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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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“lamb shank” (50 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank MarkusSollberger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We have a lovely meal here. The lamb shanks were beautiful. My husband had the All Day Breakfast and it was beautifully cooked. Exceptional customer service and not long waiting times.

Thank Maria W
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The lovely chef looked after us, and she's a delight! We both had the lamb shanks which were fall-off-the-bone tender, the way she should be (but aren't always). The sundae with berry fruits was beautiful. Exceptional espresso coffee - full of flavour but not bitter/burnt....More

Thank Ranipuss
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Love dining here especially with family and friends for a relaxing dinner after a tour of the Peninsula. Accommodates gluten free diet really well too!

Thank kiri22015
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Lovely food, great fire for a cold evening, worth the drive out. The lights over the harbour add to the experience.

Thank LJB58
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Quaint 'pub like' exterior but inside could be a fine dining restaurant. We had lunch and the food was amazing from the gourmet toasted sandwich to the lamb satay salad. Very reasonably priced too and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank dlrobins
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I selected 'Dinner' for this review, but actually had both lunch and dinner at this location. The lunch food and service were so good at lunch that my wife and I returned for dinner. The sandwich and chips (French fries to Americans) were tasty, served...More

Thank AustinBobby
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We went here because it easy to park outside. You can sit inside or in the pretty courtyard outside. We sat outside as it was a beautiful day. The lunch menu is simple but well done. We got yummy toasted sandwiches and fries. They come...More

Thank Linda S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, View
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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