A local food lovers guide to Dunedin & South Otago

You’ll find that many of the best restaurants and bars around South Otago are located in Dunedin, many surrounding hubs are smaller and seek better dining options. When you arrive in Dunedin you will be amazed at the array of delicious options. If you’ve just moved to the South Otago or are thinking about making the move, here are some dining places the locals like to eat and say you can’t miss whilst in South Otago. Prepare your taste buds for an incredible experience.

Bar & bistro

Nestled in the Maori Hill neighbourhood is No7 Balmac, one of Dunedin’s best causual bistro-style restaurants. Offering the fine dining dishes to the likes of confit duck but also classic cakes and cabinet food. With meal sizes big or small you can take your pick at No7 Balmac.

Relaxed dining

Situated by the Otago Harbour sits seafood specialist PLATO serving delicious dishes for lunch and dinner. Aside from their stunning seafood palatte (all ethically and locally sourced) PLATO has their own microbrewery where they handcraft their own wine and beer.

For an easy-going, no hard decisions style of café, you must visit The Perc Café. A comfortable spot to get your morning coffee described as “Just a really awesome little café” serving house made goods and brunch offerings until 4pm.

Smoke House

With a love for meat, Prohibition Smoke House is a very unique restaurant offering a superb dinner experience. Before you taste the dishes on offer you will be amazed by the interior and its complexity. Accompany your meal with an exceptional cocktail and enjoy the atmosphere.

Easy & delicious

Not just a burger joint, but a premium burger restaurant & bar is Good Good situated in the heart of Dunedin. Offering a menu of gourmet burgers and sides Good Good has options for all dietary requirements.