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10 Kent Tce
Mt Victoria
Region: Wellington
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: New Zealand

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Review by: Hugh [DineOut VIP] (582) on


Have finally made it to a long-intended dinner at Capitol - a walk without reservation restaurant which is one of the stars of Courtenay Place. We opted for brushetta - sourdough heaped with a vegetable and cheese medley which improbably featured carrots yet that worked - great flavours and freshly prepared. My "chicken breast" (quotes because it was more than just the breast - a large side of free range chicken - sat on top of a potato and onion cake with a gravy/sauce which added to an already excellent combination. Broccoli and almonds; roasted new potatoes - vegetables prepared with the meals they were to accompany clearly in mind. Recommended.

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Review by: S Jane (29) on


Capitol rocks. We hadn't been for ages, luckily timed it perfectly for a table of four (by my calculations we got the only table that opened up after we arrived - phew).
Had a delicious aperitif waiting at the bar (escaping me now - grapefruit, vodka…oh a sea breeze I think).
Two of us shared raw oysters (Tio Point) with a red onion vinegar dressing) - yum.
I had gnocchi with tuatuas, peas and white wine for main (I think I had the entree size, which was perfect after the oysters). It was actually perfect.
P had the half crayfish on a delicious sounding slaw.
S had the vegetarian pasta with two types of cheese, she said it was great.
M had scallops with proscuitto dust - wouldn't share - how mean.
S had pork belly which after the pasta she struggled to finish, but apparently it was worth the struggle.
M had duck leg confit - again wouldn't share, but it was TDF he said.
We shared a bottle of Ata Rangi Celebre, which went well with everyone's choices.
The dessert special was strawberry cheesecake with ginger crumbs and about 5 other elements, sadly I was too full to even try any but the two who had it said it was delicious.
I rate this as one of the best dining experiences in Wellington.

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