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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“haggis” (50 reviews)
“cullen skink” (9 reviews)
“smoked beef” (12 reviews)
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Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

VERY DISAPPOINTED went with 4 service was mediocre , food was not much better.would never go again and would not recommend to anyone. there are lots of other places to go .

Thank 375davidm
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well-established and best in town for the whisky drinkers, beers good too. Food was unexceptional however. Large pieces of venison denver leg on a bed of red quinoa. That was sort of it!. Dessert pleasant. Friendly service, good wine choice. Warm with cosy almost real...More

Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved easily dinner for 2 couples on short notice midweek. Easy to find, nice atmosphere and pleasant staff. Gwendolyn, our waitstaff, was on her first night of employment but exceedingly delightful, poised, and although nervous, pleasantly efficient. We ordered the duck pate, lamb, beef fillet,...More

Thank JayDoc90
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us went to celebrate our son's 19th birthday. Entree of Haggis was exceptional and Scallops great. Lamb rump too rare sent back - returned with more colour on outside but same inside almost raw and had to ask for a steak knife (normally...More

3  Thank Santi59
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Our meal at Scotia was wonderful. Each of us tried meals we would not normally eat including the haggis. Meal sizes were generous so unfortunately no room for dessert. Instead we had a whisky for afters.

Thank Mairi M
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

My family from Auckland visited Dunedin recently for my graduation and we booked in at Scotia. We ordered two beef main meals along with the lamb rump. After eating out extensively at most of Dunedin's restaurants I would have to say this was by far...More

4  Thank 824leahm
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We ate in the restaurant--which was elegant and the food was good but not special. The whiskey bar is special. There are over 200 to choose from and a bar tender who can tell you what to drink to get the tastes that you crave....More

1  Thank redeetogo
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The food service was very good and we were waited on by two pleasant and friendly young female staff members. However - the evening will be remembered for the male staff member who seemed to be in charge. He was unsmiling, clearly told both the...More

Thank Geoff N
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We went here on a cold Friday evening for a family dinner. As there were 7 of us, we were able to get a private room. The service, food and wines were fantastic. Many of us had the roast duck with duck fat potatoes -...More

Thank Vicki M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I'm sorry to say I had the worst duck main course ever here.sent it back as it was completely raw in the middle not pink raw.the fat was so raw it was unfit for human consumption. Told the manager but was told it was ment...More

Thank scoutysophie
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3 June 2017|
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Response from Patrick S | Property representative |
Hi there for all bookings and inquiries we recommend contacting the restaurant directly on 034777704 or via email. Thanks
Bruce J
1 June 2016|
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Response from Patrick S | Property representative |
Not a problem Bruce. What time would you prefer? Cheers Patrick.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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