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Review of Nova

Nova
Ranked #16 of 361 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$28
Cuisines: European, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 23 May 2014

Great staff and service, great location and great food (breakfast, lunch and dinner). I really love this cafe. And the free fizzy water is amazing. All wrapped up in a comfortable casual atmosphere.

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Thank KrisBB
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Reviewed 12 May 2014

It is a good little fantastic cafe to go along to for a fewm small meals or a coffee and cake, great service

1  Thank sarah g
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Set menu for graduation dinner very good, well balanced. Simple menu but nicely presented. Service attentive and friendly despite restaurant being absolutely full for graduation celebrations.

Thank Lesley E
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

Nova appears to try hard at being an upmarket restaurant, but gave me the impression of actually being no more than a rather expensive cafe. The location on the Octagon guarantees a constant stream of diners and the menu looks enticing. Our three mains for evening meal were all enjoyable - rib-eye cooked to order, a thumbs up for the vegetarian risotto and a reasonable portion of blue cod, but all sides are extra. Our bill of $120, which included a cider, a craft beer and a shiraz didn't represent good value, but apparently choosing to impregnate your own donuts with choice of filling is a bit easier on the pocket.

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Thank NickyP54
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

Our party of six were expecting to order from the cabinet that is inside the cafe and we were keen to sit outside. This never happened as we were told by a young female staff member to leave the counter and sit down - our orders would be taken. We were prevented from seeing what was in the cabinet so tried to ascertain what was available. I was extremely rudely spoken to by the waitress who did not assist us in any way. A young man came out to us and also rounded on us and accused us of "being resistant" to doing what we were told. And was in no way helpful or apologetic but defended the staff member. After this extremely upsetting encounter we simultaneously rose and left with no service and a very negative impression of this place. It was Easter and they were busy, but this in no way excuses the treatment received - never experienced anywhere in the world like this.

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