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Swell Cafe - CLOSED

8 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-455 9500
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good38%
  • Average31%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
23 Sep 2014
“Excellent Food”
14 Feb 2014
“Great food, amazing veiw”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 September 2014

Very tasty food with fast friendly service. Quiet and unassuming, but good ambiance. Restaurant was full mid week which speaks for quality and value.

Thank radish20
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Great place to eat. Fish was lovely, my mother had a shank which she enjoyed. Great to see a kids menu that didn't have nuggets and hot dogs on it. Kids menu was brilliant, steak and fish on it.

Thank Chatto1
Reviewed 26 August 2012

When this place was called Swell, it was our favourite place to go for a weekend lunch. It was a fantastic bistro/cafe on the beach. Perfect for lunch - ranging from gorgeous cheese rolls to full on main meals. The cakes were fabolous and the...More

Thank Ally_loves_camping
Reviewed 19 August 2012

I think this place is surviving on is location and not it's abilities, everything I have been its been ok and nothing more, prices are a bit higher than other middle market restrauants in the area. It has a great location,views right out to sea,...More

Thank turnbe
Reviewed 8 August 2012

a lovely menu and view,hard to find a park some times and prices on the dear side also seating a bit crammed but forget all this and it is lovely the staff are friendly and helpful

Thank Yvonne K
Reviewed 16 June 2012

Have had good meals here and not so good meals here but the view right over the beach is to die for.

Thank nessaklnz
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Always a good quality coffee and cake at this cafe.

Thank Morfdawg
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Fab place for an easy brunch, with a great outlook and good service.

Thank BiddyNZ
Reviewed 20 February 2012

The menu is well thought out, cooked to perfection

Thank flica3
Reviewed 17 February 2012

Great setting looking out onto St Clair Beach. The food was fine, but we waited 45 min for lunch then when it finally came, mine wasn't what I ordered. They offered to change it but I didn't have time to wait for another 30 min...More

Thank TravelkiwiDunedin
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Restaurant Details

Cafe, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-455 9500
  • E-mail
Swell Café, overlooking St Clair beach on the Esplanade, Dunedin. A fantastic place to enjoy a meal all year round. Open for sunrise breakfast to sunset evening meals all year round enjoy the wonderful vista and fantastic food.
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