My Dunedin Itinerary

Summer Dining Around Town

Delve into Dunedin’s vibrant dining scene this summer and check out some of the city’s newest and hippest spots to indulge your inner foodie

Market Kitchen

The latest cab off the rank, Market Kitchen is the brainchild of Alison Lambert of Otago Farmers Market renown. As the name suggests, the focus is on locally sourced produce from the abundant Otago hinterlands and the resulting menu is a fascinating journey in flavour combinations.

Beam Me Up Bagels

Perfectly positioned for impromptu picnics in the nearby botanical gardens, the recently opened Beam Me Up Bagels have quickly reached icon status amongst the residents of North Dunedin who flock there to enjoy tasty bagel goodness with names such as Yoda, Red Dwarf and Pigs in Space.

Papa Chou’s

Fast, fresh and delicious, Papa Chou’s is quickly becoming a favourite spot for those in the know, with a dazzling menu of Yum Cha delights and bottomless pots of Jasmine tea. This budget-friendly Chinese eatery just one block from the Dunedin Railways Station is great choice for a casual business lunch or dinner en-masse with friends.

Heritage Coffee

Brought to you by the geniuses behind the Vogel Street Kitchen, Heritage Coffee is the latest shrine to caffeine and good eats to open in the Warehouse Precinct. Nestled on the corner of Vogel Street and Jetty Street overbridge, this den of cool dazzles with its funky design aesthetic, combining heritage with industrial touches and still manages to feel cosy. A diverse array of cabinet food and menu items cater for every imaginable taste and dietary requirement with flare.

Good Good

You can’t go wrong with a decent burger and the team at Good Good are the masters. Another awesome addition to the Warehouse Precinct, this funky newcomer channels the food truck vibe into an indoor space where a retro caravan come burger servery takes pride of place. It goes without saying that the burgers are good but the sides are not to be underestimated either, need we say more than deep fried potato tots with American cheddar sauce, maple bacon pieces, caramelised onion, sour cream and sweet chilli sauce...

Precinct Food

Another strong contender in the ever-evolving Warehouse Precinct, this popular new café takes fresh seasonal food to a whole new level, with a daily-changing menu made from scratch. Perched in amongst rejuvenated heritage buildings, Precinct Food is a mecca of sorts for foodies across the city seeking out a tasty bite.


Nestled in a quirky hill-side building which was once the a Dunedin tram terminal, this cosy café and bar is open for brunch, lunch and dinner featuring a diverse range of dishes and counter food cooked to perfection. A great spot to enjoy a leisurely evening meal with view of the city or lazy weekend lunch.

Pizzeria Da Francesca

The latest addition to Francesca’s collection of restaurants which have proved popular in Wanaka, and Christchurch, the Dunedin outlet in Lower Stuart Street hones in on authentic Italian-style pizza with a succinct but delicious menu including an interesting array of sides and desserts.

Cobb & Co

Serving up a good dose of childhood nostalgia alongside a delicious menu of comfort food and signature dishes, Cobb & Co has made a triumphant return to Dunedin with an expansive new restaurant in the Dunedin Railway Station building. A firm family favourite the restaurant is complete with children’s play area and makes a great pit stop during a busy day out in the central city.

Glenfalloch Restaurant

Set in the gorgeous grounds of Glenfalloch Gardens on the Otago Peninsula, Glenfalloch restaurant is a destination in itself. Dining here is multi-sensory experience of fascinating flavours, textures and visual presentation. A regularly changing menu of seasonal and locally sourced cuisine paired with a light airy dining room and sunny outdoor seating area make for an excellent summer dining destination.

Blueskin Nurseries Café

Tucked away just off State Highway 1 alongside the beautiful expanse of Blueskin Bay, this charming little café is an oasis of calm and greenery with a lovely plant filled courtyard complete with bean bags and sun umbrellas. A great spot to enjoy lunch al fresco followed by an amble through the excellent selection of plants, trees and gardening paraphernalia.