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1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
478-0801
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Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lamb shank” (58 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“salmon” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 423 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

What a great find so far out of the city. Food and service was excellent with a concise and interesting menu. The wine menu was comprehensive and very well priced. The restaurant was housed in a beautifully restored old building which had been tastefully furnished...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorgeous setting! We enjoyed three different main courses; the venison which was fantastic, steak was tasty & the chicken (although a smaller portion) was very tender. They catered for a gluten free diet with a few options. The waiter was very attentive -even trying to...More

Thank Jac385
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was delicious, however the portion size was far too small. We had lamb chops but these were quite chewy. The chicken was delicious in taste but such a small portion. There was only one waitress who seemed to also be helping in the...More

Thank kimsG1672CH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s across the road from the Otago Peninsular Motel and was recommended to us when we checked in. It was empty when we first arrived at 18:15, so we got the best table by the window. but it was very busy by 19:00. We started...More

1  Thank NeilandBarbara
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've visited this restaurant together with a friend of mine. We were very warmly welcomed and because of the nice weather we had a drink before dinner in their nice garden. We both decided to go for the venison and it was great. The service...More

Thank JorisL77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The 1908 Cafe was one of our best meals in Dunedin and on our New Zealand trip. We made reservations well in advanced to ensure we could enjoy their food. We were not disappointed. My mother had the seafood chowder, and I had the mushroom...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious dinner with attentive service. Best chowder - huge bowl with fresh bread. Fantastic lamb shanks marinated and heavenly taste. Wonderful side of pea mash - so tasty. The vegetarian soup was a delicious tomato and it was followed by chicken wrapped in bacon with...More

Thank Eleanor M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here for four nights when we stayed at the cottages up the hill. We really enjoyed ourselves. The food was excellent and we worked our way through most of the menu over the four meals. The fish was perfectly cooked and the meat...More

Thank toohill50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying nearby at Penguin Point, the lady at the store across the road recommended we dine here. Staff were friendly with great humor. We ordered a few dishes to share and it was more than enough. Thanks :)

Thank nicbloxnz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting great hosts and they have great sense of humour. The salmon was great desert was also great. We all had a excellent meals. Service was quick. Dietary requirements are catered without any fuss. Suggest booking table at holiday weekends to avoid disappointment. The...More

Thank Lindsay C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin  >  Portobello
  • Phone Number: 478-0801
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