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Emerson's Taproom and Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
+64 3-477 1812
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“poutine” (9 reviews)
“mac cheese” (3 reviews)
“soft tacos” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Emersons beer is brilliant and the food matches for quality here. Even if you don't like beer eat here... Setting is lovely and some of the best food in dunedin! If you like beer I recommend the tasting tray buy some rigs to take home...More

Thank Hanan H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Today was my first time at Emersons, from the start I had 2 very nice girls come up to me, asking if I was alright, which was excellent, I wasn't ignored, and asked if I wanted a drink while waiting on my friend. once my...More

Thank ChloeR1158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was terribly disappointed to be told to 'F$$k off' by a member of staff after complaining about her poor service and having the manager do nothing but defend her staff member. No undestanding of what true customer service is. Very sad day for a local...More

Thank Passport820358
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hands down the best Mac & Cheese I’ve had in a long time!! The service was quick, efficient and helpful... making sure we were comfortable sitting at a high leaner with a 5 year old. There was even colouring pencils and pictures to help keep...More

Thank DeeeeThomson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tours go at 10am, 2 and 4pm off peak and an additional 12pm in peak season. Tour was very informative, staff were welcoming, beer was great and comfy chair next to a fire was perfect.

Thank KatyC1307
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The waitress may have been having a bad day but she wasn't interested in providing good service at all. No smiling and absolutely no banter. Overpriced for basic food. One vegan choice so if you don't like it tough as the kitchen weren't prepared to...More

Thank smashing74
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

Such a vibing place. The restaurant has a really nice buzz to it, the layout inside is so cozy. They have nice leather couches which you can sit and relax in. The bar area looks top notch! The whole look of the place with the...More

Thank ekta69
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Okay, I agree with the majority, the place is great and worth visiting if you are in Dunedin, most definitely worth visiting if you also love beer. Try the 1812. Food is really good too, good atmosphere.

Thank Armand D
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Emerson’s was recommended to us & it certainly lived up to my expectations. The food was delicious & the service was fantastic.

Thank angecreahan
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Great beer tour learnt heaps then stayed for dinner. Plenty to choose from on the menu . Yummy food ,great service. Plenty of beers to match nicely with the food . Lots of people enjoying a Sun dinner at the restaurant. Would definitely eat here...More

Thank Rose B
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20 September 2018|
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Response from CJJ206 | Property representative |
Really sorry but we don’t take bookings for groups of less than 10. Cheers
Kevin H
29 July 2018|
Response from CJJ206 | Property representative |
Hi Kevin We do sell the tasting trays separately for $17 (including 6 beers) - the Taproom team are more than happy to talk you through the beers that you choose. They won’t be able to dedicate the time that the tour guides... More
Kevin H
29 July 2018|
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Response from RobboD2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. They have tasting trays with I think 5 different beers. You can see most of the brewery in the restaurant bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 70 Anzac Ave, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 1812
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