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La Capilla Cafe & Restaurant

107 Appleby Highway | at Historic Church, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1910
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“duck breast” (4 reviews)
International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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107 Appleby Highway | at Historic Church, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family choose this place to celebrate my birthday. I had a beautiful evening! The food was delicious (meat was just perfect and the vegetables too!), the team was very kind. There was even a pleasant live musician. At the end of the evening they...More

Thank Legien W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of the most interesting degustations we have had. Fantastic combinations of flavours and textures, with great combinations of chilli and sorbet. Full flavours but not heavy, truly internationally inspired. We were surprised at how affordable it was for such a treat.

Thank Philip M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely outside, service was good and attentive, was not busy and we did find the menu a little boring. Be great to have a platter to share for warmer days. Wine selection was good. We ended up having fish and chips which we’re ok but...More

Thank foodiesandwine
arepita_rellena, Owner at La Capilla Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. Our lunch service is more cafe style than restaurant style, it means we do menu for everyone. From fish&chips to Paella, so we have more than 15 different dishes such as gnocchi, risotto etc. I suppose you had tried at...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed all the dishes in our degustation but the cerviche and desserts were standouts. What a find this place is! 6 courses for $69 and a very skilled chef and great service. Couldn’t ask for more. We really enjoyed the historic church setting...More

Thank Gwen O
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with 4 friends (group of 6) enjoyed the unusual ambience, as this is an old church, but with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Excellent food selection to suit all tastes (chose seafood chowder) sensible size helpings, ideal for lunch. Excellent service, and reasonable...More

Thank Rich30303
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We just can’t get enough of “EXPLORING WITH LA CAPILLA DEGUSTATION MENU”. This degustation menu had 7 courses, all bursting of flavours and perfectly plated. The amazing chef of La Capilla creates perfect combinations in a lovely picturesque old church in Richmond. And what a...More

1  Thank Johnonta
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Yes, the food was good without been outstanding. On a very cold night the wood burner did not warm up the restaurant very much. It just did not work for us inside. It felt almost that we where having dinner still in the old church....More

Thank silverhead2016
arepita_rellena, Owner at La Capilla Cafe & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi there Thank you for your review. And I really sorry that you could not enjoy your night. I will explain about this church a little bit if you do not know about it. The reason that we are using this old church is I...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

My husband and I always celebrate at La Capilla. The food and service are second to none. There is always something exciting on the menu to tempt our tastebuds and to start great conversations. Recently we celebrated my birthday at La Capilla with our friends....More

1  Thank RosemaryL668
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Hubby and I signed up to first table and decided to go out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We recieved a 50% off discount for La Capilla which enabled us to make a good night of it and share our first ever 3 course...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 18 June 2018

This has got to be the hidden gem of the Tasman region fine dining scene! Superb food, top notch service. We did the degustation dinner menu - at $69 this is best value I've ever seen for such a meal. 5 courses + your choice...More

Thank NickLanigan
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Questions & Answers
26 January 2018|
Response from arepita_rellena | Property representative |
Hi there. Thank you for your enquiry. Our opening hour at this moment is Lunch service from Friday to Sunday, 11:00am till 3:00pm Dinner service from Wednesday to Saturday, 5:00pm till 10:00pm (last order 9:00pm) kind... More
10 October 2016|
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Response from arepita_rellena | Property representative |
Hi there. We open Christmas Eve 24th lunch and dinner but we close 25th and 26th of December this year. And back to open from 27th. New Year´s Eve 31st, open and closed on 1st and 2nd January. Christmas Eve and New Year's... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 33
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 107 Appleby Highway | at Historic Church, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 1910
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We are serving hand-crafted food made with much love based on Mediterranean cuisine. Japanese Chef who trained in various Michelin starred restaurants in Spain cooks for you using fresh local products. If you are looking for something tasty and healthy, this is the best option for you. We offer relax atmosphere and good food and wine, also your kids can enjoy in our playground. Come to have quality time with your family, friends and partner!!!
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