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Nova

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Café, Bakery, European, New Zealand
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29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
03 479 0808
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7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 116
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Alway good

This restaurant has always been consistant over the years. Staff most attentive and food lovely. Atmosphere is good whether it is during the day or evening. Good menu, plus cabinet food for those who want a light

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
Maxelle1
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Queenstown
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Queenstown
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has always been consistant over the years. Staff most attentive and food lovely. Atmosphere is good whether it is during the day or evening. Good menu, plus cabinet food for those who want a light

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Gore, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Bacon, apple and maple salad was real yummy! Always very pleasent, w not to loud music! meals and drinks prompt!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Tends to be my go to for lunch, all experiencs bar one have been great. Favourite dishes are noodle salad, chocolate cone mousse and fish of the day.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Can't understand why Nova isn't higher up the listing of restaurants. Its a very nice place to eat with a very good menu and excellent service.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Right from the moment my friend and I were greeted by a nice smiling chap to when we were seated to order our dinner....which took us a while to decide due to the great selection....the staff were most accommodating and friendly, not put out by our 'dithering'! We were tempted by deserts, nicely presented in the glass fronted cabinet, but... More 

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Enjoyed my breakfast here, the Nova Breakfast was closest to my home breakfast expectations. Their bacon turns out to be very close to my country cured ham back home ( this is a good thing). Good service ( New Zealand still). Good location on Sunday morning if you are downtown near the Octagon and a lot of sites.

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East Anglia, UK
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223 reviews 223 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Really enjoyed our dinner. Our waitress was new at the job - but could not have been more pleasant and helpful. The soup (a special for the day) was delicious - and wine prices by the glass were very reasonable. Most enjoyable.

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Tarras, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My family and I went to Nova for lunch a few weeks back. The food was nice but our waitress was quite rude. I have a 7 month old son and asked that his food I had brought with me be warmed in the microwave for 20 secs. The waitress told me that they were far too busy and that... More 

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

my Wife and I saw this menu and thought it looked very good. We booked a table and arrived in good time. We chose from an innovative menu having asked for a starter and mains, plus seasonal vegetables for my Wife. Sparkling water and drinks arrived and we waited for our starters. These duly arrived and we began to eat.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have been for many many meals here and after tonight we won't be rushing back. It was just horrible. Our waitress was very nice but after we ordered the food it then took nearly an hour. when it finally arrived one meal was cold and the side order never arrived. We asked for the side order and were told... More 

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Olive T, General Manager at Nova, responded to this review

Hey guys, I would like to offer you a complete apology about your dining experience on Sunday evening. Your correct in your assertions that the food was no up to our usual standard, the wait was too long and front of house to kitchen communication was dicey. To be completely honest we had a young kitchen team on and it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 03 479 0808

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 28
  • Cuisine: Café, Bakery, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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