Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #16 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown

Welcome aboard HMS Britannia.

A unique dining experience, your surroundings are a feast for the eyes. Decked out like an old English galley ship, the restaurant has faux teak, ropes, anchors and a ship's wheel.

The a la carte menu features international and fusion cuisine. Your taste buds are in for a treat with fresh seafood and the finest cuts of New Zealand meat available. Slow braised lamb shanks, the Admiral's special seafood platter and prime ribeye steak served on a sizzling platter are just some of the menu highlights.

Make sure you leave room for a Britannia Royale, a sumptuous chocolate boat filled with ice cream and rigged with a toffee sail.

With ship-shape service and a range of cocktails, beers and wine to accompany your meal, you'll be glad you jumped aboard the HMS Britannia.

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Britannia Restaurant
Upstairs in The Mall, Queenstown Central
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday from 5pm

Phone: 03 442 9600
Website: www.britannia-restaurant.co.nz/

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Ranked: #16 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown 16
Britannia Restaurant
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Britannia Restaurant accepts American Express

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Dawn Edwards

We had an awesome evening at the Britannia on Friday. As visitors to Queenstown we were not familiar with the restaurant and took a chance on it based on other reviews, and very glad we did.
It's a restaurant we could well have walked past as its upstairs from Queenstown Mall.
Our waiter for the night was extremely helpful and friendly.
I asked what the restaurant's signature dish was and he suggested a dessert called Britannia Royale.
We went ahead and ordered our mains, which were both beautifully cooked and presented.
We are not normally dessert eaters but ordered based on the recommendation and wow...this is an experience, a real work of art. A sailing ship, boat made of chocolate filled with grande marnier ice-cream topped with a handmade toffee sail. After ours arrived the people opposite us ordered the same, followed by the people at the next table. I wouldn't be surprised if it went on for the rest of the evening!
Highly recommend this warm, cosy and friendly themed restaurant for a wonderful dining experience

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Elaine Dy

Decided to dine here for my birthday. Made the best decision, it was all our first at Britannia. We love the ambiance, hearty meal indeed, the service was superb and the staff even gave us plates for the cake that my friends brought over which was unexpected. A happy birthday indeed for me, glad we choose Britannia Resto

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It was a superb service and food was perfection. We will definitely go back when we are back in Queenstown. Highly recommended. Thank you for the staff for accommodating us delightedly.

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Wonderful steaks on a winter’s night, thoroughly enjoyed every bite. We had the dessert for 2 and fought over every mouthful. We would highly recommend

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Kat Hughes

The best steak I’ve eaten in ages - fun restaurant and top-notch friendly service - excellent for families ... kids loved it

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Jen McGirr

This was our first time at Britannia and it completely lived up to expectations. The atmosphere was nice and cosy, so quirky with all of the maritime details. The food was excellent and the staff were great also. They were really friendly and helpful. The kids also enjoyed the kids menu. We finished off with their signature dessert the Britannia Royale. I just wished we'd taken a photo of it, I guess we'll just have to come back :-)

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I will definitely be taking friends and family back to this place! The staff were helpful and friendly, checking on the table regularly. We were "wowd" by the layout and set up of the restaurant and the food was absolutely amazing from the entrees through to dessert!

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This place is a gem! The inside of Britannia is like the inside of a ship, we opted to sit inside and were sat at a cosy little booth by candle light.

The food was fantastic, I ordered a steak, rare and it was perfectly cooked, my partner had the lamb shanks and they were huge with meat that fell off the bone - he was super happy!

The service was some of the best service I have had in New Zealand in a long time. They asked about our day, made sure the food was okay, waited until we had both finished eating to clear plates, checked on drinks when we were empty - top notch!

Would definitely go back and recommend to anyone heading down this way :)

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This is our second time dining at Britannia. I have always been so pleased by the service of the staff. The restaurant’s ship theme is unique and makes for a very neat experience. The food is great, and we have all sampled a wide range of dishes but the lamb shank always is a favourite. Portions are large so be prepared for that. It’s a fun place to eat and I’m sure we will go again!

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Leon-Anthony Smith

Had the 450gsm Porter steak. Incredible. Absolutely huge, so make sure you're hungry if you're ordering that. Service was great, really lovely waitress who was attentive, polite and lovely. Good wine and 5-star food. Really great setting as well, very intimate. Will definitely be back! Nice one.

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Marie Burch

One of the few restaurants in Queenstown largely unchanged in the last two decades. Unique decor inside like an historical ship's cabin and lovely balcony overlooking the Mall. Good service. Largely seafood but also all the red meats and chicken on the menu. Simple, but sufficient wine-menu. We ordered the (shared for two) seafood platter - delicious and generous! Then the signature 'chocolate ship, grand marnier ice-cream and toffee sail' dessert I remembered (never forgot it) from 20 years ago. Super happy with everything and highly recommend Brittannia - it has a good thing going - hope they don't change!

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Craig Heyrick

Very friendly staff but even they were outdone by their food.. the scallops were Devine as was the blue cod.. so good we came back the very next night at full price... Highly recommended

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Joshua Mark

Outstanding evening. The service was impeccable and the food was even better. I had the fillet which was cooked to perfection and my girlfriend had the sizzling steak which was also delectable. Also, highly recommend the mussels and prawns we had to start with. Even without the first table this place would still be great value for money. A hidden gem. Already planning our return.

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Rebecca Burgess

This place blew us away! Such incredibly friendly and energetic staff ,made us feel super welcome. Really awesome layout inside like the hull of an old ship.
We had calamari to start, lamp rack and venison.
My partner is from a cattle a sheep farm upbringing and he was even silenced at how perfectly cooked the meat was. Delicious, best meal in queenstown so far and such a bargain. Thanks first table!:-)

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Courtney Woodcock

Our meal at Britania was delicious! We shared a Seafood chowder entree, my partner had lamb rack and I had the lamb shanks. Could not fault the food or service - 10/10. Great atmosphere, a different kind of dining experience!

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Delicious hearty meals. The waiting staff were friendly and efficient. Loved having good ole potatoes and vegetables included with the mains.

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Dawn Edwards

We had an awesome evening at the Britannia on Friday. As visitors to Queenstown we were not familiar with the restaurant and took a chance on it based on other reviews, and very glad we did.
It's a restaurant we could well have walked past as its upstairs from Queenstown Mall.
Our waiter for the night was extremely helpful and friendly.
I asked what the restaurant's signature dish was and he suggested a dessert called Britannia Royale.
We went ahead and ordered our mains, which were both beautifully cooked and presented.
We are not normally dessert eaters but ordered based on the recommendation and wow...this is an experience, a real work of art. A sailing ship, boat made of chocolate filled with grande marnier ice-cream topped with a handmade toffee sail. After ours arrived the people opposite us ordered the same, followed by the people at the next table. I wouldn't be surprised if it went on for the rest of the evening!
Highly recommend this warm, cosy and friendly themed restaurant for a wonderful dining experience

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Really cute restaurant, it literally feels like you are in a ship. The mains are a generous size. A good pub style meal

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Christine Yenko-Uy

Had a lovely experience, the venue was candle lit, cozy, and interesting. The steak and veggie sides were divine and served with a genuine smile! Thanks!

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Awesome experience, as we have come to know. The salmon was piping hot and delicious. Enjoyed the calamari, prawns and rack of lamb too. We will definitely be back :)

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Samara Kerr

Loved the theme and steak was delish

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Ariel Wan

Kinda disappointed with the oyster:( and some other mains

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Excellent and friendly service and great food. Would definitely go back

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Qwerky little outfit with probably the best pub meal iv had in nz

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Michelle Adcock

Awesome place to dine. AAAA++++

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Angus Pyott

Great ambiance, fantastic food. Well priced. Recommend the Chocolate Boat for Dessert.

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Helen Smith

Once again Britannia did it’s self proud. Great food great service. Thi time we took our grandson not only did he love it but paid for the meal as an early birthday present for Helen this time both men had steak as the main cooked just as they ordered. The sea food was delicious & the sweet, 1 ship 3 spoons was a perfect ending

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Yasmin Richards

The service was great, the starter was a bit average, the rack of lamb was cooked perfectly:) the Drake Stake seemed to been under a heat lamp for a bit too long. We really liked the ambiance which is relaxing. We will be back

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Elaine Dy

Decided to dine here for my birthday. Made the best decision, it was all our first at Britannia. We love the ambiance, hearty meal indeed, the service was superb and the staff even gave us plates for the cake that my friends brought over which was unexpected. A happy birthday indeed for me, glad we choose Britannia Resto

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Livvy Kalb

Funky spot in Queenstown you wouldn’t think existed! Food was great and very cool atmosphere

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Peta Dubickas

Delicious lamb shanks and chicken burger. Kids meal was also good and substantial. Would recommend.

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Nicole Booth

Absolutely fantastic as always!!

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Great food and friendly service as usual! :)

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Evan Baddock

Beautiful meal in a character setting, very unique.

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Gavin Larsen

The service was great, the food was awesome, and the restaurant has loads of character. Bernie’s Chicken was a delicious starter and Drake’s Steak was succulent and juicy. A great place to dine.

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It was a superb service and food was perfection. We will definitely go back when we are back in Queenstown. Highly recommended. Thank you for the staff for accommodating us delightedly.

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Reasonably priced, nice atmosphere and servers were very friendly.
We ordered Bluff oysters knowing that it is not part of the 50% off 1st table.... best bluffies for this season! Very fresh. I had mussels...delish! Hubby had streak... tasty and well cooked.
Well done Team Britannia

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Amanda Cockburn

Food was great but one of the two staff didn’t seem happy to be there.

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Rej Alpz

We had a great time at Brittania. Amazingly delicious food and great ambience. Would definitely go back.

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Wonderful steaks on a winter’s night, thoroughly enjoyed every bite. We had the dessert for 2 and fought over every mouthful. We would highly recommend

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Kat Hughes

The best steak I’ve eaten in ages - fun restaurant and top-notch friendly service - excellent for families ... kids loved it

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Paulet Coetzee

Great venue, food and friendly service. Very welcoming.

Thanks
Jacques & Paulet

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Very good place and delicious food.

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Laura Kennedy

Girls night, first time in Britannia - super cozy environment, lovely service and homely, delicious food - thanks guys :)

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Rosana Garcia

Awesome had great decor! Great food, and excellent service! I would recommend this place for a fine dinning! It was great for keeping the kids occupied!

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The food was great-we had Cabin boy's blue cod and lamb shank-both were cooked perfectly. The setting of the restaurant was quite different as well. Overall a great experience

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Teanji Macdonald

Loved it, great homely food! 100% would go back!

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Jash Narayan

One of the best seafood restaurants I have ever been to. Excellent food and even better service. Will definitely highly recommend them.

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The garlic bread and main food was nice... but the calamari entree could be better and also the desert menu could do some improvement .
All in all was good

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Absolutely amazing as usual!!!! the steak with mushroom sauce is definitely to die for!

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Jordan Te Lin

Food is good. But, we wait for almost 40 minutes the food come. Just suggest improve the food come more fast.

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Igor Castro

Awesome experience!

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Amazing food and service~we will definitely come back again~

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Elaine Dias

The restaurant is tematic, you will feel inside the boat and everything there makes you think that. You can eat sea food or steak and the sea food is fantastic, until now brittania it's the best restaurant, i have ate ate in Queenstown. If you go there please eat the brittania dessert. But I'm sure that you will love everything

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Platter is worth the price!

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Great food and staff. Highly recommend

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Jen McGirr

This was our first time at Britannia and it completely lived up to expectations. The atmosphere was nice and cosy, so quirky with all of the maritime details. The food was excellent and the staff were great also. They were really friendly and helpful. The kids also enjoyed the kids menu. We finished off with their signature dessert the Britannia Royale. I just wished we'd taken a photo of it, I guess we'll just have to come back :-)

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Brittania has been one of my favorite restaurants in Queenstown since I arrived here 11y ago... never had a single disappointment... Always great food and friendly service, I can say their steak is probably like the best I've had in my life!! :)

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Lucas Ardhana

I had the lamb rack and it was so well tender with a bit layer of crispy makes it so delicious together with the special sauce of sour...... the place is warm with strong atmosphere like in ther Knight era of Britain, so enjoyable. definitely will come back for next round in Queenstown.

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I went for a dinner with my friend. We had seafood chowder and calamari as entree and from mains prawns and venison medallions. Everything was right, cooked up to standard and well seasoned. Calamari had nice soft texture and tasty curry type coating, seafood chowder few bits of seafood and creamy texture. Salads were quite simple, roasted veggies just basic. Meat and prawns were cooked nicely and were soft. Portion were quite big and we didn't try any desserts. I think it's a great restaurant if you want to play safe and have good regular food, although nothing spectacular. Thank you for great environment and service :)

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I had the monkfish and mussels and I am still dreaming about it :)!!! It was seriously delicious and also great atmosphere And service

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Luke Welch

Great experience all round. Brad welcomed us the second we entered and continued to offer great service throughout our meal. Food was delicious, and we really appreciated the suggested wine match for each meal. Thanks guys!

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Food was fantastic, very well presented and incredibly tasty. Service was excellent, environment is very pleasant.

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Claudio Villarroel

Food was great and very friendly staff, we really enjoyed our dinner, everything was beautiful all the way finishing with amazing desserts! thanks a lot!

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Lovely meal, very traditional. Lovely quiet restaurant it was nice to not have to shout to be heard. Food was great, Lamb Rack, Blue Cod and Sirloin all lovely. Good service with a nice friendly waiter

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