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Eureka Bar & Cafe

116 Albany St, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
(03) 477 7977
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Ranked #77 of 212 restaurants in Dunedin
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 26, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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24 reviews from our community

66% Recommend
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English first
Bargara, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

With a reputation as a craft beer bar and within a stone's throw of the University, I had some pre-conceived ideas about Eureka. Surprisingly, the place actually struck me to be more of a gastro-pub and a pretty good one at that, being stylishly fitted out and with pleasant table service, rather than some dodgy student dive. The beer range... More

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Great atmosphere. Lovely staff. Delicious food. Have been here a few times when in dunedin. Can't fault. Service prob what draws me back.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Had lunch here one day off the snack menu. I had the Cheese Rolls which are a specialty in Otago. They were great, 4 on a plate, nice & gooey and nicely toasted. Friendly staff & lots of different areas to sit.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have been to Eureka several times when visiting my son at university. This is a great wee restaurant in the student/university area with a wonderful selection. The vegetarian meals are great and the atmosphere in the restaurant is great. Very good service.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The brownie is to die for! If your ever looking for a place with nice coffee and brownie do not hesitate to try this bar/café out. Also been for late night drinks with class mates from uni and the atmosphere was quite good. although drinks are quite pricy..

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

When I was a student I loved it. Now I am not a student I love it but try to time my visits avoiding the students. Parking is an issue - pot luck at lunch time. The food is good with plenty of choice. Great specals. Yummy yummy food.

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Dunedin, NZ
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Cultural mix in this restaurant built in the heart of student city, on the corner of the infamous hyde st. Reasonably expensive food but it seems to attract a mixture of the cities locals including students and business men. Fabulous outdoor eating areas (these are not smoke free). Food is good and so is the service. Boutique beer on tap.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I was there last night... And I am never going back there again! Oh my god, thoses waiter are so frustrated, it's like they don't like students at whole. Don't crack a joke in front of them, they might think you come from another planet. That's pretty much what happened with us, they got so angry and took a friend... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Pitched up here after 9pm on a weeknight out of university term time and it was so quiet we had to enquire whether the kitchen was still open. It was, for light meals only. But the light meals were more than enough for us. I had the pork ragout, which was delicious, and my dining companion pronounced the sausages (Havoc... More

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Balclutha, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

Great atmosphere, close to Forsyth Barr Stadium, good food and drink. Awesome fire on cold days or courtyard to soak up the sun.

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