Top 10 European food in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand

May 31, 2020 Lean Nau

Discover Restaurants offering the best European food in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand. Rare yellow-eyed penguins, fur seals and the world's only mainland albatross colony share residence in Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city. When you're not watching wildlife, this South Island Otago Coast town also boasts impressive historic architecture from its days as a gold-rush mecca. Visit the 1906 Flemish Renaissance railway station or the country's largest center of higher learning, which resembles Glasgow University, thanks to the area's early Scottish settlers.
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10. Zucchini Bros

286 Princes Street The Exchange, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Table Service +64 3-477 9373 http://www.zucchinibros.co.nz/
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4 based on 261 reviews

Zucchini Bros

For Dunedin's most loved pizza and pasta over many years, come to Zucchini Bros. Freshly made pizza and pasta using quality seasonal local ingredients to creat delicious flavours. Locally made craft beers, wines and juices are also on the menu, as is home

Reviewed By trishymelbourne

Visiting with family from Melbourne. We enjoyed the warm setting and service. Unfortunately, the food was below average.I understand living in a larger city like Melbourne there is many pizza and pasta places that offer authentic great Italian food. So eating at Zucchini Bros we had an open mind. The creamy carbonara looked like it and just been poured from a can. The bacon pieces were like dots and they was only a a small amount of mushrooms. The presentation was also poor. Why scrimp on bacon and mushrooms? The taste was bland.The mussel pasta was better but the herb breads had dried herbs. I am not sure why they don’t use herbs from a herb garden.My family enjoyed the pizzas. Time for Zucchini Bros to re-evaluate. A more varied menu would help where they could offer other items than just pizza and pasta. The kitchen needs to get management to try a taste test and review some items on the menu.

9. Two Chefs Bistro

121 Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand French, European, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service +64 3-477 7293 http://www.twochefsbistro.com/
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4 based on 277 reviews

Two Chefs Bistro

Reviewed By IainM1729

I felt right at home, back in Edinburgh, when I entered this wonderful establishment. It is a wee bit pricey, but well worth the cash splashed. The food was excellent, the service was quick and efficient, the wine and selection of craft beers was good and the noise withinTwo Chiefs was at a reasonable level. Highly recommend this establishment. I will be baaaack,

8. Gaslight Restaurant

73 St Andrew Street, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Italian, French, European Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +64 3-477 7300 http://gaslightdunedin.co.nz
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4 based on 433 reviews

Gaslight Restaurant

Welcome to Gaslight. Take a step back in time as you enjoy the atmosphere of our boutique film noir themed restaurant set in an authentic 1890s brick building in the heart of the city. We offer a charming dining experience taking inspiration from French &

Reviewed By John P

Lovely looking restaurant. Service while friendly was very slow and not very attentive. Food was average, vegan risotto was bland and the gnocchi, which has good reviews, was "like a fried gnocchi with too much sauce" according to my son. Chips were excellent though. Wouldn't put on my must try again list.

7. Vogel St Kitchen

76 Vogel Street Warehouse Precinct, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Cafe, European, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +64 3-477 3623 http://www.facebook.com/Vogel-St-Kitchen-349100235271602
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4 based on 343 reviews

Vogel St Kitchen

Dunedin's coolest destination Cafe in the heart of the historic Warehouse Precinct. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 7.30 am - 3 pm, Saturday 8.30 am - 4 pm, Sunday 8.30 am - 4 pm.

Reviewed By NZTraveller20

Visited here on a rainy Dunedin morning. The fire was lit and there was a nice ambiance. The place is quite eclectic in it's decor but welcoming. The coffee was great as were our meals - eggs benedict with bacon and mushrooms with rocket, parmesan and thyme butter. The portions were generous and the flavours really good. They also have cabinet food including muffins and huge scones and offer wood fire pizzas in the evening. Would definitely recommend - the meals came out promptly and the service was good

6. No.7 Balmac

7 Balmacewen Road Maori Hill, Dunedin 9012 New Zealand European, Cafe, Grill, New Zealand Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free Wifi [email protected] +64 3-464 0064 http://www.no7balmac.co.nz/
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4 based on 323 reviews

No.7 Balmac

Dunedin's best kept secret eatery! We a have strong focus on sustainability, have small batch beers on tap, and a wine list of organic and biodynamic local wines. Delicious carefully prepared delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner available 7 days and 6 ni

Reviewed By Shiri_Sh_10

Very nice place with a warm atmosphere. Mashroom soup of the day was very good . Fish of the day was Salmon which was just excellent.

5. Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

12 First Floor The Octagon, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand European, Wine Bar, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-474 0824 http://www.bacchuswinebarrestaurant.co.nz
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4 based on 263 reviews

Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant

Reviewed By Jinny57

What a fabulous experience from the moment we sat down. Staff were professional and knowledgeable. The prawn cocktail was exceptional as was tge tuna tataki but it was the blue cod tgat won me over completely. Cooked to perfection as was the steak. No complaints or criticisms. Bookings are probably a must.

4. 1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin New Zealand European, New Zealand, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] 478-0801 http://www.1908cafe.co.nz/
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4 based on 538 reviews

1908 Cafe Restaurant

Reviewed By Marque01

This delightful cafe restaurant is a worthwhile destination for a pleasant 1/2 hour harbourside drive from central city in Dunedin to Portobello. It has elegant interior decor and ample indoor seating with options for outdoor dining when weather prevails. There is a very good range of menu options. This establishment is licenced and also offers a good selection of beverages. My wife enjoyed her French tarragon and pea soup while I had a most flavoursome thick seafood chowder. The service is very good and we found this a most pleasurable place to dine for lunch.

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3. Etrusco at the Savoy

8 Moray Place First floor, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Italian, Pizza, European Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, BYOB [email protected] +64 3-477 3737 http://www.etrusco.co.nz/
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4 based on 1368 reviews

Etrusco at the Savoy

We are a local Italian family owned and operated restaurant in Dunedin with delicious pizza, pasta and desserts. We offer BYO as well as a comprehensive world class wine list. Catering for intimate dining, family occasions, business dinner, graduation din

Reviewed By m0tt0w

I’ve eaten a few times here now and the food is always good quality, whether you’re having the pasta or pizza - the desserts are also delicious.The wait staff are pretty good, but can feel a bit rushed when it gets busy. The restaurant itself has a nice feel to it with great decor and original features from the Savoy, but it tends to get noisy and very warm inside when packed full of people (just in case either of these points are likely to spoil your dining experience!).

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2. Ironic Cafe and Bar

9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Dog Friendly +64 3-477 9988 http://www.ironiccafebar.co.nz
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4 based on 989 reviews

Ironic Cafe and Bar

**WINNER NZ CAFE OF THE YEAR 2014/2015** OUR FOOD IS FRESH, MODERN AND INNOVATIVE. We source most of our ingredients locally and also use our neighbours at the Otago Farmers Market, Evansdale Cheese, Cairnmuir Central Otago olive oil & fresh fruit & veget

Reviewed By RoslynP64

Ironic is a very convenient, centrally located cafe, that has a good menu, and Thursday to Sunday has gluten free savoury scones on offer. They also do a lovely gluten free berry and coconut cake. The coffee is wonderful, as are the staff. It is located opposite the magnificent historic train station and I would definitely recommend a visit here.

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1. Glenfalloch Restaurants

430 Portobello Road Macandrew Bay, Dunedin 9016 New Zealand New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +64 3-476 1006 http://glenfalloch.co.nz
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5 based on 242 reviews

Glenfalloch Restaurants

Dine in one of New Zealand's most beautiful gardens. Enjoy superb cuisine created with fresh local produce from artisan suppliers and imaginatively crafted by an award winning chef. Glenfalloch's menus change regularly to showcase the best of Otago's seas

Reviewed By Ausausaus

What a find this place was. 38 acres of beautiful gardens with a delightful restaurant/cafe. We had the blue cod special and it was melt in the mouth delicious. Service is fast friendly and efficient, gardens are manicured and very colorful and the view over the harbour us spectacular. Thoroughly enjoyed our visitKia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review.We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We love delivering superb cuisine created with fresh local produce from artisan suppliers which has been imaginatively crafted by our award winning chef and hosted by our warm, engaging and professional team.We hope you come back soon to enjoy dining in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful gardens. Glenfalloch’s menus change regularly to showcase the best of Otago’s seasonal ingredients and local delicacies. Guests can trust the chef to deliver a superb experience of creative cuisine, they are in very clever hands. Hannes has a Master’s Degree in Culinary Arts and Kitchen Management from Germany and has worked in five star restaurants both in Germany and New Zealand. Since Hannes and his partner Melanie became business partners of Otago Peninsula Trust for Glenfalloch Restaurant the restaurant has rocketed up the ratings, becoming one of the top places to dine in Dunedin. Hannes describes his style as Fusion Food, experimental but with a solid base; his classical training combines with his fresh thinking and experimenting to create taste explosions with sensational flair. We’re famous for our “Trust the Chef” experience which delights guests with surprising two, three or five course degustations.We are open Wednesday to Sundays 9.30am -3.30pm, plus from 5.30pm Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for delicious dinners. It’s a good idea to book as we are often fully booked with private celebrations.We are grateful for your support. Otago Peninsula Trust purchased Glenfalloch in 1969 to ensure that this splendid garden remained open for everyone to enjoy. Glenfalloch Garden and Restaurant is managed by Hannes Bareiter and Melanie Hartmann in partnership with the Otago Peninsula Trust to keep the gardens open for everyone to enjoy. We really appreciate your contribution.Hope you some back soon for some more delicious cuisine and warm hospitality!All the bestSophie, Marketing Manager, Otago Peninsula Trust EnterprisesPRESERVING AND ENHANCING OTAGO PENINSULA SINCE 1967

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