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 to the likes of venison loin and dry-aged beef. If you…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Dunedin

Bracken

Bracken's 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 without being t…
Top Choice Market in Dunedin

Otago Farmers Market

This thriving market is all local, all edible (or drinkable) and mostly organic. Grab felafels or an espresso to sustain you while you browse, and stock up on fresh meat, seafood, vegies and cheese for your journey.…
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 …
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 …
Cafe in Dunedin

Starfish

Starfish is the coolest creature in the growing restaurant scene at St Clair Beach. Pop out on a weekday to score an outside table, and tuck into gourmet pizza and wine. Evening meals are big and robust (steak, fish…
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 …
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…
Scottish in Dunedin

Scotia

Occupying a cosy heritage townhouse, Scotia toasts all things Scottish with a wall full of single-malt whisky and hearty fare such as smoked salmon and Otago hare. The two Scottish Robbies – Burns and Coltrane – loo…
Turkish in Dunedin

Paasha

Authentic Turkish kebabs, dips and salads are faithfully created at this long-running Dunedin favourite. It's a top place for takeaways, and most nights the spacious and warm interior is filled with groups drinking …