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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish
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199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant is not the sort one would go to every day, as it is getting up there in price. On the other hand, if you have an anniversary or a birthday or something special, then this is the place to go. The staff are warm and friendly, as is the environment on offer and the food is really something.... More 

Thank 896melh
Te Anau, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a set menu that was ordered months in advance but on the night the menu was changed and there were less options. Children had dietary requirements that were explained prior and a simple meat and vegetable dish was requested, again the chefs failed to deliver. The kids got no starter and the main consisted of a half cooked tomato... More 

Thank Kahurangi H
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times in the past but last night was not a great experience. There was a long wait time due to lack of staff and items that were on the wine menu to order were not available. The music was loud and seemed to go against the atmosphere they were trying to create. Won't be back or recommending... More 

Thank Bronwen R
Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Superb bar staff with great recommendations...and with over 200 whiskeys to choose from tiz a good job the bar staff can help you choose!

Thank MrAndMrsGunit
Alexandra, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were part of a group of 8 that gathered for a pre Welsh Test meal the night before. A very pleasant welcome and half an hour or so in the Whiskey bar upstairs. A huge menu of whiskeys ranging from around $15 a dram to $50. In the end decided it was too hard and settled for some craft... More 

Thank Hugh M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to scotia for my birthday dinner. Pate and haggis were lovely entrees and smoked beef my husband ordered was great as was the treacle brûlée. Only downside was my pork belly a bit over cooked. Good service and atmosphere.

Thank Tracey M
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We dropped into the upstairs whisky bar at the Scotia one evening for drinks and bar food. Excellent range of whisky (so I'm told ... I don't touch it) but plenty of choices for those who prefer wine or beer! Good natured and engaging service and simply a wonderful place to sit on a dark Autumn night with the candles... More 

Thank Josie1232003
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Is feels like a small trip to Scotland doing a whiskey testing trail..... very friendly and well informed staff, great whiskeys and yummy food

Thank Pablosolera
Auckland, New Zealand
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Dinner Saturday night Queens Birthday weekend. The restaurant was relatively quiet probably due to people being away for the long weekend. The decor and atmosphere is great especially in winter seated opposite a fireplace. The staff were warm and welcoming and knew what they were doing with the service. The wine list is well considered and includes the normal varietals... More 

Thank Bruce J
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Family dinner to celebrate our sons graduation. Really enjoyed pre dinner drinks in the upstairs Whisky bar. Dinner not up to the usual standard, a very busy night due to graduation and it showed.

Thank Diane H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $27
Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 6434777704
Scotia Restaurant provides a premium dining experience, Our cuisine is Traditional Scottish meets New Zealand Fusion, Come in and enjoy some true southern hospitality & Peruse our single Malt collection

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?