When you visit a city like Wellington, you can rest-assured that the odds of satisfaction are stacked in your favour – particularly when it comes to artisan coffee, craft beer and fine dining.
Despite being a team of staunch Aucklanders, we've enjoyed a lengthy and not-so-secret love affair with Wellington, and long-admired the city's unwavering ability to deliver the best foodie offerings across the board – with Capitol Restaurant prime example of this.
This chic, charming little Mount Vic corner spot boasts a contemporary Italian-inspired menu, calling on fresh, plentiful local produce to dream up inspired seasonal dishes. This is the kind of restaurant you'd visit time and time again, devouring shared plates among family, friends or someone special.
The menu here is classic and refined, adhering to a no-fuss policy. Think red wine bucatini with veal and pork meatballs or fish of the day with braised baby leeks, sliced potato and saffron butter. Whether you're craving a seriously mouth-watering plate of fresh oysters to share, a dry martini at the bar or the full dining experience – think crackled pork loin with roast red cabbage and shredded pear slaw – chef Tom Hutchison and his team will ensure your Capitol experience is one that stays with you, long after you depart the windy city.
To celebrate Wellington's best local artisans and commemorate our favourite foodie month, this week, we're giving away a $150 restaurant voucher to one lucky Dish reader, to be redeemed during a single dining experience at Capitol Restaurant.
This competition has now closed.