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Britannia Restaurant

) #72 of 187 Restaurants in Queenstown $$ - $$$ European, , Seafood
The Mall, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“rack of lamb” (13 reviews)
“scallops” (15 reviews)
“steak” (29 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Seafood, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Mall, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the second season here for me and I come here every time! I live the atmosphere and the food is great value for money and tasty! It's exactly what you need after a long day boarding. For all you wine lovers I recommend...More

Thank KC-Lala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a large table. Unique restaurant with a ship/ medieval feel. Mains were tasty and huge. I had the lamb shanks

Thank meandmymrjoneses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere of Britannia is incredible and unique, you really feel like you're in a real pirate ship! It's cosy, quirky and intimate. The waitresses were very friendly and attentive and the owner came over to have a friendly chat and make sure everything was...More

Thank Sienna M
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

This was quite unexpected. We were struggling to find somewhere to eat in peak holiday season in downtown Queenstown. Up a dingy set of stairs off the mall we entered a unique restaurant which is decorated to appear as though you are in the bowels...More

Thank jeremythorpe
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for somewhere to dine on Tuesday night saw us stumble into a hidden treasure of quality food. What can I say other than it was a perfect setting sitting in the hull of a ship, it amazing how well it looks. Orders for drinks...More

Thank Brett W
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Had a great filet steak with all the trimmings. Service was a mixed affair and waitresses had different skill levels.set back from the street which may have been the reason it wasn't busier.

Thank georgematthews
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

I asked for medium rare for the rib eye steak but end up getting almost well done steak. Dont get me wrong . You might say i cut it after putting the steak for a while on the sizzling plate but no, i cut it...More

Thank Joanna N
Brian M, Manager at Britannia Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thanks for your review and you can be assured that the mussels were fresh as they come in daily.As far as the steaks concerned you should have told the staff immediately and it would have been replaced or you would not have been charged for...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

We went in without a booking. We felt like onboard a ship. The service was fast and the food was superb, beyond our expectations. Everyone enjoyed the food. The scollop was soooo tender and juicy. Will come back next time in Queenstown!

Thank Pudding20142014
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Go up the stairs and you are in the simulated hull of an old ship with booth seating and no windows. We had the fillet of cod, rice, and vegetables; also tried were the rack of lamb with small baked potato or rice, and vegetables....More

Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Visited here expecting a tourist trap, but was pleasantly surprised. We received perfectly cooked steak and venison, with perfectly cooked vegetables on the side. The food isn't fancy or tricked-up, but executed well. I was sad not to have room for some intriguing sounding desserts....More

Thank bouton12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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