Plato

Monday6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Tuesday6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Wednesday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Thursday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Friday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Saturday12:00 – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 2:00 pm, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

2 Birch Street

03-477 4235

Hidden under the Otago Peninsula Road overpass you will find Plato, an eatery that is retro both inside and out. Formerly a hostel for seamen, Mondrian-inspired blocks of red, white and blue cover the exterior and interior walls, whilst upstairs in the bar the retro theme continues with tan coloured finishings and paintings of Tretchikoff looking girls.

Every vintage jug imaginable takes pride of place on shelves, windowsills and book cases in the restaurant. No matter where you turn you’ll be greeted by colourful ceramic and plastic knick knacks from days gone by. It’s a collectors dream but unfortunately nothing is for sale.

With a focus on fresh fish (they are located on the harbour front after all), local meat and organic herbs, expect a delicious and healthy meal.

Words by Abigail Egden & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

2 Birch Street

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