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Bacchus Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
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First Floor 12 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a really nice date night while on a mini break in Dunedin. Was busy so would recommend to book a table. Service was good & so was the food. Found it hard to get nice restaurants in Dunedin so this was a good find.

Thank 158darrenf
Dunedin, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

amazing, stunning food. lovely staff willing to help and assess as much as you need. great location, close to everything you need in Dunedin

Thank psmall17
West Palm Beach, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Overlooks Octagon in town center. Quiet place to get away for an exceptional lunch (for us anyway) while viewing the activity below.

Thank tom9123456
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended to us, we turned up without a booking and were made very welcome. Our dinner was very good but service was a bit slow, though the girls were charming. Would return.

Thank Cazzamamma
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a very nice meal there on a Saturday night but the service was slow , we waited nearly 50 mins to get our food . My other gripe was the Gourmet potatoes ( new potatoes with butter ) and seasonal vegetables were extra and being a Scotsman I like value for money . Service was polite and good... More 

Thank Robert H
Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was a proper 'fine dining' experience. So rare in NZ. Service was excellent, food was simple, elegantly presented & delicious. Menus were intelligently created and wine list was inspired. Altogether this was a special meal made spectacularly memorable by this wonderful late lunch venue. Unexpectedly good.

Thank Wowzap
Sydney, Australia
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106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

A friend and I, travelling the north and south islands of New Zealand, decided to try one of Dunedin's fine dining restaurants, Bacchus Wine Bar & Restaurant. We were warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant, and we were quickly seated. Unfortunately I had a bad cold at the time, and thus I limited my food intake to a main course... More 

Thank Geoff B
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Mmm, it seems Bacchus is a Dunedin treasure but we didn't have a great experience tonight. The food was excellent - when it came. Our booking was for 7:45 pm, we arrived a little early. First impression was fine, a busy place and obviously popular. The two waitresses were run off their feet taking orders, serving food and drinks, making... More 

Thank Davison850
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had dinner there with the two of us, and although we had a great meal, we didn't feel quite happy afterwards. Good food is not enough, I can cook a good steak by myself, no , going out for dinner means that it should add something to the food; the entourage, the service, all together. And that was disappointing. Started... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Bacchus is a fabulous!!! Good atmosphere, great view, friendly staffs and the one I had was STEAK!! It was amazing and tastety ever!!!! Juicy beef and yummy salad. Don't miss when you are in town!!

Thank Kozy_Kosita

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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
European, New Zealand, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: First Floor 12 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 474-0824

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