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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch
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New Zealand, International, European, Contemporary
FEATURES
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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 6 December 2020

Seriously delicious and quality food. I had their cauliflower corn tortilla which was one of the best meals I have had all year. The other people I brunched with were also raving about their food. I only wish I lived in Dunedin because I would...go back all the time!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Other at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team.

Reviewed 3 December 2020

The ‘promise’ has failed to deliver. Gone is the superb dining. And gone is the whole experience around it. Now only a bleak shadow of itself, Glenfalloch is not the place anymore that it once was. The superb dining has gone, as did the chef...and the team. Learning that the team has moved to St.Clair’s ‘titi’ restaurant was somehow a relieve. So long Glenfalloch. Salute ‘titi’!More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 5 April 2020

We enjoyed a most wonderful lunch back in February when we were in Dunedin with our 2 friends.The atmosphere was fantastic so was the food and the service was very good. Would not hesitate to visit there again if we went back to Dunedin.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...More

Reviewed 19 March 2020

We recently dined at this restaurant. We decided to have the degustation meal. The meal started quite promptly for the first 3 courses. Then after a little rest, we were served the final 2 courses. We felt that we were a little rushed initially. However,...as we went through the course, it was actually quite well timed. The food got better through the night. Our highlight was the the quality of food and our waitress Jaspreet. The rest of the courses were well presented and very tasty indeed. This is definitely a must try restaurant .More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...More

Reviewed 7 March 2020

There was not much open in Dunedin over Easter, but this was a nice clean place with tasty food. Fast, friendly service.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...More

Reviewed 16 February 2020

We have dined here many times and it is always a delightful experience, using the best and freshest local, in season produce, cooked with love and plated up like a painting! Faultless. Service is superb. Gardens are gorgeous. You should get there before end of...March to enjoy he summer blooms. We can't wait to welcome them to the beach in April.. So exciting having them join us on the Pacific oceanfront.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...More

Reviewed 12 February 2020

Trust the chef was a great experience, also a great wine match with every course (extra cost). Recommended as a unique taste of NZ.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...More

Reviewed 7 February 2020 via mobile

Outstanding meals with fantastic fresh ingredients and combinations. Staff were lovely and the setting is special with great gardens to walk aroundMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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OtagoPeninsulaTrust, Marketing at Glenfalloch Garden Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Kia ora and thanks for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We really appreciate your fantastic feedback and are so pleased you had such a great experience– Glenfalloch Restaurant is a wonderful place and we are very proud of our team. We...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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