Food, Eating, Restaurants, Cafes & Bars
The Homegrown project celebrates the diversity of Dunedin’s extensive artisan food community, featuring the passionate people who make and grow outstanding produce and products, and the city they live in.
Stu is visiting 52 Dunedin establishments over 52 weeks, lifting the lid on the city’s dining establishments and dishing up the kitchen secrets of local chefs.
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.
Dunedin restaurants have won national recognition for outstanding food and service. The A-list includes Fleur’s Place (Moeraki), Pier 24 (hotel dining par excellence), Scotia (Scottish-themed), Bacchus (historic surrounds), Two Chefs (French bistro) and Plato (Cuisine Magazine Restaurant of the Year finalist four years in a row).
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. Oysters, vinyl tablecloths and thinly sliced white bread are still served up at Stuart Street’s iconic Best Cafe.
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.
Otago Farmers Market