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1908 Cafe Restaurant

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7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (58 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (22 reviews)
“salmon” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Decided to try 1908 while on the peninsula, and wow! I didn’t expect it to be so good. We came on a quiet, rainy night; the place was nearly empty. The service was excellent and very friendly. 1908 seemed the sort of place where everyone...More

Thank blackfox360
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had dinner here on two occasions while staying across the road at the Portobello Motel. The atmosphere is warm and cosy and we loved sitting near the open fire. The owner is very friendly and has a great dry sense of humour. We thoroughly...More

Thank Benaroon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch last week at 1908. The lamb shanks were top pick by our diners and the ambience of the cafe was very suitable for our group. Nice decor and roomy with heaters on for warmth. Worth a visit to try...More

Thank Robyne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant a short time ago and were amazed at the standard of the cuisine - it was quite exceptional. The waitress was a real character and we absolutely loved chatting with her and joking about "Basil". The restaurant itself is a...More

Thank LarchHill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way back from the peninsular, stopped over at this place for lunch, we never regret that. The staff/owner was so friendly. We ordered the seafood chowder and the lamb shank. Hubby thought the lamb shank was extremely yummy, my chowder was fresh and...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find so far out of the city. Food and service was excellent with a concise and interesting menu. The wine menu was comprehensive and very well priced. The restaurant was housed in a beautifully restored old building which had been tastefully furnished...More

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Gorgeous setting! We enjoyed three different main courses; the venison which was fantastic, steak was tasty & the chicken (although a smaller portion) was very tender. They catered for a gluten free diet with a few options. The waiter was very attentive -even trying to...More

Thank Jac385
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The food was delicious, however the portion size was far too small. We had lamb chops but these were quite chewy. The chicken was delicious in taste but such a small portion. There was only one waitress who seemed to also be helping in the...More

Thank kimsG1672CH
Reviewed 10 April 2018

It’s across the road from the Otago Peninsular Motel and was recommended to us when we checked in. It was empty when we first arrived at 18:15, so we got the best table by the window. but it was very busy by 19:00. We started...More

1  Thank NeilandBarbara
Reviewed 10 April 2018

I've visited this restaurant together with a friend of mine. We were very warmly welcomed and because of the nice weather we had a drink before dinner in their nice garden. We both decided to go for the venison and it was great. The service...More

Thank JorisL77
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin  >  Portobello
  • Phone Number: 478-0801
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