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Scotia

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

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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
Delicious meal

We went here on Saturday night with a small group for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent - very well presented and delicious. The bar upstairs is worth a visit as well, with it's impressive array of whiskies and great atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Scarlett_NZ
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We went here on Saturday night with a small group for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent - very well presented and delicious. The bar upstairs is worth a visit as well, with it's impressive array of whiskies and great atmosphere.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A delicious 'early bird' meal with a group of friends before visiting theatre. Good service, excellent meals and pleasant atmosphere. Good value when using the early bird offer.

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Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Scotia is a Scotch whisky bar and slightly out-of-the-ordinary restaurant a few metres off The Octagon on central Dunedin. The restaurant has an impressive array of single-malt whiskies ... I didn't go upstairs to the bar, but the list of whiskies I saw seemed to include hundreds of single-malts. The restaurant is a full-service, high-quality restaurant that seems to specialise... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What should have been an enjoyable end to a graduation day was extremely disappointing. We booked Scotia several weeks earlier but we were told the only time available was 5.30 pm as the restaurant was fully booked all evening. We had to pay a deposit of $20 per meal. When we arrived, we were surprised to see several spare tables.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Managed to get a table only at 9pm because it was the only time available on a graduation saturday. When we got there we were seated in a small table by the second room, near the window. There was only 5 tables occupied inside the restaurant at that moment and so i believe we were the last customers to walk... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Possibly need to book in advance for late evening sitting. Great special if booking before 6pm. Good selection of food on menu . Felt time taken between courses was too long.

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Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner at Scotia for a 'big' birthday recently. This really was a treat! The food and friendly service was excellent. I had smoked wild version, for my main course, it was sublime, the flavours blended wonderfully, a masterwork from the chef. The desert was equally fascinating an interesting take on a traditional... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were lucky to get a table here after my son's graduation. The restaurant is quite cosy and we had a table by the fire which was perfect. We had very prompt service, the specials were explained and the food was beautiful. If you want a whisky, they have a huge range, the one recommended to us went down a... More 

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Tauranga
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Yet again Scotia is setting the standard for great dining in Dunedin. Even on a really busy night we did not feel at all rushed and there was a lovely atmosphere. The slightest of let downs would have to be the entree, which was a nice garlic ciabatta but I would expect the same from any pub. The main however... More 

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Saint-Petersburg, Russia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Were there for an evening meal. Haggis was really delicious. Wines were also perfect and actually regret we haven't tried whiskeys, but maybe next time...

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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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