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“Great food and good service; BIG SERVINGS!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nova

Nova
Ranked #13 of 325 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $28
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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“Great food and good service; BIG SERVINGS!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

We came across this joint at the Octagon in the city, just across the streets from the watering holes. It looked quiet but having read mixed reviews about it, decided to give it a go over the noisy drinking places and we are really happy with it. The service is friendly, attentive and helpful and the food was very good. The lamb was perfectly cooked, the angus beef in the pie was succulent and tasty and the salmon was delicious. The banana brûlée one of us had topped it all off really well. If we were staying longer in Dunedin we would definitely come back in a hurry.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
1 review
“Tiramisu to die for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

Really good evening. Especially loved our desserts. It was a really busy wee cafe, but the service and food was still fantastic.

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Thank Kadz_87
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London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“great spot for lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

popped into nova for lunch on the recommendation for a tour guide. needed something failry quick and easy so this fitted the bill, even though it would have been nice to linger for longer.
really tasty food, had the burgers and fries. nice surroundings and a great location in the middle of dunedin

  • Visited December 2012
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank beefydan2016
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Dunedin
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Avoid Nova”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We've tried Nova a few times over the years and have always been disappointed but, in a triumph of optimism over experience, have thought to try it again once a suitable period of time has elapsed. In this spirit of misguided optimism and in the absence of other alternatives, we went there for a family celebration and were very disappointed. The burger options were simply boring and tired and those who ordered them were very disappointed. THe desserts were also disappointing and the service was not great (I strongly dislike plates being cleared before everyone has finished eating). Overall, it felt like the staff were in a rush to get people in and out, with scant attention paid to the food or service. Given we've found Nova consistently disappointing, we won't be giving them another chance.

Visited November 2012
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3 Thank MrsGDunedin
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La Ciotat, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Very good breakfast!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2013

Very good breakfast. Modern twist on full English. Like a brunch - lasted us all day. Good coffee too. And cute waiter!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank MichaelLaCiotat
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