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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

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199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“haggis” (53 reviews)
“smoked eel” (12 reviews)
“lamb” (18 reviews)
Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd heard a lot about this place and was looking forward , we turned up here on a thusday night at 6pm the advertising indicated it was open from 5pm but the place was dark and unoccupied and no signs indicating it was closed ,...More

Thank Holidayreviewers99
Reviewed 10 April 2018

The staff were lovely and welcoming, nice little hiding nooks. Very cute. Would recommend for small groups.

Thank GinagAuckland
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Food took ages. Wine requested was not available. Leek and potato soup was a gluggy white sauce. Lamb ok but lots of rocket, and i mean lots. Ran out of roast veggies and we were the only ones there.!!!Veggies came out halfway through meal but...More

Thank Mandy W
Reviewed 7 March 2018

An old house in Dunedin housing a fine restaurant. We only manges starters and mains, as the quantity of food was generous and well cooked. A definate scottish flavour to the menu. Haggis fine as was the beef. Ale was up to standard and the...More

Thank drrferg
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is one of my favourite spots to meet up with friends over a nice glass of whisky or wine. The staff are knowledgeable and the atmosphere cosy and relaxed.

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

We haven't eaten here for a while but when we have it was always great no complaints about the food what so ever, now though..... Not great, meals took a long time to come out, we ordered the comfit duck, if it wasn't written in...More

1  Thank Donna B
Reviewed 19 December 2017

After reading some good reviews of this establishment we had high expectations.Early on a Saturday night we were surprised to be told that there was no Fish, there were Roast potatoes but no roast vegetables, Soup was extremely peppery, yet the Pate and the Haggis...More

2  Thank George C
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Great service - unobstructive and attentive. great food - I had the haggis entrée...a 1st! I didn't see the wine list but the Central Otago Pinot Grigio we had was lovely. Stayed away from the Whisky Bar but I hgear it is great!

2  Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Scotia is a long standing restaurant of great reputation in Dunedin featuring not only great food and service but an incredible inventory of scotch whiskey - over 200 varieties! My wife and I found the service great and very accommodation, the restaurant was quiet, clean...More

2  Thank daveO7659XN
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Taken there for my birthday as it purports to have a Scottish influence. Not really! The food was average and expensive. The service was so so. I would be happier if the total cost was around 30% cheaper. That would better reflect the quality of...More

1  Thank Iain M
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, 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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