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#24 of 40 Bar in Dunedin


US$5 - US$29
Bar, Cafe, Grill, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was absolutely amazing! Interior design-wise the place looks average, and way out of town, but OMG the food is so tasty. There were several families dining there, and I got a feeling that it's the sort of a place locals like to go...to. Simple, a bit "tatty" with menus printed on worn A4 paper, stapled together. But I would totally go there again! Because the catch of the day (grilled salmon) was fantastic.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 13 November 2021 via mobile

I have been to equinox a few times and food is always good, no complaints from anyone this time either. Sevice could have been abit more attentive, however no real issues and staff were always friendly. This restaurant has a play section with toys which...is always a bonus when you have children, which we did. Very disappointed to see the state of it today though. It was an absolute mess, chalk everywhere on the carpet, broken toys everywhere. If you can't manage the upkeep then I suggest you get rid of the children's play area. Especially in today's world you expect cleanliness.More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021

I am pescatarian which is usually not a problem. Fish of the day is usually a safe bet for not having any meat (certainly it was not disclosed on the menu). Came out with beans cooked with bacon. The fish and puree was nice, but...I was unable to eat the beans. It would be nice for equinox to either add the bacon to the menu description, or clarify with people when ordering if they want the meal to be pescatarian or if they are OK with bacon. It was a shame as there were other vegetarian/pescatarian options on the menu that I could have ordered if I knew.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 October 2020

I ordered fish of the day, served with parsnip purée and charred beans. Nowhere in the menu says that there is meat in the dish, and yet they just cooked the vegetable with BACON!! Who does that?? Do they not know some people are pescatarians...who eat fish but not pork?? I lost my appetite altogether. The waiter said they have been doing this dish for a while and nobody else complained. Seriously?? The manager did not even come out to apologise until I insisted the staff to get the manager to personally apologise. This a cardinal error and it is totally unacceptable! I will never return to this place again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
arunash0k, General Manager at Equinox Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2020

Dear Wan Chee, I am the manager who spoke with you in the restaurant and we deeply regret about the incident that you faced. As I understand that it was our responsibility to include all main ingredients in the description, and as I remember after...More

Reviewed 3 October 2020

The group that i was part of had an enjoyable meal with the fare being as promised and the waitresses did a great job of getting the food out in a timely manor

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 24 September 2020

The setting of the tables were good and the placement of the tables had space between them so we were easily able to access our places. We were a group of seven and could hear each other speak not matter where we were sitting.the food...eaten were all different and thoroughly enjoyed the mealMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

We had a most enjoyable meal in this busy restaurant today. The service was excellent and both meals- a steak sandwich and a warm Thai beef salad -were delicious. The restaurant is modern, comfortable and not noisy, and we thought both meals were good value...for money.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 1 September 2020 via mobile

A delicious meal, superbly cooked and presented. I had the chicken, husband had the steak, both big meals and piping hot. We will return!

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

Equinox delivers every visit! The food is AMAZING! Especially recommend their seafood chowder. Best ever tasted! Keep up good work guys! Thanks for the wonderful meals and friendly service x

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 17 August 2020

We came here last night for my step mums birthday dinner. The meals were huge & delicious, the cocktails were amazing as well - we actually stayed longer just to drink their cocktails. The staff were so lovely - smiley & friendly. The toy corner...for the kids is currently closed due to covid, however this restaurant is definitely child friendly regardless.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5