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Capitol Dining Room & Bar

Lovely little cafe, perfect for dining alone or with your friends!

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Capitol Dining Room & Bar
November 7, 2011

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Capitol Dining Room & Bar

Another chef who will be one of the stars at the WLG Pop Up Restaurant next week is Tom Hutchinson; head chef and owner at Capitol.

Serving up brunch, lunch and dinner; the menu is based on classical Italian style, seasonal and show casing the local produce. The brunch menu is a little different to your usual items, but provides a great range of options for everyone.

With big windows, it is a bright space to have a bite to eat, or enjoy a drink at the bar.

I went for the french toast, and it wasn’t too sweet at all. The toast itself was light and fluffy, and the shaved apple and passionfruit made for a delicious combo.

Capitol Dining Room & Bar

Phone: +64  384 2855
Address: Embassy Theatre, Kent Terrace, Wellington


Tickets now on sale – WLG Pop Up Restaurant


This year’s menu will include tapas-style shared plates created especially for WLG by some of the Wellington regions most sought-after chefs for only $35, including Rex Morgan, head chef at Boulcott Street Bistro and one of the select few chefs to have won all of New Zealand’s culinary awards, Shaun Clouston, head chef at Cuisine Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year 2009 – Logan Brown, Tom Hutchinson, head chef and owner of Capitol, one of the Wellington’s most successful restaurants and Terry Lowe, head chef at Black Barn Restaurant and Vineyard Hawke’s Bay voted by Cuisine Magazine as New Zealand’s best winery restaurant in 2011.

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via, although there will be limited walk ins accepted.

Iron Chef Shellie visited Wellington as a guest of Positively Wellington Tourism.


8 comments on “Capitol Dining Room & Bar
  1. Michelle chin

    the french toast looks so decadent but I have a feeling that it will not taste too heavy. 🙂

    November 8, 2011 at 8:33 am
  2. Ashley

    Ooh, is that all cheese on the mushrooms and toast? Looks delish! 🙂

    November 8, 2011 at 8:34 am
  3. Hannah

    What an inventive take on French Toast! I think I’d miss the maple syrup though 😛

    November 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    • Iron Chef Shellie

      I drizzled maple syrup over the top still 😉

      November 9, 2011 at 8:18 am
  4. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Love that combo of seared scallops and pancetta crumbs! Looks like those chefs are literally cooking up a storm!

    November 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm
  5. Nic@diningwithastud

    Everything looks so tasty! I’d go the mushrooms I think. Im a bit obsessed with them at the moment lol

    November 9, 2011 at 8:24 am
  6. Christy

    Wow, the food looks amazing!:) I especially love the french toast with shaved apple and passionfruit salad, and also the scallops and mushrooms….lovely!:D

    November 9, 2011 at 11:36 am
  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Yum! They do comfort food so well there. I have NZ on the mind too as I just got back from there yesterday 🙂

    November 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm
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