Just because they can be found in the Southernmost major city in New Zealand doesn’t mean Dunedin restaurants are content to sit in the culinary shadows.
From Japanese to Italian, and everything in between, Dunedin restaurants don’t hold back when it comes to offering visitors a taste of cuisine from all over the world. A mixture of cultures calling this Southern city home means there’s plenty of choice when it comes to that evening time question ‘where should we eat?’. Similar to the humble people who live here, Dunedin restaurants are not ones to blow their own trumpets, so lucky we’re here to do it for them. Whether you’re feeling like fish and chips down at the beach, a cheap and cheerful Asian meal in town, or it’s time to celebrate and go all out with a fine-dining option, restaurants in Dunedin meet all your eating and drinking requirements.
A harbourside city means there’s constant access to fresh kaimoana, and if seafood hasn’t made it onto your plate before, Dunedin is very much the place to try it. Get greasy with a piece of battered cod, or sip on an oyster straight from the shell - Dunedin restaurants aren’t ones to judge how you like your food, they’re just here to offer it up in the best way possible.
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Prohibition Smokehouse in Dunedin has earned a reputation as the pièce de résistance for some of the best steak in the city.
Hidden under the Otago Peninsula Road overpass you will find PLATO, an eatery that is retro both inside and out.
Jizo Japanese Restaurant
The food covers all bases when it comes to Japanese cuisine at Jizo.
The kind of restaurant that every neighbourhood ought to be lucky enough to have.
Moiety wows with a tasting menu that is refined and approachable all at once.
A mean spot for burgers, beers and vibey energy.
Offering experiential dining in a way that is exceptionally high quality but also completely approachable.
Beachfront and Italian may not be the most common marriage on New Zealand shores, but it’s a marriage that works well at St Clair’s Esplanade.
Carey's Bay Historic Hotel
Dating back to 1874, Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel is one of the most popular pubs in Dunedin.