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“Excellent”

Captains Restaurant
Ranked #24 of 262 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, New Zealand, Grill
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Food was amazing, service was perfect. Could not fault this cosy restaurant. We had a lovely spot by the open fire. Would definitely recommend and will visit again.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Came here on Thursday, was amazing! I had pancakes which were freaking awesome! And the coffee was great too! Sitting outside the ladies thought I was mental (obviously in -4 degrees weather) but they were more then happy to come out and make sure I was happy! Love this place! Thanks to the two ladies looking after me! Service was great!

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Thank thinkbeth
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Perfect if you are looking for a warm atmosphere, good hearty food and great wines. The service is friendly and attentive, make sure you have the bluff oysters if you are visiting in season. Really nice way to finish off our visit to Queenstown.

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Thank AmyMel22
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We all know the story... Mary had a little lamb, it's fleece was white as snow; and everywhere that Mary went, that labm was sure to go''. Well... if it followed Mary to Captains in Queenstown, the chefs would have served that lamb up to Mary and she would have been a happy, happy camper.

As an Australian, you think you know your lamb and how it should be cooked - but was I wrong.

I have never, ever, had lamb that tasted as good as that served up but the masterminds behind the scenes at Captains. We had a variety of dishes with lamb of different cuts including cutlets, leg, little steaks and more. Each was cooked in a different way... baked, grilled, BBQ and more, Each was delicious. These guys really, REALLY, know their lamb, as shown by the multitude of awards they have received.

What else ? All the vegetables were lovely, the various entrees and starters really tasty. Everything was of the highest quality and freshness. A very good wine list with some interesting options including many local Pinot Noir choices - perfect with the various lamb dishes we tried.

Sticky date pudding? Ate it.. loved it. Cheesecake? Tried it, and immediately had order envy.

There is more than lamb available of course and for those of us who ordered the fish, the steak and the soup, happiness was assured. It was all good.

The staff are friendly and casual but very professional and proficient; we felt looked after and comfortable from the moment we sat down. The dining room is reasonably spacious with tables for 2, 4 and even a larger party of 16 or so, down the back and enjoying themselves. Cuttlery, napkins etc etc all fine.

Of all the places we ate in Queenstown, this was the standout. Amazingly good value for the quality of the food and cooking.

I will definitely be heading back next time we hit Queenstown (with Mary and her little lamb in toe).

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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We visited this restaurant upon the high recommendation of the tripadvisor reviews. The ambience was lovely and the service was friendly and faultless. The menu selection was great but the food quality was good but not outstanding, however, we did go with very high expectations. For example, the duck was not fall off bone or filleted. Ask for a table away from front door to avoid draughts.

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Thank Bazinga40
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