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Britannia Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
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The Mall, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The main restaurant street was packed on a rare dry evening in Qtown so we opted for an upstairs pub/restaurant and glad we did. The old timbers and great nautical antiques and ship models will satisfy many a sailor. The food is fresh, moderately priced and nicely presented. A well stocked wine cellar and drink list should satisfy most folks.... More 

Thank Robert R
Swansea, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly apologies for not reviewing earlier as we were there in April this year. This is Queenstown's best kept secret!! We discovered by chance this gem of a restaurant -away from the hussle and bussle of downtown Queensland. Brian the owner and all his staff made us really welcome and the food was so delicious that we ended up going... More 

Thank beverley1504
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a bad experience, tasteless, unclean oysters, starchy fish chowder, salty chicken, we were very disappointed, we had great food in Queensland until our last night that we tried this restaurant. The server was friendly.

Thank Laurie H
Brian M, Owner at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this review

A very strange review when you consider we don't flavour or clean the oysters as they are natural ,the seafood chowder is the same as we have been serving for 30 plus years, and we continue to get rave reviews on it, and we do not add any salt to the chicken dish. The staff received no complaints on the... More 

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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here many times and it's always good. The food is always great (excellent steaks) and the staff are always friendly. To be different try the spotted dick desert!

Thank deang243
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You could easily miss this quaint Restaurant up stairs but it's certainly worth trying the place was just like being on an old ship The staff were great very prompt service the food was beautiful we couldn't fault it it's been in business for years and that says it all if they were no good they would be long gone... More 

Thank Lynda G
Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Fabulous. The food, the friendly service, the atmosphere, the unique and detailed decor, reasonably priced - everything about this place was fantastic. We came here on our first night in Queenstown and went back there for my birthday dinner a week later. It didn't disappoint.

Thank jacksnacks6
Cincinnati, Ohio
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68 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

In looking for a good place for seafood, we stumbled upon the Britannia restaurant. AWESOME atmosphere, great drinks, and absolutely excellent fresh food, you really can't go wrong. It's in a common alley with many other stores but you can miss it if you aren't looking hard enough. Just go and enjoy as the prices are good and everything else... More 

Thank SolutionsKid
Hallett Cove, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Hidden away with the entrance at the mall, this place is like being in the hull of an old ship or in the captains mess (once again of an older ship). Atmosphere is great, food was great and the staff were all friendly and helpful.

Thank Bel662015
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

If your after a great tasting, wholesome meal then this is the place to go. Great price and Brian and his crew have amazing hospitality - will def be back on all our snow trips! Kaysi

Thank KC-Lala
Sao Paulo, SP
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54 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The best restaurant in Queenstown. The staff is very friendly. The food is delicious. The decoration is unbelievable.

Thank XikoNeto

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mall, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 442-9600
Britannia or HMS Britannia is one of Queenstown's oldest restaurants. Established 25 years ago and is fitted out like a old sailing ship

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?