Plato has made its quirky home in a former hostel for seafarers from around the world. With an ever-changing menu that delights in the local abundance of all things seafood, this place is a firm favourite of locals. Plato also showcases a wide range of local beverages, and every visit should include a sampling of their very own house beers made onsite at Birch St Brewery.
2 Birch St
Established in 1874, the Carey's Bay Historic Hotel has stood the test of time. Situated next to the township of Port Chalmers on the banks of the beautiful Otago Harbour, 15 minutes easy drive from the centre of the city, this truly Victorian pub has an excellent reputation for fresh seafood meals and friendly old fashioned hospitality.
17 Macandrew Rd, Carey's Bay
Handily placed on George St, Reef is Dunedin's specialist steak and seafood restaurant. Fresh, local and hearty is how they do it, with great service to boot. Reef also has an express lunch menu, with every item $13.50.
333 George St
While Best Café may not do anything especially out of the ordinary, what it does do is exemplify the old saying that simple food done well is the best food. The fish is fresh, the chips are hand cut, and the bluff oysters are sensational. And for an ode to your childhood, think shrimp cocktails and whitebait fritters, and ice cream sundaes with pink wafer biscuits and chocolate fish.
30 (Lower) Stuart St
Quality fish freshly caught off our southern coast, battered, crumbed or pan fried. Add your choice of fries and fresh salads, and perhaps a side of salt'n'pepper squid. Pair with a Mac's beer or a chilled glass of Central Otago sauvignon…..what's not to love?
424 George St