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?
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