Dunedin restaurants

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…
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, veggies and cheese …
Top Choice Burgers in Dunedin

Good Good

The crafty cooks here sizzle up famously good burgers from a kitchen in a retro caravan parked inside a cool warehouse space. There's tags on the walls, couches on the floor, electronica on the speakers and occasion…
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…
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 unpromising locale and kooky decor (including collections of toys and beer tankards) gives little indication of the seriously good food on offer at this relaxed eatery. Fresh fish and shellfish, including oyster…
Italian in Dunedin

Esplanade

A prime position overlooking St Clair Beach is only the beginning at this relaxed Italian cafe-restaurant from the same team as No 7 Balmac. Drop in during the morning for an espresso and a panino, or come by in the…
Italian in Dunedin

Etrusco at the Savoy

This boisterous pizza-and-pasta joint resides in the elegant Edwardian dining room of the Savoy, with its moulded ceilings, stained-glass crests and green Ionian columns. It's a slightly strange fit but it works, wi…
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…
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 …