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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

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199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
17:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here last night with a work group of 20. Had the set menu. Staff were very accommodating. Food was of a good standard. Everyone had a good time and enjoyed the food. Thanks team. Happy to recommend

Thank Maheen M
Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

My husband and I had tried to book here before and it was often booked out. Finally on a Tuesday night we managed to dine there. It was definitely worth the wait and we'll be back. We both had the Cullen Skink for entree-a lovely smoked fish and potato chowder with rich, layered flavours. My husband had Venison and Prune... More 

Thank HeatherWalt
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 27 May 2015

We went here on Saturday night with a small group for a birthday celebration. The food was excellent - very well presented and delicious. The bar upstairs is worth a visit as well, with it's impressive array of whiskies and great atmosphere.

Thank Scarlett_NZ
Exeter, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

A delicious 'early bird' meal with a group of friends before visiting theatre. Good service, excellent meals and pleasant atmosphere. Good value when using the early bird offer.

1 Thank TandSreview
Kurrajong, New South Wales, Australia
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Scotia is a Scotch whisky bar and slightly out-of-the-ordinary restaurant a few metres off The Octagon on central Dunedin. The restaurant has an impressive array of single-malt whiskies ... I didn't go upstairs to the bar, but the list of whiskies I saw seemed to include hundreds of single-malts. The restaurant is a full-service, high-quality restaurant that seems to specialise... More 

Thank Michael D
Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 May 2015

What should have been an enjoyable end to a graduation day was extremely disappointing. We booked Scotia several weeks earlier but we were told the only time available was 5.30 pm as the restaurant was fully booked all evening. We had to pay a deposit of $20 per meal. When we arrived, we were surprised to see several spare tables.... More 

Thank Kailash134
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Managed to get a table only at 9pm because it was the only time available on a graduation saturday. When we got there we were seated in a small table by the second room, near the window. There was only 5 tables occupied inside the restaurant at that moment and so i believe we were the last customers to walk... More 

Thank Pedro A
Havelock North, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Possibly need to book in advance for late evening sitting. Great special if booking before 6pm. Good selection of food on menu . Felt time taken between courses was too long.

Thank Georgina W
Geraldine, Canterbury, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 May 2015 via mobile

I was lucky enough to be treated to dinner at Scotia for a 'big' birthday recently. This really was a treat! The food and friendly service was excellent. I had smoked wild version, for my main course, it was sublime, the flavours blended wonderfully, a masterwork from the chef. The desert was equally fascinating an interesting take on a traditional... More 

1 Thank Richard_Shillito
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We were lucky to get a table here after my son's graduation. The restaurant is quite cosy and we had a table by the fire which was perfect. We had very prompt service, the specials were explained and the food was beautiful. If you want a whisky, they have a huge range, the one recommended to us went down a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 7704
Scotia Restaurant provides a premium dining experience, Our cuisine is Traditional Scottish meets New Zealand Fusion, Come in and enjoy some true southern hospitality & Peruse our single Malt collection

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?