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“Classical? No but excellent food and service.”
Review of Plato

Plato
Ranked #9 of 402 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $24
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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Reviewed December 24, 2015

We were there on a Tuesday a couple of days before Xmas. To start - easy to book, they were very flexible with numbers. It's abit out of the way and may be difficult to find if you have a freebee GPS like mine. ... but Dunedin is a small place.
The food was excellent , we had the paua fritters, the elephant fish, the sole fillet, and the 2 red meat carnivores had the sausages and the smoked sirloin. As I had the latter - I must say the smokey aroma was very pleasant though the meat was slightly better done than the rare I asked for.
For dessert we had the chocolate fondue and liquorice ice cream - both devastating.
The service was excellent, the hairy young man who served us certainly knew his dishes and it was really nice to have someone speak clearly and slowly to ensure the guests knew what they might get rather than a nervous verbose garble of polyglot by native English speakers trying to impress with some romantic derivatives that made no sense to either party. He deserves a big tick especially for hauling around a man sized fish chart of native NZ species.
There was one let down - the wine. From recall we had a reisling, a sauvignon blanc, a pinot noir and sadly we resorted to an Aussie red. Perhaps we just chose badly?
Overall a great experience .......perhaps we should come back to try the remainder of the wines?

Thank Jeffrey W
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Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Chose this place based on Trip Advisor reviews and was pleased with the food and service. In fact service was very friendly and helpful. The food was also quite tasty I had the Jon Dory cooked to perfection along with the great tasting vegetables and super dessert.

From the outside this place does not look too impressive and the inside decor is quite unique -- hundreds of coffee pots and tons of nicknacks non of which seemed to fit into any theme.

Don't go if you are looking for upscale atmosphere but do go if you are looking for an upscale meal.

Thank Paul L
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Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The food is really top class and Katrin is a great chef. The culinary journey was truly fantastic. Not quite my taste aesthetically and a little drafty would be the only small negatives. Will go back again soon.

Thank Jonas H
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Reviewed December 15, 2015

Visited this restaurant with a few colleagues. We drove from the city (10 min drive) and struggled to find it as there are no big signs or obvious restaurant locations....this was no issue once you do locate it as the quirky decor (lots of old teapots and relics from the 40's 50's and 60's it seems) are forgotten once the food is served. I had the curried elephant fish (no tusks :-)) which had some nice authentic Indian spice and some great side plated accompaniments. Other colleagues ordered the seafood chowder which I'll definitely try on my next opportunity...lots of fresh seafood and looked tremendous.

Thank 61LouReview
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Reviewed December 5, 2015

This rather quirky restaurant is a fine dining establishment. Good selection in the menu, with seafood options particularly good. Recommend the mussels, thai fish cake (which as an appertiser was huge and very tasty), sole fillets and all the deserts were popular. As a cheesecake fan, was very impressed with the creaminess and the size.
Highly recommend.

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