Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #14 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown

Known as much for its warm welcome as its dedication to fresh Kiwi produce, this steak and seafood restaurant is a firm favourite amongst Queenstown locals.

Inside, expect an intimate, cozy atmosphere and crackling fire or dine al-fresco and take in the busy happenings of Queenstown Mall with view to Lake Wakatipu.

The menu reads like a roll call of the most delicious produce New Zealand has to offer. Entrees include their signature seafood chowder and native mussels served in fragrant white wine & garlic sauce, while a main of local crayfish glistening with garlic butter is unmissable. Feeling friendly or just super hungry? Don’t miss the magnificent seafood platter!

Meat-lovers can take their pick from a fantastic selection of beef, lamb and pork dishes. From chargrilled steak with your selection of sauces to herb-crusted lamb and South Island venison, quality and flavour are guaranteed.

Their comprehensive Kiwi and Australian wine list has a particular focus on Central Otago Pinot Noirs and Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs. Open from breakfast until dinner.

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Captains Restaurant
The Mall
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
9.00am till late 7 days a week

Phone: 03 441 1633
Website: www.captains.co.nz/

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Ranked: #14 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown 14
Captains Restaurant
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Captains Restaurant accepts American Express

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We had a lovely evening with excellent food and even better service... at a moments notice our waitress managed to find a candle to put on top of the dessert to help us celebrate my husbands birthday. A special touch. We look forward to our next meal at the Captains Table.

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Christine Wardrop

The food was delicious. Had the scallops and mussels for entree, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the portion size of the tasty mussel dish! We had steak and the award winning lamb rack for mains. Steak was spot on, the peppercorn was tasty and went really well with the beetroot hummus & veggies in the house salad. The lamb was definitely the most tender lamb we've ever had and it was good to not have the solid blob of fat that very commonly plague a lot of lamb dishes!

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Wonderful dinner I went to restaurant as my friend’s birthday. It was so tasty and great service

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Melissa Cuadros

My friend and I had dinner here and it was great. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional and nice. I would love to go back :)

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Noel Islas

My partner and me we had a lovely evening in Captains restaurant. Located in the heart of Queenstown that restaurant its in the top of our list.
We had a lovely seat next to the fireplace, the staff was so friendly and the menu has choices for everyone.
For entree we had the scallops that were superb.
My partner had the fish of the day (wich I couldn’t resist and i tried a little bit)

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Anne Lonsdale

We had a lovely meal at captains restaurant where we went to too celebrate our sons birthday. They even bought out ice cream and a candle for him. It was a lovely touch his daughter just loved it. The staff was fantastic. We will certainly go back again.

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We loved our experience dining at Captains, the food and service were exquisite! We shared three entrees, a main and bottle of wine. Possibly should have had one more entree as we got a little hungry later on. Highly recommend the scallops, green lipped muscles and salmon!

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Isabella Hou

I took my parents and went to experience the dinner at captains restaurant. The waitress there are so attentive. We ordered Oysters, Seafood Chowder, Lamb Racks and the Surf and Turf to share between three of us.

I think what differentiates a good restaurant and mediocre restaurant is how to make the same dish better using whatever better ingredients, greater care to cook and serve. Captains is definitely one of the good ones.

The side salad accompanies the lamb racks is so tasty. unlike the borning green garden salad, I love how they used blended beetroot as the dressing and mingled with Kale and other roast veggies.

Main course are of expected quality. Lamb racks is no wonder award winning. surf and Turf is just simply tasty. I would say seafood chowder is good but I wouldn't say that's the best seafood chowder I ever tasted in my life.

Overall very pleasant experience.

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This is the reason first table works. Lived qt 9 years and never been. I am now a promoter of this restaurant. Yes, older style classic menu design, and would like lamb rack presented with a cut to it, but overall, awesome restaurant experience .

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Ling Patterson

Wow, awesome night out for my husband's birthday dinner with friends. all the food was absolutely perfect and the whole staff was very attentive, caring and really helpful.
I can honestly say that Captains Restaurant has been my favourite dining experience so far in Queenstown, thanks for giving us such a special night.

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We went for lunch and I had the ribs, they were delish. Excellent staff, checking up on us regularly and quick service. They were especially kind to my daughter who decided she wanted to sit at the bar to eat her food and colour in pictures provided by the staff. We had a great time!

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We've lived in queenstown for years but for some reason have never been to Captains. I was gutted to discover that we've been missing out all of these years, the food was fantastic and service very friendly and knowledgeable. The outside seating was relaxed and great opportunity to soak up the queenstown vibe.
Just when we thought that the meal couldn't get better, the chocolate fondant desserts arrived.
I really, really can't recommend this restaurant enough and we will definitely be back.

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Amazing dinner out for two! Had scallops, chowder, pork ribs and lamb rack. Thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes. Would recommend to anyone! And our waitress was lovely, great service

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One of Our favourite places to eat!! Waffles - AMAZING!! Calamari - AMAZING !! Steak- FLAVOURFULL!!thank you KELLY for looking after us the last 4 years of family holidays !!! X

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Dwayne Quirk

Great meal

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Carl Manglo

Good food, amazing service, great ambiance

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Keith Patterson

Fantastic evening, atmosphere and ambience capped it off

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We had a lovely evening with excellent food and even better service... at a moments notice our waitress managed to find a candle to put on top of the dessert to help us celebrate my husbands birthday. A special touch. We look forward to our next meal at the Captains Table.

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Good foods and an amazing service!!

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Christine Wardrop

The food was delicious. Had the scallops and mussels for entree, and we were very pleasantly surprised by the portion size of the tasty mussel dish! We had steak and the award winning lamb rack for mains. Steak was spot on, the peppercorn was tasty and went really well with the beetroot hummus & veggies in the house salad. The lamb was definitely the most tender lamb we've ever had and it was good to not have the solid blob of fat that very commonly plague a lot of lamb dishes!

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Wonderful dinner I went to restaurant as my friend’s birthday. It was so tasty and great service

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The steak I ordered was so tough that “tough as old boot” seemed to be the appropriate description of it. We raised the issue with the waitress, returned the steak and was told that the kitchen “will look into it”. We waited and eventually paid and left the restaurant without getting an answer. The restaurant charged us full price for the inedible steak.
The service was excellent but the poor quality of the food ruined the evening for us.
Not a place we’d recommend for visiting

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Jessica Matheson

The service was excellent, quik, polite and happy. The food was perfect, steak cooked to perfection. Will be going back for sure.

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Melissa Cuadros

My friend and I had dinner here and it was great. The food was delicious and the staff was very professional and nice. I would love to go back :)

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Charlotte Morton

Awesome food and service, can’t wait to return!

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Noel Islas

My partner and me we had a lovely evening in Captains restaurant. Located in the heart of Queenstown that restaurant its in the top of our list.
We had a lovely seat next to the fireplace, the staff was so friendly and the menu has choices for everyone.
For entree we had the scallops that were superb.
My partner had the fish of the day (wich I couldn’t resist and i tried a little bit)

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Great satisfaction。

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Anne Lonsdale

We had a lovely meal at captains restaurant where we went to too celebrate our sons birthday. They even bought out ice cream and a candle for him. It was a lovely touch his daughter just loved it. The staff was fantastic. We will certainly go back again.

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We had a lovely meal at Captains, the steaks were great!!!

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Overall great food and service! Steaks were cooked well, and the kids meals are a good size. The steamed veges weren't that great, not much flavour and not a great selection of different kinds of veges. Service was fast and friendly

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We loved our experience dining at Captains, the food and service were exquisite! We shared three entrees, a main and bottle of wine. Possibly should have had one more entree as we got a little hungry later on. Highly recommend the scallops, green lipped muscles and salmon!

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Carina Taylor

Lovely food and service within a nice relaxing atmosphere.

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Had the most amazing time at Captains, sitting outside in the sun, beautiful food that melted in your mouth and fantastic service. Would highly recommend and look forward to going there again soon. Thanks Mel

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Excellent food, excellent service

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A lovely dining experience. Glad we chose captains out of the many options!

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Julie Frazier

We had a delicious meal at Captains. Highlights were the venison and the whitebait (sauteed not in patties). I also particularly enjoyed the black forest trifle. Service was friendly and attentive, will recommend to friends :)

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Melanie Morrison

Lovely food. The steak and venison we had was cooked to perfection.
Great wait staff. Super efficient, friendly and professional.

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Great Service. Generous pouring of wine. The food was outstanding.

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Isabella Hou

I took my parents and went to experience the dinner at captains restaurant. The waitress there are so attentive. We ordered Oysters, Seafood Chowder, Lamb Racks and the Surf and Turf to share between three of us.

I think what differentiates a good restaurant and mediocre restaurant is how to make the same dish better using whatever better ingredients, greater care to cook and serve. Captains is definitely one of the good ones.

The side salad accompanies the lamb racks is so tasty. unlike the borning green garden salad, I love how they used blended beetroot as the dressing and mingled with Kale and other roast veggies.

Main course are of expected quality. Lamb racks is no wonder award winning. surf and Turf is just simply tasty. I would say seafood chowder is good but I wouldn't say that's the best seafood chowder I ever tasted in my life.

Overall very pleasant experience.

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Had a really great experience at Captain's. Will definitely go back with or even without first table.

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This is my first time to use the first table and i did have a great time with my friends!The food is very delicious!And the service is excellent!I will come for the next time.

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Mico Yang

Everything was brilliant!

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This is our family holiday GO TO!! We absolutely adore the atmosphere, staff are super friendly, great with the kids , we make sure on our annual holiday we are booked in every time !! Melt in mouth calamari !! Tender meat!! And the waffles !!!

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Paty Nogueira

Really like it, good food and service.

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This is the reason first table works. Lived qt 9 years and never been. I am now a promoter of this restaurant. Yes, older style classic menu design, and would like lamb rack presented with a cut to it, but overall, awesome restaurant experience .

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Craig Heyrick

Lovely meal ,lovely Setting and extremely competent staff. We will we will be back

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Michelle Adcock

Was absolutely fantastic. Thanks for the great food and service AAA+

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Never disappoint with the calamari !! Sooooo good ! Thank you ☺️

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Evan Baddock

Great meal and service in a beautiful setting by fire and window - special birthday treat with candle in dessert.

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Priscilla Parada

Good food and sauce very nice

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Catherine Stewart

Lovely, friendly service. Beautiful food & wine, we couldn’t fault anything, outstanding! Located in a great heritage building. We always recommend it to visiting family, friends & guests too

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Welcoming and cosy, great food and excellent service

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Shauna Burnes

Amazing seafood in a cozy setting. Service great too!

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Gene Dower

The food was delicious, we got a mix of meals from the lunch and breakfast menus and all the meals were decent sizes and very tasty!

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Excellent food & great service! We arrived way ahead of time (12:10pm instead of 12:30pm) and were allowed to be seated immediately. Ordered the BBQ ribs, the pasta of the day and the seafood chowder. All dishes were awesome!

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Ling Patterson

Wow, awesome night out for my husband's birthday dinner with friends. all the food was absolutely perfect and the whole staff was very attentive, caring and really helpful.
I can honestly say that Captains Restaurant has been my favourite dining experience so far in Queenstown, thanks for giving us such a special night.

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Beautiful old building in a great location. Staff were lovely and the food was pretty good. Worth a visit

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Katie Holden

Everything was amazing from the minute we walked in. Staff were super friendly. The atmosphere was warm cozy. Food was amazing. Fresh oysters to start, followed by perfectly cooked scallops and prawns. Steak was also cooked to perfection and my husband loved his fish of the day. We will definitely be back.

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Roxannej Jaques

great staff, food and atmosphere! We went for s girls evening but I shall definitely be back for date night <3

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We went for lunch and I had the ribs, they were delish. Excellent staff, checking up on us regularly and quick service. They were especially kind to my daughter who decided she wanted to sit at the bar to eat her food and colour in pictures provided by the staff. We had a great time!

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Jeanette Sembrano-Dioquino

We had an amazing dinner with sumptuous meal and excellent customer service. The ribs is a champ for me, juicy and complemented very well with its sauce. The seafood chowder is so good and creamy, perfect for starter to warm the cold weather. The place is situated just in the city and very convenient for any tourist. I can say that it is a must go to place whenever in Queenstown.

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Charlie Jordan

Went in for lunch, great food, great service. The Mussels are a must have.

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