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Dine in one of New Zealand's most beautiful historic gardens. Renowned for warm hospitality, excellent food and a gorgeous historic garden. Open for breakfast, brunch and lunch. Bookings are recommended, but not always necessary. Weddings, celebrations and festivities are our speciality. Glenfalloch is Gaelic for 'hidden valley' only 10 minutes drive from the City Centre. Today, the Garden's maturity means photographers are spoilt for choice. Glenfalloch Garden Cafe & Restaurant is open from Wednesday to Sunday 8.00am till 4.00pm. Glenfalloch Gardens is open everyday from 8.00am until dusk Free garden entry, but donations are greatly appreciated.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
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New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our new favourite cafe in Dunedin. Stunning setting Lovely staff & fabulous food. Great coffee. We went for a Mother’s Day lunch and sat outside as we had two dogs with us . The duty manager was super friendly and accommodating. The lunch was absolutely...delicious. We will be backMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family stopped for lunch on our way to Allan’s Beach to see the sea lions. It is just off the road, nestled amongst very pretty gardens. You can see this venue being used for small Weddings. The lunch menu was very limited, and I...was surprised there was not a salad option for lunch ?? Anyway I had the pork belly which was delicious. One of the kids had the banana bread which was presented nicely and the bowl of chips is huge. If the menu could offer more keto friendly options I would definitely be back. I can imagine at night it would be pretty with the fairy lights. Good parking as well.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find. Gorgeous eatery in a beautiful setting. Super elegant menu where every mouthful has you wanting more. But also a cabinet full of beautiful sweet choices. We had to have a walnut tart before even ordering mains. Perfect for all ages. I would...love bringing elderly relatives here and children were looked after too with toys and a trampoline. Super spot for your special occasion celebration as well as an everyday stop too. Loved the pretty garden. Wondering if we can come back tomorrow!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for the walk around 30 acres of Gardens but only a small percentage of that is maintained so decided not to walk very far around the blacberry and long grass. The token sculptures aren't much. Mass planting of the same fuchsia in 2 big...beds looked like lazy, cheap, landscaping. Hoped for autumn colours in the trees and although there were some singularly nice examples, they weren't grouped enough for a great display.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 1 March 2021

Very good day that I went as a local. Enjoyed the gardens didn't eat at the cafe?resturant as to expensive and not a lot on the menu. Loved the opition of gentle walks or the more adventure walks further up.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

What a fantastic experience, food amazing, service outstanding and ambiance the best of any location. If you haven’t been your definitely missing out. I had my birthday celebration there today and it was prefect 🥂😊

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 3 February 2021

I had the crepes with bacon and a beautifully made Aperol Spritz. The service was fantastic from our loverly waiter Alex. 10/10 would recommend.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 31 January 2021

Beautiful setting and gardens with a great view of the water. The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and beautifully presented.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 17 January 2021 via mobile

Great facility for a coffee or meal. Restaurant catering from fine dining to a casual coffee. Relaxing bush surroundings

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 10 January 2021 via mobile

When the menu is already small, and then the wait staff tell you half the options are no longer available, it doesn’t bode well. Then when your table had ordered, the waitress comes have to say two of you have to change your order as...they’re almost out of fish...then one glass of wine doesn’t turn up... To make matters worse, we’d actually booked a month ago so it’s hardly a surprise that our table of 13 turned up expecting to be fed. We won’t be back.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, General Manager at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our Chef offers his sincerest apologies for underestimating the quantity of food required for your group and for the day. It was the first week for our new menu and his efforts to serve the...More

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CJandT
27 November 2018|
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
Hi Chris, Great to hear you are coming home to visit! We are wheelchair friendly and also have a mobility scooter if needed. Just give us a call when you book 03 4761006 and we can organise for you. The seats are padded, we... More
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Snihur
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Response from OtagoPeninsulaTrust | Property representative |
The garden is open daily from 9am and is a beautiful historic garden. Donations are asked for to contribute to the upkeep of the property to keep it open for everyone to enjoy.
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  • Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5