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Captain's Cafe

££ - £££, , Cafe
13 Clyde Street | Hotel South Otago, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
+64 3-418 2100
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  • Excellent2%
  • Very good60%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“chowder” (2 reviews)
“pub grub” (3 reviews)
“dunedin” (4 reviews)
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Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, Pub
££ - £££
13 Clyde Street | Hotel South Otago, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Good pub feed, plenty of food on the plate, simple and tasty. Staff were accommodating after dropping in with no reservation. Meals came out quickly.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 22 April 2017

On our way south from Dunedin to the Catlins and we stopped for petrol and a mid morning coffee and snack. Good coffee and tasty savoury scone. Quite a smart cafe with carpets and padded chairs. Friendly staff, They offer a good range of food...More

Thank Sennockian55
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We were on our way to Dunedin and stopped in Balclutha for a quick bite - the food was terrific and reasonably priced - great atmosphere too ! :)

Thank John M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Dined on a Saturday night. The place was half full... good sign! I ordered the roast of the day, which was beef, accompanied by veggies of spinach, cabbage and roast potatoes. My companion had a small serving of blue cod. Both were lovely and great...More

Thank samsonandcleo
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Called in about 8:30pm on a Saturday night. Place had a few tables full but the waitress behind the bar welcomed us and we grabbed a menu. Ordered the mixed grill and the ribeye steak. Boy was that a mistake. Heard the microwave ding so...More

Thank MadAnn2015
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Went in for coffee and snacks - also had the seafood chowder - great for a quick fix while driving to Dunedin.

Thank Anuruddha K
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

After a long day out on the road, one wants to go out for a nice meal. Walking into the pub we are greeted with modern-ish decor that is fairly clean and gave us quite a good first impression. We are seated by a friendly...More

Thank Harry M
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Tired looking venue. Very basic and no frills. Environment could do with a freshen up. Service was adequate. Meals similarly. It was generally honest food although the chowder was marginal for quantity of fish. Not a dining out experience but adequate when you are on...More

Thank ElvisInvercargill
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Had visitors from Europe and took them to the Captains Table for an evening meal. Good menu, excellent food and top service. The visitors along with myself were very impressed.

Thank KP167
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We enjoyed a nice dinner at the Captain's Cafe. The waiters are friendly and the dishes were really tasty. Good value for that price.

Thank alex-832016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Clyde Street | Hotel South Otago, Balclutha 9230, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Balclutha
  • Phone Number: +64 3-418 2100
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