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“Great Food, excellent Venue”
Review of Bacchus Wine Bar

Bacchus Wine Bar
Ranked #25 of 388 Restaurants in Dunedin
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Overlooking the vibrant Octagon, you have the opportunity to enjoy the ambience both inside the restaurant while people watching the activity below.
Steve Hanngan (owner) and his staff are attentive, knowledgeable and friendly. Service was impeccable. One of the few places we have been offered tap or bottled water.
Our meals were beautifully presented, there is always good menu choice, the plates were warm, the food delicious and the servings were enough to be enjoyable but not overstated. There was room to consider dessert.
Definitely a venue we return to for consistency and quality.

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Thank Denise R
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We had the most wonderful meal at Bacchus following our son's graduation. The food was gorgeous, the wine list extensive and the service was impeccable. Thank you for making us feel so welcome.

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Thank HMWH
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

Superior quality and service. Great location upstairs in the Octagon. An excellent wine list. Wonderful menu, top service and beautifully prepared food

Thank Brucesrobinson
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

The restaurant we had booked for dinner had been evacuated due to a fire alarm and when I saw the firemen going in with wrecking bars we thought our meal would be somewhat delayed. We strolled around the corner and up the street and as we passed Bacchus, located discreetly up a stairway, and saw 'wine bar', in we went.

The attentive staff had one table available in the far corner and we just loved the atmosphere of the place, subdued lighting, fresh white table cloths, quiet conversations. The wine list suggested the class of the establishment and the arrival of our meals confirmed it. Beautifully presented and delicious. A great evening.

Bacchus is not cheap, but nor is it outrageous, although there are bottles of wine in the thousands if you can afford them. It is a special occasion restaurant and it made our evening in Dunedin just that.

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Thank duncanmacster
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

We've had wonderful meals at Bacchus in the past and were really looking forward to another great evening. However, the staffing levels were simply not sufficient to cope with the number of tables booked and we waited more than an hour for any food to arrive. When it did, we enjoyed it - the lamb was very tender and the chicken delicious, but it took so long to arrive that we had almost given up. Desserts were rather disappointing - some items had run out (again, a sign the kitchen was not coping with the volume) and the torte had been over-heated in the microwave and was very dry. The staff have changed and the waitress needs training in service. She was overly casual (great for McDonald's perhaps, but I'd assumed Bacchus would have slightly higher standards) and not up to the standard of staff from last year. Overall, a bit disappointing and not great value.

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1  Thank MrsGDunedin
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