Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant
Monday6:00 – 10:00 pm.
Tuesday12:00 – 10:00 pm.
Wednesday12:00 – 10:00 pm.
Thursday12:00 – 10:00 pm.
Friday12:00 – 10:00 pm.
Saturday12:00 – 10:00 pm.
12 The Octagon
It’s your twenty year anniversary, one of those big milestones and you’re feeling the pressure to make the occasion special. Or perhaps its your third date and it’s time move the romance out of the coffee shop and on to the candle-lit dinner. You need somewhere a little fancy and a bit quiet, because you’re going to need to make some serious eye-contact across your table without too much distraction.
Upstairs in the Octagon, Bacchus is based in one of Dunedin’s oldest buildings, built in 1888. This classy establishment is simply focused on serving fine cuisine, and pairing it with delicious wine to match, the perfect scene for a romantic date or an intimate dinner with good friends.
After 21 years of operation, Bacchus has established itself as the oldest running and most well-revered restaurants in Dunedin. Their wine lists features some of the finest Reserves from New Zealand, Australia, France and Italy, and have been awarded the 'NZ Beef and Lamb Hallmark of Excellence’ for the last fifteen years.
There couldn’t be a better excuse to don your dusty dinner jacket and slap on some cologne, or slip into some heels and try out out the old hair curler. Dress up some evening and wander upstairs to Bacchus to appreciate the best of wining and dining that Dunedin has to offer.
Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann
12 The Octagon
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