Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #11 of 68 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: #11 of 68 restaurants in Queenstown 11
Captains Restaurant
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Zoë Klintberg Nagy

The best Eggs Benedict and the best Chowder. Such a fun interior: vintage-yet-modern. Everything was perfect!

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Great cozy restaurant. Between us, our group tried fish, steak, venison and ribs. All enjoyed our meals and service was friendly. Is conveniently in middle of town with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Friendly waitresses and food was good. Thanks

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Rachael Carty

Fantastic service and amazing food - I left sooo full! I love how cosy it is inside, has such a lovely atmosphere. We were well informed of how the menu worked (eg sides are generous and good to share), and they were super helpful with dietary requirements, clearly knowledgable in how things were cooked in the kitchen and double checking with us what could and couldn’t be eaten (dairy and gluten). Would definitely recommend eating here we loved it :)

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An all round excellent experience, our North Island friends were most impressed!

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Two of us popped in for lunch. The restaurant is not large, interestingly laid out, and has a back door. We had the oysters au naturalle and the blue cod with chips. Both served promptly, well presented, and delicious. Then a coffee and back out to enjoy some more of Queenstown.

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Jessica Chiang

We went to the Captains to celebrate Michelle’s birthday and was great choice.food and service was at,we will be back for sure!(our waitress did very well to remember so much)Many thanks!

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Good food, good service, defenitely come back again

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Mervin Canlas

Divine food and excellent service!

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Stuart Grieve

Wonderful meal and service. Would recommend highly.

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Filo Behari

Staff and food was absolutely awesome. Thankyou very much

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Our favourite restaurant didn’t let us down on First Table. Thank you to the staff.

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Excellent business restaurant, caring service!

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Floriane CAILLOT

Best steak in town!!
My partner and I went for a early dinner at Captains on Sunday and we absolutely loved it!
The waitresses were really nice and the service was quite fast.
We had the oysters as a starter (delicious), and we had the salmon and a steak as mains. Everything was cooked perfectly, and really tasty. I have been living in Queenstown for the past 2 and a half years and that steak was the best I ever had in town!
Highly recommend dinning there!

Floriane

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Friendly staff and delicious food and coffee :)

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Joel Hillary

Was really great!

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Lovely finding experience. Unfortunately we were given the wrong steak and wasn't sure this was the case until we were given our bill. We didn't kick up a fuss but the waitress was very apologetic and offered idea dessert, as we were too full we declined this and she took our drinks off the bill. We thought this was very kind of her!

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Kevin Burton

We thought was just ok. We have eaten here in the past and food was amazing so we were a little underwhelmed. Service was excellent.

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Deanah Lloyd

Delicious food and great service.

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The lamb is very tender, the beef is delicious, and the salad with the side dish is also good, especially the French fries are absolutely perfect!

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Fantastic food and service!

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This is a must guys!!! The calamari is to die for!!!! Yum yum yum!! The girls are super friendly! We will always make a date free for this restaurant !!!!

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The staff, service and food were equally brilliant! We were looked after, informed of specials, checked on and delighted by the lovely staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Captains.

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Staffs were friendly. My fish & chips was beautiful but my husband’s sirloin was slightly tough.

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Ling Patterson

Best meal we have had in Queenstown for 25 years, excellent service and excellent food, staff so friendly and helpful, we will be back !

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Carlos Norambuena

Muy buena experiencia, sumamente recomendable, hermoso lugar y muy lindas personas!

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Ed MacIntosh

As usual a sterling job from the Captains team! Big fan of seafood so the salmon and mussels are fab, the best for me though is the calamari! We also had the lamb rack which is amazing, slow cooked to perfection.
Great setting outside on Mall St too, great for people watching, and some great tunes from the busker opposite.

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Enjoyed our experience from start to end! Food was beautiful and service amazing. Will be back

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Ali West

Awesome customer service, the food was great and really big portions.

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Mark Smith

Friendly helpful staff, quick seating and service. Food of very nice and well presented.

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Gill Dowling

Great restaurant with delicious food and friendly service. Would recommend trying the lamb for main course!

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Jason Riley

Food was ok. Disappointing that a couple of the major items on the menu weren't included in the First Table dining experience. We were aware of this at the time of booking, but still it would have been nice. Staff were friendly. Lovely atmosphere

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Superb lunch, amazing food and service absolutely loved it, we will be back!

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The steaks were very tasty and well cooked. We will be back . Awesome

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Great food. Ribs are fantastic and great service!

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Sheenagh Brooks

The food and service was fantastic! Will definitely go again.

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Fabulous time at Captains Restaurant. Excellent food and very friendly helpful service. Thanks so much

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Laura Westra

Service & location amazing! We had such a lovely lunch thank you. The menu needs a wee bit updating but still a nice experience.

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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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Leony Dudfield

Great service from the staff, nice & relaxing to sit outdoor. Food was good, we tried Calamari, was nice & crispy. Kids seemed to like their fish & chips as well.

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Great service and food was amazing!!! My steak was cooked perfectly! :) shame I didn't have space to try any dessert, which looked really good too!

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Special bar lamb chops and steaks, especially the love of foil potatoes, fried just right!

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Abbe Moffatt

Family lunch. Everyone loved it.

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John Kwok

Food was awesome! We had the scallops, seafood chowder, prawns and a steak. We tried many restaurants in queenstown and Captains is in my top 3. The service was impeccable. Offered to taste the wine before we ordered. Allways asked if everyting was okay. Polite and always had a smile. Will definitely come back. 5 stars

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Delicious food, perfectly prepared. Thanks to the staff for the friendly service and joining us singing Happy Birthday to mum!

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What a great restaurant!! All four of us had the fish of the day (monkfish) it was so delicious! Service was really good, the lady that looked after us was super friendly! If we are ever back in Queenstown we will be going back there :)

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I had a great time.
food also very nice.

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Sina Stahn

Excellent service, incredible food, beautiful and cozy atmosphere. No more to say... Thanks a million, we’ll be back. x

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good restaurant, nice oysters and steak. recommand to book it.

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Good lamb and seafood.
We really enjoyed it.

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