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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

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199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
17:00 - 02:00
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 02:00
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134 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed a meal at Scotia using the grabone voucher. $98 for $49. Two meals and 2 drinks. Well worth it with us having pork belly for entre and I had duck with a loverly whiskey sauce and my wife had the venison which strangely tasted at times like a McDonald's cheese burger but a lot healthier! Tasted great. Nice... More 

Thank 422iana
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been thrice now, once with parents, twice with my partner. There is Scots in our family so maybe that is part of my attraction to the St Andrews, the food, the atmosphere etcetera. Not the cheapest in Dunedin. But possibly the best. On this ANZAC occasion found the usual very high standards as before (and my partner who was... More 

1 Thank johnandsummer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my first visit to Scotia and I was pleased with the overall experience. We started the night off upstairs in the bar and I was suitably impressed by the vast whisky knowledge of the bar man. After a relaxing start, we headed downstairs. The menu is not large but it is well balanced with something to tempt everyone... More 

Thank LoveDining77
Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had the duck breast and it was perfectly cooked. Great old villa that has been turned into a very comfortable restaurant. Arguably a bit over priced but have no complaints with the quality of the food presented. We were there mid week and it was not that busy but should imagine you would need to book ahead for weekends.

Thank uncleremus2016
Exeter, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I dined here this evening. We found the food to be very poor and prices to be high, we were charged 14 NZD for bread, the bread was basic, a whole meal loaf and some sliced white loaf (which had been heated when already sliced making the bread start to become almost toast like). I had the... More 

Thank Joules114
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was delicious and the staff attentive and friendly. The restaurant is elegant and comfortable. There was a good wine list.

Thank wallis12
Chorley, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here and were more than happy with the quality of the food. Tried haggis entrees and the duck before finishing with a dessert combining Drambuie, ice cream and coffee.

Thank Eddiehump
Papamoa, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't the most pleasant greeting from front of house and service seemed almost awkward. Scallops had some type of grit in them although the duck was OK. Creme Brûlée was awfully sweet. Was my 'go to' restaurant in Dunedin 3 years ago but would not head back there in a hurry now. Overly priced for what you get.

Thank ScottyPapamoa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The bartender Vincent was fantastic and really knew his Whiskey. Highly knowledgeable and fantastic service. A+.

1 Thank Tom W
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457 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,315 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner here recently. The service and ambience were both very good. Overall the food was pretty good although we were hoping for a more Scottish oriented menu. The only Scottish item on the menu was haggis. Prices are a little high but not out of line for the quality.

1 Thank Jeff K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 7704
Scotia Restaurant provides a premium dining experience, Our cuisine is Traditional Scottish meets New Zealand Fusion, Come in and enjoy some true southern hospitality & Peruse our single Malt collection

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