We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lamb shank” (58 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (459)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 411 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This little gem has a great menu with meats, fish and lots of vegetables. Presented wonderfully with great service. A great selection of local NZ wines plus many other bar options. I highly recommend the lamb shank. It’s wonderful!!!

Thank Rayo575
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was quite strange to walk in here on a Friday night about 6 pm where it was very quiet and it took quite a while for anyone to come to seat us. The hostess was quite brusque and not very enthusiastic, seemed very flat....More

Thank Jan M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service and lovely setting. Had the venison and it was a winner. The chicken main was delicious as well. Pass on the fish though, a bit boring. Would highly recommend this lovely spot if you eat meat! Lamb shank also looked really good!

Thank Kokiaabq
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had dinner at the 1908 and we had mixed feelings about the food. My ribye steak was a disappointment, an average piece of meat, over cooked and swimming in tomato sauce with under cooked potatoes and no vegetables. The Sundae ice...More

1  Thank Bengt H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at the restaurant across the street from our motel since it was very convenient and was recommended by the motel manager. Our expectations were not especially high until we looked at the menus. The menu choices were very creative and featured wonderful...More

Thank Diver_Runner
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant and Cafe on the way from Dunedin to Otago Peninsula. Probably a family run business, a very good and friendly service, nice meals. My family had five meals and we were very happy with each of them. We happily come again if we have...More

Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were so impressed we went back a second night. The kebab appetizer was delightful, so tasty and tender and an ample serving. I had the venison twice as it is so hard to get in New Zealand because it is all exported. It was...More

Thank LarryS4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice meal at 1908 Cafe Restaurant. Started with local bread and 3 different dips/spreads. Followed by the lamb shanks for me, which was awesome. My wife had the rib eye steak which was rather bland and presented poorly with nothing but potatoes....More

Thank FurtherOnUpTheRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table in anvance, good idea all full. But nice service and lam where you only need your fork to eat it... UHM A good Pinot Noir, a nice dessert, and good company !!!!

Thank Joergen_M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On others recommendation tried the chowder, but thought it was a bit lean in the seafood “department” Unfortunately they were out of lamb shank so Mrs had the chicken avacado sandwich to which we added a bowl of frits. Staff very helpful Because it was...More

Thank BangkokLeeky
Nearby HotelsSee all Portobello Hotels
Portobello Motel Cottages
492 reviews
.03 miles away
Otago Peninsula Motel
137 reviews
.09 miles away
Larnach Castle Lodge
666 reviews
1.89 miles away
Camp Estate at Larnach Castle
155 reviews
2.34 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
The Portsider
78 reviews
2.19 miles away
Glenfalloch Restaurants
114 reviews
3.99 miles away
The Galley Cafe and Bar
35 reviews
2.20 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Happy Hens
45 reviews
.20 miles away
Port Chalmers Golf Club
6 reviews
3.22 miles away
Port Chalmers' Seafaring Museum
20 reviews
4.48 miles away
Iona Church
14 reviews
2.26 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 1908 Cafe Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing