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Black Dog Cafe & Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, European, British, Pub
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109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 8180
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Wellington, New Zealand
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424 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

By day it is more of a cafe, but the restaurant and bar are operating at night. The food is really good and the meals a large size - the blue cod and chips was more than enough for me. Serving staff were attentive, especially as i was dining on my own and you often get ignored in that situation.... More 

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Thank Rick M
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch here with workmates just before Christmas. There were 12 of us and the restaurant was packed. The service was a bit slow but the staff were flat out and very apologetic about the wait. When we did receive our meals they didn't all arrive at the same time more like in groups. While this wasn't ideal the staff... More 

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Thank BillyH56
Sydney, NSW
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63 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here twice - once for coffee and cake and the second time for dinner. Wide menu choice for dinner. Prompt service. Good food. Popular place.

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Thank prpn
Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Black dog cafe has great cakes and good coffee. We come here all of the time for their Mocha bowls. Be prepared to leave shaking the bowls massive. Definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Super-traveller1971
Perth, Australia
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We often drop in here for a coffee after an evening out. It has a cosy friendly warm environment which we enjoy.

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Thank Jane B
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Very poor customer service, was not greeted or acknowledged apon my arrival. Ordered the seafood chowder witch was suppose to be 'the best in town' as advertised on the radio. It was crap! Tasted like all it had in it was fish and a couple baby prawns..my spew looks better than the seafood chowder I was served today. P.s they... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Had the special fish of the day which was pan fried lemon sole with chips and salad. Three pieces of sole and I could only eat two. Not too many chips and a good size salad. Shared dessert of lemon meringue pie - very scrummy. The dessert case was full of very lovely looking options - banoffie pie, afghan cookies,... More 

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Thank Toni2011
Cairns Australia
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68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great service and staff as well as great food. Great place to relax for a meal or a snack - very friendly.

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Thank ChrisinCairns
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

I'm a backpacker from the Netherlands, so please excuse my spelling... I've been working in Dunedin for like 6 months.. at least once a week I bought the muffin & coffee deal for $6,50.. the coffee is average good, the muffin in massive and is delicious! Price is good, coffee is good, the muffin in legend! 5/5 till we meet... More 

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Thank Gino A
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We paid for our food and drinks. Sat down waited for our food. When we got our food lady asked us if we wanted to order drinks, had to remind her we had already ordered drinks. Our meal was good. Finished up and left. Dont know if i would come back again.

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Thank Nathan W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Cafe, European, British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 109 Princes Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 8180

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?