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“Honestly.... Utterly stunning”

Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar
Ranked #51 of 330 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$23
Cuisines: New Zealand, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dunedin, New Zealand
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51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Honestly.... Utterly stunning”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

This was honestly one of the best eating out experiences of my life.... I study culinary arts at the otago polytech and I was blown away by this place :) We visited today for a birthday lunch and I had my elderly grandparents with me who are quite 'particular' about their food and eating away from home. I picked ombrellos because they always have good staff, service and their food is just stunning in presentation and superior in taste and quality. Today though they were ontop of their game... I AM SO IMPRESSED :D My grandad got his speights and was happy with that however after one taste of his chowder he declared it to be one of the best meals of his life!! :D My nana was equally impressed with hers (best she had ever had) and she has had a fair few chowders!! I had the zany zeus salad and It honestly is one of my favourite things in this world. Probably one of the nicest meal I have ever eaten and I have had some yummy food in the past..... The service is amazing also, with the waitress helping when needed and nothing was a bother, they are all well presented, happy and kind and its such a pleasant experience to dine there I want to go back every day!! :D Cant rave about this place enough :D JUST AMAZING :D

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank HannahVan
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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297 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Great venue for large groups”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I went to Ombrellos with a large group, approx. 30 people, for drinks and nibbles in the evening. The beer, list, wine list and platters of hot nibbles were great.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Sarah53187
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Long wait, and average food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014 via mobile

This morning my husband and I and our 2 kids visited Ombrellos for brunch. It was our first time at this restaurant and we loved the decor, and friendly staff. However, we were only the 2nd group in the cafe at 10:30am so weren't expecting a long wait for our drinks or food. The drinks for the kids and my husband came out quickly and the waitress was friendly and great with the children. 20mins later I still hadn't received my coffee but when my husband queried it, she quickly returned with a coffee and an apology. But here is why we won't be returning: We must have waited 45mins for the food to come out, and when it did come out, my meal was really disappointing. I ordered the eggs with hash potato with salmon, capers and lemon hollandaise sauce. Sounds great but it was poor. The potatoes were fury and old, and clearly leftovers that the kitchen needed to use up. The salmon was out of a can (which I wasn't expecting) and I found a large bone in the mix. The hollandaise sauce was barely there, and the dish was tasteless. Kids enjoyed their meals, and the big breakfast was fine.

Visited April 2014
Thank Amanda E
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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Asked to leave”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2014 via mobile

Great range of beers on tap, but for the third time we were asked to leave because they had something on and wanted our table. Wouldn't have minded if we had been advised when we arrived. Happy to take our money until it didn't suit them. Our group of 8 - 10 regulars will think twice before going again

Thank Peter C
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Wellington, New Zealand
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Food fab service a little slow”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2014

Our party of 15 went there for friends birthday. The menu is varied and inviting. Hard to decide between delicious offerings. Moroccan Lamb Rump was my choice. And a good choice it was. So delicious and tender it had me raving. Everything looked good and no complaints were heard by any...except for the slow start to serve us. However once our orders were 'finally; taken they delivered. However no one returned to see if we wanted desert. Consequently they took to long and we left. A missed opportunity by them. Entrees $14ish - Mains around $30ish - deserts $14ish.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank heatseekerdale
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