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“Good location, good food and service”
Review of Customhouse

Ranked #174 of 346 Restaurants in Dunedin
Cuisines: Contemporary, Bar, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Hi and welcome to Customhouse. We are here to help you have a great time here in Dunedin. First and foremost we are a casual, contemporary, cafe, restaurant and bar situated right on the water at Customhouse Quay. Great waterfront location; heritage building, enhanced with a modern feel; fresh, local flavours that won't leave you hungry; and truly good service - knowledgeable about what we offer, and our place in Dunedin, friendly, flexible and authentic.Our objective is that you make Customhouse one of your favourite places - it's up to you to decide what for. It could be your favourite place to catch up for coffee with a friend; your favourite place for a great steak off the grill and a cracking Aussie Shiraz or an earthy Central Otago Pinot Noir; your favourite place for bacon and eggs at the weekend with the family; or your favourite place for a celebration, whether it is with family and friends, or with work colleagues. We are open seven days and seven nights.During the day we have a brunch / lunch menu that includes fresh, local ingredients. Alternatively you can stop in for coffee and something from our cabinet that has a range of muffins, slices and cakes.Our evening menu features largely Otago produce including venison, a range of seafood, steaks as well as a number of well balanced lighter dishes. Fresh, local flavours that won't leave you hungry! Our bar area is perfect for that civilised drink - whether it be a nice Pinot Gris, a Cosmopolitan, or a local beer on tap.We are well set up to cater for work functions, weddings, Christmas functions or any excuse for a party that you may have. Our clients say we are flexible and will work with you to hit the button so to speak with respect to style, food, and budget. We can seat up to 200 but also have the ability to spill out onto the Quay or our outdoor area if needed!You can choose the style that best suits you. Sit down, stand up, mix and mingle, canapes or a set menu. We can also arrange entertainment or a cruise on the harbour before or after your meal - Beautiful!
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good location, good food and service”
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Went here on the recommendation of a friend last weekend, and had to thank my friend immediately on the Monday. Had a lovely dinner, service was good, good wine recommendations and the fillet mignon was done (as requested, rare) to perfection. The dessert list looked great but we were too full to be able to try it......next time!

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank sebdino
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Expected more”
Reviewed 18 May 2012

We anticpated a wonderful experience- setting wonderful, company excellent- a special time!
No, the food let it down-- the were gems amongst the food selected however...what was described on the menu did not quite make it to the plate with some items- the duck was not crispy, the vegetables had a non-existent dressing. The dessert could only be described as ' ugly' I think it was on the menu however it had no flavour to it.
The service was attentive and considerate all evening..

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Murray F
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Catering was nice”
Reviewed 26 April 2012

Went there for a wedding. The food was nice but the woman in charge of the bar had poor people skills. She managed to offend a few people with her arrogant attitude towards babies in prams. Considering the whole venue was hired for this wedding and the couple getting married had a baby, it was a pretty poor attitude.

Thank Morfdawg
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