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1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (60 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (23 reviews)
“salmon” (14 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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1 - 10 of 431 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here after watching the blue penguins return to their nests from the sea after sunset. Very charming place, service fantastic-go with the recommendations for both food and wine and beer, our server/host was spot on. Food good.

Thank RdV88
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Walking in you are instantly struck by how you could be walking into a time capsule with the stunning wood panelled walls and chandeliers. The service is reminiscent of a similar era and the helpings more than generous. A great wee gem out on the...More

Thank Jo R
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I was there for an extended period so worked my way through the menu. Was never let down and many times pleasantly surprised. Service was friendly and nothing was too much truouble

Thank markfenwick
Reviewed 25 May 2018 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 23 May 2018

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 14 May 2018 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 14 May 2018

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 6 May 2018 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 25 April 2018

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

1  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
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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