Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Dunedin

No 7 Balmac

We wouldn't recommend walking to this sophisticated cafe at the top of Maori Hill, but luckily it's well worth the price of a cab. The fancy cafe fare stretches from smashing brunches to the likes of confit duck and…
Top Choice Market in Dunedin

Otago Farmers Market

This thriving market is all local, all edible (or drinkable) and mostly organic. Grab a freshly baked pastry and a flat white to sustain you while you browse, and stock up on fresh meat, seafood, vegies and cheese f…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Dunedin

Bracken

Bracken's seasonal tasting menus offer a succession of pretty little plates bursting with flavour. While the dishes are intricate, nothing's overly gimmicky, and the setting, in an old wooden house, is classy withou…
Modern NZ in Dunedin

Plato

The kooky decor (including collections of toys and beer tankards) gives little indication of the seriously good food on offer at this relaxed eatery by the harbour. Fresh fish and shellfish feature prominently in a …
Korean in Dunedin

Miga

Settle into a booth at this attractive brick-lined eatery, and order claypot rice or noodle dishes from the extensive menu. Japanese dishes include tempura, katsu and incredible ramen soups, made with fresh noodles.…
Italian in Dunedin

Esplanade

A prime position overlooking St Clair Beach is only the beginning at this relaxed Italian cafe-restaurant. Drop in during the morning for an espresso and a panino, or come by in the evening for authentic thin-crust …
Cafe in Dunedin

Starfish

Part of the growing restaurant scene at St Clair Beach, Starfish is a popular all-day eatery offering decadent brunch dishes, good coffee and a great buzz. Pop in for a quick lunch on the balcony overlooking the bea…
Italian in Dunedin

Etrusco at the Savoy

New Zealand has very few dining rooms to match the Edwardian elegance of the Savoy, with its moulded ceilings, stained-glass crests, brass chandeliers, green Ionian columns and fabulously over-the-top lamps. Pizza a…
French in Dunedin

Two Chefs Bistro

French bistro dishes flirt with Asian and North African flavours on the plate, while high ceilings and dark wood conjure up a romantic ambience. Serves are small, but at least you'll be able to save room for one of …
Scottish in Dunedin

Scotia

Occupying a cosy heritage townhouse, Scotia toasts all things Scottish with a wall full of single-malt whisky and hearty gourmet fare like sous vide duck breast and smoked beef fillet. The two Scottish Robbies – Bur…