We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Capilla Cafe & Restaurant

107 Appleby Highway | at Historic Church, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
+64 3-544 1910
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (6 reviews)
“duck breast” (4 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
International, Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
107 Appleby Highway | at Historic Church, Richmond 7081, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (95)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 92 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank Rosemary L
Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably our best meal in Nelson thus far, certainly rate above the so called top ones we've been to and been somewhat disappointed. Plenty of entree options, in fact hard to choose, I went with the ceviche ... So, fresh and flavoursome! The others had...More

Thank Scirocco11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely warm welcome and restaurant. Later lunch but people continued to roll in. Two ribeye steaks for my wife and I. A 2006 Himmelfelds Cab Sauv. to share. Yes 2006!! All delicious!!

Thank Neil C
Reviewed May 10, 2018

this chef is a great magician who really knows what he does. The food is simply perfect and it would deserve a high number of Michelin stars. This food is so precise, so careful balanced and handled with an amount of respect and love I...More

1  Thank Ben D
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch outside and thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed lunch. Food was excellent ant the service was just right. I would definitely visit again.

Thank 232Heather
Reviewed April 24, 2018

We had our work do here previously, loved this cafe/restaurant. They had a decent menu selection and we all loved our food, I would recommend :)

Thank Steph S
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

I’m not use to write reviews on TripAdvisor but La Capilla deserves it. We went for dinner and everything was amazing, the starters, mains, dessert... Moreover, the place is very charming. We have tried many top restaurants during our stay in NZ and this was...More

2  Thank JQueipoC
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

This is quite possibly the Nelson region's top restaurant. A high-end Japanese chef preparing European food; Spanish, Italian, French, in an old NZ colonial church! The times we've been have been truly special. A great place for a special occasion - and a good in-between...More

2  Thank Tracy N
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Richmond
Parkside Motel
72 reviews
1.31 km away
Gladstone Motel
49 reviews
1.67 km away
Oxford Court Motel
165 reviews
1.80 km away
Arthur Wakefield Motor Inn
2 reviews
2.04 km away
Nearby Restaurants
The Grape Escape
207 reviews
.36 km away
Three Rooms
175 reviews
2.03 km away
96 reviews
2.02 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ngarua Caves
151 reviews
3.26 km away
Seifried Estate Winery & Vineyard
16 reviews
6.02 km away
Lord Rutherford Memorial
8 reviews
6.45 km away
Private Driver Hire
18 reviews
6.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
January 26, 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
October 9, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$35
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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!!!
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing