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Scotia

199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 210 restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Scottish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ossie
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46 reviews 46 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The menu didn’t look that flash when we booked but with the addition of some specials on the night we did have an interesting variety of courses. The food was tasty and satisfied, and we all enjoyed our chosen mains. The wine list was good also. The setting intimate with low lighting and plenty of atmosphere, and the restaurant is... More

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Perth, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My wife and I, along with son and partner, enjoyed a dinner here on our last night (a Friday) in Dunedin. As others have said, the atmosphere - especially on a cold winter night - was warm and cosy, much like my experiences in similar restaurants across Scotland over the years. We were seated at a bay window table, which... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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163 reviews 163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

You 'would' by all means, read all other TripAdvisor comments on these following pages, make your own judgement, and decide if you feel like going to a 'boutique' fine dining in Dunedin and if not, I would highly suggest you to try at least, having a beer at the Bar, above Scotia Restaurant main Dining Room. The restaurant is easely... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This wonderful restaurant located in Stuart St, just up from the Octagon, has the most wonderfully warm atmosphere and ambiance. Being a deprived Cantabrian of wonderful old buildings, it was a joy to experience the old establishment atmosphere of this glorious property. Attentive staff, fine food, especially if you enjoy game food, and delightful desserts with a very good wine... More

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Sydney, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

In a lovely old style building with Scottish type decor, this is a classy restaurant. The food is some of the best in town and the service is top notch. Don't miss it.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

My husband and I booked a weekend in Dunedin and dinner at Scotia for our 15th wedding anniversary. I booked via email, sending a chatty message saying how we'd lived in Scotland and were looking forward to experiencing a bit of Scotland again and that we were really excited about coming. The reply was "Thank you for your booking. Please... More

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Melbourne
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Meals were very good - but not value for money. Overrated Bottle of Pinot was $78 Will not go back there.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great location. Wondeful service. Top quality food. Fantastic atmosphere. Scotia provides everything you need for a great meal and gives you value for your money. Scotia is my favourite restaurant in Dunedin, and we go there regularly.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My husband and I went here to celebrate our anniversary. You will not be disappointed. We had a fantastic meal, great atmosphere, excellent wait staff and food to match. Recommended.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

My most recent visit was to Scotia's Doon Bar, upstairs from the restaurant, for drinks. The whiskey selection is extensive and excellent, the atmosphere is fantastic. I have also eaten at the restaurant a number of times, which is always fantastic. My favourite restaurant in Dunedin.

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