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Scotia

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199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food atmosphere and service

I love this restaurant. 5 star dining without feeling you need to dress up or act like royalty. Maybe it's the region, but beautiful everything without being stuffy and with good quantity of food. Last time I dined I had what I would describe as up market steak and chips - stunning.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
KrisBB
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I love this restaurant. 5 star dining without feeling you need to dress up or act like royalty. Maybe it's the region, but beautiful everything without being stuffy and with good quantity of food. Last time I dined I had what I would describe as up market steak and chips - stunning.

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Norfolk, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We found out that Scotia has a limited menu before (I think) 6:00 p.m. and made a reservation. The rooms are dark-paneled wood with eclectic wall art. The service and food were both excellent. A steal for the reduced price.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

An extensive range of fine whiskeys was an added enjoyable option which my partner took advantage of and really enjoyed. As I have health issues which mean it is important I do not consume gluten eating out can be a gamble. Not here! If there was an ingredient the staff were unsure of they checked it out and advised me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Recently stopped in on a trip to New Zealand and they were kind enough to accommodate us without a booking. Will be one of the meals I remember for the rest of my life. The food was absolutely wonderful and I really enjoyed the Scottish stonecutter ale.

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Sydney
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food is good, there is no doubt but it's not brilliant. What I didn't like was that it took a full 55 minutes from the time we sat until we were fed. That is too long. A waiter told me this was normal for food prepared from scratch. Their menu is not large, it shouldn't take so long. I... More 

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DUNEDIN
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food, service and adtmosphere. I had the salmon and the lemon dessert - outstanding. Can't wait to go back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

All I can say the food service and atmosphere was so good. I had to go back the next night. The wild hare was superb and the goat tangine was perfect. Plus as superb whiskey selection, what else does a grown require.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had a lovely evening at Scotia. We were in a big group and they kept things moving nice and smoothly. The food was lovely, and the decor dark and quite traditional. Do try the haggis - it is actually really good. Lots of menu options - all very good. I would certainly recommend this as a place to go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

i feel our evening didn't do this restaurant justice. We had an 8pm booking & ended up in an area with all business men. One group was very loud with very inappropriate conversation which detracted somewhat from our evening as a couple. The food was good & the service efficient.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We drove into Dunedin from Port Chalmers for lunch, at this highly recommended establishment to find it closed until 5pm, and so we never found out how good this place was.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Scottish

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?