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Steak and Seafood Restaurant serving breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week in the heart of Queenstown
PRICE RANGE
USD 8 - USD 61
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Grill
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great experience. We are locals and tried this for the first time. The seafood platter was delicious and Jemma was a super fun host who made our dinner extremely enjoyable

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely evening with great food and wonderful service from Jemma who really had to twist my arm to order that second mulled wine!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place . Ambience was awesome and staff were so attentive and friendly. Jemma was our waitress and she was amazing ! We loved our food and service . Thank you .

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal, fresh seafood was delicious. However, it was the service from our waitress Jemma that really made our night - just brilliant!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly I’ll say the staff were very accommodating, we didn’t have a booking on an exceptionally busy night but they squeezed us in. Service was extremely good, very friendly and helpful staff. The drinks options were comprehensive, good selection of cocktails. The reason we’ve only...given it an average rating is the food. We ordered the seafood platter, at $188.00 we were expecting something special, especially given it’s the most we’ve paid for a platter anywhere in the world, unfortunately our expectations were not met, fell well short. The oysters (Bluff), were obviously 2nd grade as three of the 6 were smaller than a 50 cent piece. The crayfish (half) was badly over cooked, the meat almost mushy, and the mussels were not much bigger than the small oysters, and to top it off they forgot the smoked salmon. The small salad for two people was really only enough for one person. All in all really disappointing. We will note they give us 10% discount off the platter because they forgot the salmon. I hope they do take this feedback on board and make the improvements to the seafood platter as it’s a very nice restaurant with a great atmosphere.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Captains Restaurant, Owner at Captains Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your feedback. We have spoken to the Chefs about the overcooked crayfish so hopefully that shouldn't happen again. We are currently in the midst of a staff crisis so there are a number of new chefs who are adapting to our menu. With...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has amazing food. Staff were so helpful and the experience is something everyone should do. We had the lamb slow cooked, pork ribs which are to die for and the seafood chowder is unmatched.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022

Good pub grub and a good varied menu. Service was ok but average as there is clearly a shortage of hospitality staff in queenstown and you need to bear this in mind.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

We had breakfast and dinner here. Family of four. Both times the restaurant was very busy. Took a while for the breakfast to come but that was understandable given how busy they were on a Sunday morning. The staff were excellent. Dinner in the evening...was also great with normal service resumed. Definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Queenstown.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022

With a very large amount of restaurants to choose from in Queenstown, we finally decided to try Captains as they had pork ribs on the menu and we were keen to try them. It was a busy night and staff were rushed, but they did...a good job and we had no complaints. The ribs were delicious, falling off the bone and with a basting sauce that was not too sweet. It was accompanied by chips and fresh salad. We left, happy with our choice and will probably return for a steak before we leave.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

a nice little restraunt in the centre great food great service would definately visit again when next in queenstown

Date of visit: June 2022
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Captains Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5