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Bacchus Wine Bar

) #30 of 271 Restaurants in Dunedin ££££ European, ,
First Floor 12 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (17 reviews)
“torte” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
First Floor 12 50 The Octagon, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice restaraunt up on the second floor with a view over the Octagon, very nicely presented and well cooked meal. Very good wine list and welcoming service. Lovely old building --- worn out dining chairs probably not as lovely, but overall well worth a night...More

Thank Seamunkee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fabulous night at Bacchus recently for dinner. Food was outstanding and the service was excellent. There were four of us in our party and we were the last to leave! We all loved our meals.

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Wanted somewhere nice to eat and decided Bacchus looked like it fitted the bill. I was not disappointed. Bacchus is in a gorgeous old building overlooking the Octagon. We had a lovely table by the window where we could look out as we peruse do...More

Thank JRD1000
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a delicious dinner here on our travels, after the restaurant was recommended by our host at our B&B, who also booked a table for us. Entire meal was superb, especially the lamb. Service was attentive, wine was good. Expensive, yes, but we found...More

Thank Julia B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I don't like leaving bad reviews, but we just paid $97 for 2 mains that were below average that took over an hour to deliver to our table. The wine was good, the turkish bread was good, but the time it took and the overall...More

Thank Audra E
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the ambiance. Food will good. Service a bit elongated but our group was large so staff were busy but very helpful. Crenelated brûlée absolutely delicious.

Thank ngakuta
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My son and I dined here during our recent trip to Dunedin, and enjoyed it so much that we returned again. The second time we knew we would be pushed for time, and they assured us that they would accommodate our requirements, which they did....More

Thank TraceyT_11
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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

Thank tom9123456
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What is the capacity
3 August 2016|
Response from MoreFunForever | Reviewed this property |
Actually not too sure...was not large at all though! Best to contact them. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail
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