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Dunedin's best kept secret eatery! We a have strong focus on sustainability, have small batch beers on tap, and a wine list of organic and biodynamic local wines. On-site garden. Delicious carefully prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner available 7 days and 6 nights.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Cafe, Grill, New Zealand
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago

No.7 Balmac is a fantastic restaurant especially for a special occasion, like a wedding anniversary or birthday. Th service is attentive and the food is well presented and delicious.

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Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was full of flavour and vegetarians are well catered for. I loved how the waitress was attentive but did not keep disturbing us as a lot of restaurants do. My son ordered a Vegetarian burger and asked for no avocado. The burger came...with Avo so he just scrapped it off. The waitress noticed this and when we asked for dessert menus apologized for the Avo and deducted a dessert from the final bill without us complaining or being concerned about it.More

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

Beautiful food and (usually) great view. Attentive staff, excellent wine list and really lovely food to suit all palates and eating restrictions. Fine dining.

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

Been meaning to give this place a try for ages and we now have a new Dunedin favourite. From the moment we walked in the door, the service was great, the atmosphere was perfect and we couldn’t wait to try some of the dishes on...the menu. We decided upon the lamb croquettes and the braised octopus with caponata to start... both so delicious. The octopus was so tender and the caponata really set it off. For mains we had the wild shot venison saltimboca and the citrus and lime bbq chicken accompanied with a side of the roasted cauliflower. I don’t often order chicken at a restaurant but this was really good and matched the roasted cauliflower flavours perfectly. My husband fell in love with his venison .....I think he would travel every week to Dunedin from Christchurch to have this. It was complemented extremely well by the Valli Bannockburn Pinot Noir....food and wine heaven. We finished off with a wee dram of whisky and a delicious affogato. A wonderful evening we won’t forget.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The meals were good and the drinks list was extensive, with warm comfortable surroundings and friendly staff. It isn't a cheap eat, by the time you add a side dish of salad or fries, it can be a bit pricey. Like a number of other...places lately, their use of spices and salt tend to be a little heavy handed. These are much better left to the individual to apply in my opinion and the typeface on the menu was not the easiest to read in subdued lighting.More

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

We had the eggplant and duck for mains and cauliflower and chips on the side. The only good one was the cauli!!!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Following our day of drinking at the Dunedin Beer Festival we decided to take it easy and enjoy a bit of fine dining at the lovely bistro. 10 of us were seated quite easily downstairs and we enjoyed a great selection of drinks and food....Took the restaurant a bit of time to prepare everything but we were happy to take it easy.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 10 of us for a family dinner on Tues 29th Dec and No 7 Balmac delivered in spades. We had a lovely waitress Claudia, whom looked after us all night, with such friendly amazing service. Nothing was a bother, she was attentive, professional,...and always had a smile. She knew her menu well and recommended how many "small dishes" we bought for our shared starters for the table. The food was incredible, starting with all the shared plates, tomato bruschetta, beetroot lentil hummus and lamb belly croquettes and then everyones mains. We had vegetarian mains, pork belly, venison, steak and chicken mains and they were all cooked to perfection. The atmosphere was relaxing and we were downstairs, and were able to watch the chefs in action in the kitchen. I highly recommend No 7 Balmac to anyone who would love a wonderful dinning experience.More

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Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for a family dinner. Food was excellent, as was the service. Would definitely visit again.

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Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful friendly atmosphere. Attentive staff and the food was devine. Great wine list as well for a little afternoon drink.

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Date of visit: December 2020
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