Capitol Restaurant

Capitol is a vibrant and warm, family-run restaurant that serves delicious local food with a strong focus on seafood and local, seasonal ingredients.


Dine - August 1 - 14

Windy City Soufflé

Souffler means to blow, and Capitol Restaurant were dreaming up their festival offering on a particularly blustery Wellington day. It was suddenly obvious that their story this year is the mercurial Wellington wind. The team are excited by the opportunity to make crayfish bisque and to cure their own salmon roe for this dish.

Dish Description: Koura (crayfish) soufflé with housemade salmon roe and gem lettuce salad

  • NFNut Free

Price: $28

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

*Booking required

Regional Beverages

Palliser, Pinot Gris: $14.50
Fromm, Syrah: $17.00

Capitol, Triple Lemon Soda: $6

Fixed Menu

Courses Outline:
Festival Dish: Koura (crayfish) soufflé with housemade salmon roe and gem lettuce salad
Seared venison loin with Mt Victoria porcini, potato gratin and salsa verde
Hataitai honey-poached pears with ginger crumble and lemon curd

  • NFNut Free

Price for three courses: $75

Burger - August 12 - 31

Act of Cod

Beer-battered blue cod with tartare sauce and iceberg in a Pandoro soft bun, with ripped chips and housemade ketchup

  • DFDairy Free_possible
  • GFGluten Free_possible
  • NFNut Free

Garage Project Beer Match: Golden Path

Price: $31 / with Garage Project beer $41

*Please note, this venue requires one burger per person

Availability: Lunch & Dinner

*Booking required

Cocktail - August 1 - 31

State of Grace

Scape Grace black gin, lemon juice, Capitol quince syrup and soda water garnished with dehydrated quince. Accompanied by a natural oyster with quince mignonette

  • DFDairy Free
  • GFGluten Free
  • NFNut Free

Price: $26