My Dunedin Itinerary

Food, eating, restaurants, cafés & bars

Dunedin has a great range of cafés, restaurants and local food products.


Delight your taste buds by creating your own culinary adventure through Dunedin’s vibrant café scene. The sheer variety of delectable options will surprise you, with food choices ranging from strictly vegetarian and gluten-free to authentic international flavours and traditional carnivorous fare – and everything in-between.

Coffee lovers are well catered for in Dunedin. Tables line the city’s Octagon and Esplanade, while the aroma of freshly roasted beans tempts one down alleyways and side streets.


Essence of Dunedin

The A to Z of culture, cuisine & shopping in Dunedin.

Read the dining guide (ebook)

Halal Dining

Dunedin has a great range of Halal restaurants to choose from. The Muslim University Students' Association keep an up to date list of our halal dining options and butchers.



Dunedin is known for its culinary experiences. Award winning restaurants serve up fresh local seafood and regional delicacies, contemporary and international flavours abound. Explore quirky bars in intriguing alleyways and numerous cafes for your coffee fix.

The sheer variety of dining options will surprise you. Funky or folky, Dunedin’s restaurants offer cuisine styles ranging from New Zealand contemporary to Japanese, Italian and Thai and Oysters, vinyl tablecloths and thinly sliced white bread are still served up at Stuart Street’s iconic Best Cafe.


Taste Dunedin

There is an abundance of fine food being grown, harvested, made, prepared and served in Dunedin, as well as some fine brown brews being poured. Learn about the local stories behind many of New Zealand's best known food brands.

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