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Britannia Restaurant

Unfortunately Britannia Restaurant has closed for business.

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Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

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

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Britannia Restaurant

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Reviews

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 meal and big. A bit of a wait as busy but it was worth it.
Enjoyed the 60s music

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Yet another fantastic meal at this icon of a restaurant. So sad that this was to be my last meal ever there as they are closing down. Thanks guys, one of few consistently good restaurants over the past 35 years!

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Priscila Ackermann

Seriously the best steak and salmon I've ever had!!! That's why I will make one more trip there for that salmon before they close down! :) really great stuff too :)

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KaYan Tang

We had dined at Britannia couple of times. The atmosphere, service and the food are excellent as always!

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Bec Machej

Our group had a wonderful experience at Brittania. Definitely recommend checking out this icon before it closes it's doors for good next week! Thank you to the chef and crew!

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Booked Britannia for my husbands birthday dinner. Food was fresh and delicious, and staff went above and beyond to make our experience special. One staff member had overheard it was his birthday and put a little surprise candle and 'happy birthday' piping on his dessert! Couldn't fault the food or service - highly recommend.

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Priscila Ackermann

Amazing as usual! Still going to try some more dishes before they close down, as everything there tastes amazing and great portions:)

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The food was great.
Really enjoyed it and the service was really good as well.
Would recommend this restaurant.
With the First Table you can definitely not go wrong.

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kerri sherwood

Well the waitress was amazing in she dealt with out complaints beautifully , First we ordered garlic bread as entree , never arrived - she gave a free drink to make up for the error. The my friends steak was ordered medium rare but as he got to the middle of it - is was completely raw - she offered him a new steak and we said no just cook the piece left again. I have been going to this restaurant since mid 1980's and it is as good it was then. The waitress was a credit to the restaurant and needs a pay raise for handling customers over and above what was necessary. I will happily return.

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Nice meal , good staff.

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Amin Maghsoudi

Everything was great

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Priscila Ackermann

Great service and best steak ever! Shame they are closing soon as it's been one of my top restaurants for the past 11 years :/ but keen as to try the new mexican soon :) I'm sure it will be just as great!

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Tonya Chang

The staff were so friendly - great experience

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Rudolf Ladyzhenskii

Really tasty food,

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Emma Costigan

You can't beat Queenstown on a beautiful summer's night - add to that a balcony over looking the busy town below and you know you're in for a good night. Attentive staff, willing to have a chat and meet your needs. Fantastic food, huge servings and cooked to our individual taste buds. The steak was delicious and a perfect follow up to the calamari starter. Cold beer on tap and the breeze in our hair, you couldn't ask for much more. Highly recommend - you won't be disappointed.

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Rummenigg Gomes da silva

Great food and awesome service

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Great place and delicious food - really recommend!

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Craig Heyrick

Great friendly service, great food and even without first table good value cl

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Sattapa Rakroongrueng

It’s very nice restaurant! Good food good service thank you :)

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Karl Udy

Wonderful maritime theme and setting feels like a real boat without the seasickness. Excellent seafood (had mussels, salmon and prawns) and steak - recommend sinbad sizzler

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Vicki Hopps

Great service and food

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Great atmosphere, food was really good, service was great. Left happy and very full!

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First class food. Excellent service. Great venue. Thanks.

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I love the scallops

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Vicki James

Worst meal we have had in Queenstown in 7years. This was bad from the moment we walked through the door. Decor was old and dirty, and the food wasn’t any better :( really disappointed. The only saving grace was the lovely Canadian waitress we had.

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Cláudio César Gonçalves

Excellent

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David Glover

Great food and service. A nice environment for the evening!

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Edith Nixon

Excellent food and service.

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Brandon Hunt

Lovely atmosphere, great staff and yummy food! Would deffinetly visit again.

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Great to catch up with brother and partner after Queenstown marathon, food at Britannia hit the spot big time

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Lorraine Devaney

Great service and good. Original atmosphere and catered for our 9 year old perfectly. Thank you!

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First table is a great way to try out a restaurant you haven't dined at before. Will definitely be back. Totally recommend. Steak cooked to perfection and marvellous service.

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Tony Kha

Staff were very friendly and accommodating.
Food was excellent, especially the steak.

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Very good!!!!thank you so much!!

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Barry Tomkinson

A lovely meal - the seafood platter is definitely worth a go :-)

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Lianne Fox

Great food with great service

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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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