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“Good Spot!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nova

Nova
29 The Octagon, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand (Formerly Nova Cafe)
03 479 0808
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Ranked #28 of 214 Restaurants in Dunedin
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Bakery, European, Café, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Nelson
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good Spot!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Not the first time we have been to Nova, but each time the food is always good. This time we were there on a busy Otago graduation weekend in Dunedin, and we were able to get a reservation at relatively short notice on a Friday night. Everyone in our party enjoyed the food, and the service was good.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Simply the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Whether its just a coffee or a meal this place always delivers... even on a bad day they are great ... location ...yes.. service... yes quality ..yes and even value for money as well :-)

Visited May 2013
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New Zealand
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“A very memorable meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We hosted a graduation dinner for family and friends at Nova and were delighted with the evening. the choices covered our party nicely. We have eaten at Nova many times before but this time we were particularly impressed with the excellent staff and their approach to us. They were pleasant with a good sense of humour and fun. Nothing was a problem. The food was delicious and well paced. We had a memorable night.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Really good - but....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Recently I took friends for an evening meal to Nova before they left to return to the UK. Overall the meals were really good and very much enjoyed - and one of our party is a chef! The only critism

was that one us is dairy sensitive and on booking I had enquired about that and was told that even though it was not mentioned on the menu that could be accommodated for some of the meals. That turned out to be not the case - very disappointing for the person concerned.
Other than that the waitress did her best to help and was just delightful.

Great place!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Dependably good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Have eaten here multiple times on and off over the years and have never been disappointed. Normally we have visited for breakfast or brunch and its great.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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