Funky or folky, the sheer variety of dining options in Dunedin will surprise you. Following is just a small taste of what's on offer; we suggest you visit http://www.insidersdunedin.co.nz/culinary-insider or https://www.zomato.com/dunedin to whet your appetite further!
Dunedin's newest Turkish kid on the block, colourful, tasty, and good value for money. Cosy into a corner booth with your favourite people and a Sila meze platter to share. Take-out also available.
Must try: the walnut dip.
17 St Andrew St
Ombrellos Kitchen & Bar
Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar is Dunedin's premium craft beer restaurant. With up to 15 craft beers, a quirky restaurant and cosy private dining rooms, along with a stunning courtyard – Ombrellos is also perfect for summer lunches and after-work drinks. Live music in the courtyard on Friday nights.
Must try: the haloumi.
10 Clarendon St
Ironic Café & Bar
Supreme Winner of the 2014 New Zealand Cafe of the Year Award, Ironic caters for all tastes and seasons. Dine indoors in front of the fire while enjoying the view of Dunedins' iconic railway station, or wallow in the sculpture enhanced courtyard in the evening sun while enjoying the selection of local wine or beer.
Must try: the pohutakawa smoked beef.
9 Anzac Ave
Serving up inspired shared plates in the heart of Dunedin, the Vault 21 team believethe best way to enjoy their food is to share amongst your table. The only Dunedin restaurant boasting locusts as a menu item! Winners of the 'Best Venison Dish' at the Silver Fern Farms 2017 Master of Fine Cuisine awards.
Must try: the melt-in-your-mouth paua fritters
21 The Octagon
Hutong is all about fast, fresh flavour – casual cuisine inspired by the narrow, bustling streets of Southeast Asia. Sip a lychee cocktail under the lanterns as you watch the chefs do their thing.
Must try: the Kung Pao Chicken
388 George St