-traveler101
Brad I, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2018

Thank you kindly for your review. We are stoked you loved your end to end experience in Britannia Restaurant. We are always trying to improve our service standards and timings and its great to hear they are being noted positively. The kitchen always loves positive...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant located on second floor on one of the main streets. The restaurant decor is like an old ship. Able to sit down quickly I ordered a la sliver fish instead of the seafood. Had the chicken with bacon and wrapped in filo. It...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Michelle C
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to review Britannia. We are glad you enjoyed your time here. You should definitely come back for the seafood, we would love to show you another night of hospitality and tasty fresh seafood cooked by Helen or...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In delightful Queenstown recently, my wife and I came upon Britannia for an early evening meal - and we're glad we did. This is a great little restaurant and we thought the ship's galley theme worked really well with private booths, subdued lighting and table...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jonathank7
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Jonathan, We are so glad you were able to take in the whole experience of the ship with the lighting, soft music and themed fittings. We are even happier you loved the food and service as we try very hard to keep these at...More

Reviewed March 10, 2019

This was a lovely place to eat. The food was superb and the service was friendly and efficient. When seated, we were advised that there might be a long wait for the main course due to the presence of a large group, but we waited...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Colin M
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Colin, Thank you for your time in providing us feedback on your experience. The team are very pleased your time on the ship was enjoyable, we hope to see you guys again soon. Big thanks, Team Britannia

Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

Atmosphere: Decoré of a ship. Felt it was too dark and had a heavy feeling. I think it could have been modernised and still maintain the feeling of a ship in this era. In the outdoor seating, the glass roofing needed to be cleaned, off...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank AnaJarr
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Hi AnaJarr, Thank you for your feedback, it has all been taken on board. We are glad you enjoyed your service experience on the ship. Kind regards, Team Britannia.

Reviewed February 12, 2019

A strange layout for this restaurant, the upper dining area is set out to resemble a wooden hulled ship. Apart from the décor the service and food could not be faulted.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RonP967
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 19, 2019

Thank you for your review. The experience of being on a ship is not for everyone but we are glad you enjoyed the service and food. Regards, The crew on the ship;)

Reviewed February 9, 2019

Despite the range of restaurants in Queenstown we visited this establishment twice and it was excellent on both occasions.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank martindavies2016
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Hi Martin, That is a huge compliment thank you very much. Hope to see you again soon ;) Big thanks from the crew at Britannia Restaurant!

Reviewed February 2, 2019

A super meal served by lovely people and reasonably priced (for New Zealand). Highly recommended, steak and monkfish both excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank petern156
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 11, 2019

Thank you for your review Peter! The team are over the moon that their hospitality is received well and matches the food alike :). We are so glad you enjoyed your evening on the boat. Kind Regards, Team Britannia

Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

Came here with family. The vegetables soup is nice, garlic bread is very tasty, and our main course — lamb is awesome! Cool place :)

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 634carries
BradI70, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Thank you for the review. That Britannia lamb is tough to beat in this beautiful area!:) Kind Regards, Team Britannia

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