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1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (55 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Good cooking, friendly helpful staff, lovely surroundings with a view over the bay. Can get a bus out from Dunedin, the stop is just outside the restaurant..

Thank DaveJJenk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely place to spend an evening; beautiful views and lovely food. Friendly and efficient service adds to the experience. Thank you for a lovely evening.

Thank IanGBradford
Reviewed 1 week ago

The 1908 Café Restaurant was a true find for us whilst touring the Otago Peninsula. We were fortunate to be accommodated for dinner on our first visit and ended up sharing a table with some other diners - who did not mind and "did not...More

Thank spmmik53
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We don’t share in the rave reviews of others, but the restaurant is capable and friendly. A bit dark and red velvet Victorian, if you like that ambience.

Thank Vagrantsrus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch on a rainy day. The restaurant has beautiful charm. We had seafood soup which was tasty and not too heavy on the cream. The satay salad was also good to split. We met the owner who was friendly and welcoming.

Thank simi1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here one night when staying across the road at the Portobello Motel. Service was friendly and at a leisurely pace - not a problem when food is cooked tomorder. I had spicy chick peas in a tomato sauce with a gemolata sauce. Very...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and made a reservation for our first night. That was a good thing to do as you are then allocated some of the better tables - with a lovely view. The wine list is interesting and the menu while not hugely...More

Thank travellingbuzz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly service but if there are lots of peoples, it can be extremely slow. That being said, meals are made in house and are delicious. The portions are generous. We had lunch a day and it was so good that we returned the next...More

Thank MarcG53
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Menu offers a small but good selection of meals. Good variety and a bit different from the norm. Highly recommended.

Thank bsh6264
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Cafe 1908 last night. We called to check if we needed to book a table but the owner said they weren't busy. However, when we arrived around 7.30 it was packed. Apparently, everyone arrived at once! We were given a table by...More

1  Thank LondonSoulgirl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin  >  Portobello
  • Phone Number: 478-0801
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