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“Comfortable Casual Dining”

Esplanade Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 358 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management. No Reservations We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap. Open 7 days and nights
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Always comfortable , casual dining with views over St Clair. We have found service has been good, food for casual dining especially if you feel like Italian food enjoyable.
We always return and each time we love the casual atmosphere.

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Reviewed August 25, 2012

This was the second time that we have been to this place in a month. We weren't overly impressed the first time but thought that we would give it another try.
From the moment we got in, we felt as if we were an imposition to the staff. We asked the waiter to describe a certain dish and he said that it would take too long. He simply didn't care. That should have been our first clue.
So we ordered a starter to share between us and a couple of drinks. They got the drinks wrong. Then after 40 mins of no food (a simple starter) we got up to leave. There was no interaction from the staff in that 40 mins. No -one came up to check on us, or to explain why it was taking so long. We went to the desk to explain that we were fed up now and were just going to pay for the drinks and leave, but the staff member was so outrageously rude that I wish that I walked out without paying for anything.
This place is beyond a joke. The place was only half full when we went. There are absolutely no excuses for this outrageous service.
There are so many other places to enjoy a weekend lunch at, especially when considering the high prices that they charge here.

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

We ate here with friends and children last week. Is a lovely restaurant/bar with big open fire making it feel warm and cosy. Staff very friendly and helpful. Food was very tasty and plenty of choice. Would definitely revisit!

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Thank 248Sophie
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Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

Come to Dunedin once a month and always eat here.
Always great service and the food is impeccable. Best restaurant in Dunedin by far!

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Reviewed June 26, 2012

Perfect for a weekend brunch with great views of the ocean. Try the french toast with bananas and bacon. Delicious.

Thank Jude G
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