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Scotia

199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 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
Brisbane, Australia
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Good hearth food, with a fine dining experience. Staff attentive, but not overly 'friendly', but we are here for the food..... Central Otago Hare, paired with a robust Pinot Noir, followed by a dram...... PERFECT

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Ossie
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
327 helpful votes 327 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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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
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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