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“Great atmosphere” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Duke Carvell's - CLOSED

Duke Carvell's
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, Spanish, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

Their Italian hot chocolates are the best in town. The food is a bit pricey but if you go on 2 for 1 Monday it's a great deal.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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  • Korean first
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English first
Wellington
Level Contributor
65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Lamb Shoulder Roast to rave about”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Had a business luncheon at DC this week and this was first time at this lovely little restaurant. Great menu options and the best lamb dish I've had since ever... WE booked but it was a relatively quiet lunchtime service.

We were a group of six hearty appetites who started with a full range of the 'Small Plates' menu and they were excellent; taste, portion size and presentation. Light as a starter should be and full of distinctive flavours. Thoroughly recommend ALL the 'Small Plates' starters.

Our main dish was the Lamb Shoulder Roast and it was beautifully cooked; full of flavour and falling off the bone. I've eaten the best lamb in NZ (straight out of the paddock at a family farm) and this was up there. A Shoulder Roast did six of us with plenty to spare. Accompanying the Lamb we had a couple of side the stood out - the hand cut chips & the pickled cabbage.

DC has a nicely appointed decor and the service was as we like it; attentive without being intrusive.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Mexico
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

A real Wellington favorite - great atmosphere, charming staff, good food and an interesting wine list. Love.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Did not meet expectations.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2013

It was not a busy night when eating there recently. An indication should have been that other recommended restaurants were all busy. Service was good however the tapas dishes were not up to the expected standard. The restaurant is not inexpensive and I do not begrudge the cost when the food meets expectations and the experience is good. In this instance I left feeling let down. Maybe the chef was having an off night or maybe the reason it was not busy is because it is not as good as the competition.

Visited May 2013
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Eclectic food and surroundings”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I have recently been to Wellington twice and on each trip went to Duke of Carvells for breakfast or dinner Both times the menu had a varied choice of delicious meal options. Service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Every meal I have had has been delicious and perfectly cooked..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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