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1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really good, tasty!! And the best about this cafe is the staff : kind, benevolent, amazing, caring, really really nice and kind! They take care of me with my twist ankle! Thank you again! ❤️

Thank Coralie C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish we could give more than 5 stars as this place was fantastic! The atmosphere was quiet and intimate. The hosts were very accommodating and friendly. As we were staying close by we took advantage of the courtesy bus. The food....wow! We had the...More

Thank gordonklan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious venison was our choice the night we visited 1908 restaurant. This was as good or better that I’ve had anywhere. The service was excellent and lovely local ladies told us about the area. Highly recommended

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Very good service and a good spot for dinner on the Otago Peninsula. Food was tasty and the menu had a good choice. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Extremely enjoyable evening, lovely meal, good value. Warm and inviting atmosphere with fantastic hosts. Thank you very much.

Thank Glenn H
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We stopped for lunch in 1908 Café Restaurant. The ladies of this restaurant know how to make their customers feel at home : they took the time for some small talk, they smiled and laughed and ... never lost their focus. The chicken salad we...More

Thank Guy9120
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped for an early dinner. Great meal!! Salmon was cooked to perfection. Veggie stack was great- with the freshest bread Our hostess paid just the right amount of attention to us. We would return in a heartbeat.

Thank DaWoodshed
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Ordered the season fish which was monk fish or something, braised chick peas and antipasto.. hmmm the fish was as stale as it got.. chick peas and antipasto were average.. 2 points due to good service staff and the harbour view.

Thank Yao Min W
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Wonderfully restored 1908-style restaurant. Tasty food and assorted wines. Very friendly personnel and moderste priced.

Thank MarkusSollberger
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We visit this restaurant whenever we're in Dunedin. The food is Fantastic and the Service is Awesome. As a vegetarian it can be challenging to find a nice variety of dishes to choose from. Not here as they'll go out of their way to create...More

Thank Michelle G
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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