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“Excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
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Thistle Bar and Cafe
23 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #158 of 214 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: European
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

The food here was average-good but the service, location and atmosphere make it a good choice for breakfast. I had the bacon and eggs (poached) on toast which was average compared to others. Not bad but just lacking that something special to make it very good. Would eat here again to try other options.

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Coffee and an Afghan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We loved the decor and the coffee in this little Scottish themed cafe. The lady who served us was really friendly and efficient. We would like to return for wine and nibbles!

Visited May 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Where's the Food?”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Went for Breakfast at this quiet little place in the Octagon. We were left wondering where the Food was. $19.50 for a Breakfast that included one mushroom, one egg, the smallest peice of Bacon in History, A hashbrown, we asked where the bread was but that would have been extra we were told.

I'm not that impressed and word of mouth flys faster then good reviews.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Fantastic eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

This is such a great place,we dined there twice in 3 days. The staff are veryfriendly, even come around to see if everything is allright with the meal. The food was absolutely delicisious, loads to choose from. Highly recommend to everyone.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“New Year Eve's Hot Spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Our family enjoyed the livley atmosphere of the small Irish type pub.....with both indoor and outdoor seating. Great platter to share with others over good wine and hospitality. A very cosy setting for a couple or small group of friends. In the heart of the Octagon in the sun all day.
High recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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