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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%
Travellers talk about
“haggis” (50 reviews)
“smoked beef” (12 reviews)
“treacle” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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!

Thank LizNZ2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Average food with poor service in this restaurant Food was limited as several items were not available as they had run out. Best experience was the bar upstairs Guy was really friendly

Thank Russiemac
Reviewed 14 October 2017

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 .

1  Thank 375davidm
Reviewed 12 October 2017

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

1  Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 20 September 2017 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 16 September 2017 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

4  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
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Questions & Answers
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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