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“the secret on the hill”
Review of No.7 Balmac

No.7 Balmac
Ranked #10 of 351 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$29
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Dunedin's best kept secret eatery!
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the secret on the hill”
Reviewed 13 March 2013

I go to No.7 on a weekly basis. The best coffee at a cafe in Dunedin, excellent service, smiling friendly staff and great food. This place has heaps of regulars and once you're hooked, you won't go anywhere else. It's a little out of the way, but actually this makes it a place for 'those in the know' If you're looking for a treat, try the belly pork, which is braised and served with chorizo and corn salsa, very rich and very good! All the baking is delicious too, the chocolate brownie, lemon meringue and afghans are exceptional!

  • Visited March 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Find”
Reviewed 26 February 2013

Went there on a Friday night when visiting Dunedin.
Wasn't very busy, which was a shame as we thought the food and service was great.
I had the split pea and mint soup to start and it was thick and yummy - just what I needed! The duck was very good too. My husband had a lamb dish which he said was great. Dessert was a treat as we are both chocolate fans!
Our only complaint was the food was served a little too quickly and we left feeling a bit too full - I would have liked more time between the main and dessert especially. When you are spending alot of money on a dinner, you want to take some time to enjoy it, not have it all over in a matter of 80 minutes!
Definitely will recommend and will return when in Dunedin again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank DLArmstr0ng
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Delicious!”
Reviewed 1 February 2013

Awesome food and very friendly waitress. We sat in the patio outside which had a great atmosphere. We had the lamb and the duck, both very tasty and the brownie for dessert was amazing!! Highly recommend.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ellyn29
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Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Simply Scrumptious!”
Reviewed 21 January 2013

My partner and I went for dinner here and simply loved it! We started with an appetizer and I had the beef cheek and my parnter had the steak, and we had a side of onion rings too. We loved the food, loved the atmosphere, and the waitstaff were extremely friendly. The only downer of the night - we didn't have enough room in our full and happy bellies for one of the delicious looking desserts!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank CanadianInNZ
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Dunedin”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

We have eaten here on several occasions, when wanting something "a little special" - such as celebrating an engagement, a birthday, or even Christmas.
Great menu - of good quality NZ food - steak, lamb, chicken, fish or pork - with interesting sauces, well chosen sides and a fine selection of wines.
A delightful place to eat, with a lovely atmosphere, helpful waiters - and not too expensive!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mark-and-Sue-Sussex
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