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PRICE RANGE
$29 - $81
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my partner and my daughter for her birthday lunch and we had the fish. It was beautifully cooked and well presented. Can highly recommend

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On holiday visiting family. Brothers birthday, travelling around and did not know where we were so booked here and was a great choice. Every thing was amazing, staff, food, drinks, hotel etc. just perfect

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food . Everything that came out from the kitchen looked great. Reasonably priced and good service. Nice views of the working harbour

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff were wonderful, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming and the food was fantastic! We travelled about half an hour to get to this pub for dinner and it was well worth it. Highly recommend!

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Carey's Bay Hotel for the seafood, view, friendly staff and clientele and the relaxed vibe. I often get the seafood chowder or fish of the day. On this visit, we were surprised to hear that swordfish was on the menu. It was delicious...- beautifully cooked, with a garlic basil sauce.More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 March 2024

We had a group booking for 9 people and had a lovely evening. Good selection of meals and not just seafood. Large selection of drinks. Friendly staff and atmosphere. Well recommended.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 7 March 2024 via mobile

Delicious food, friendly service, charming decor. Great location for cruise ship passengers as it is just a 15 minute walk from the cruise terminal.. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

We had a lovely Birthday lunch for my husband at Carey’s Bay, the menu suited all my families different tastes and I LOVE that they have a vegan menu. Staff were lovely

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

Amazing food and the milk stout was super great! It was a recommendation from our tour guide, that I please, we took him up on. If you want to experience a little bit of local culture around the wharf, this is a great place to...do it!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 February 2024

we were all excited to go here, mainly seafood chowder. disappointing... the chowder was almost a muted yellow and if you left the soup still too long it would make this funny layer on top.. We ordered the big seafood platter, not the best not...the worst. The waiter dropped a dip next to us while placing a dish on our table. Almost landed on my Friend, the carpet looked groggy too after that. steak was slightly over cooked.. but potato was nice, unfortunately the table wa too small for 4 people. probably a 60m squared table. couldn't fit everything. Last couple of times we came it was amazing, not sure what happened there..More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2024 via mobile

We had been looking at this restaurant for some time, all of the reviews on TripAdvisor and Google were very good, and there is justifiable reason for this. Although the food we received was exceptional we were disappointed that three of our first choice options...were unavailable, the one that stung the most for my wife was no seafood chowder (at 6.15pm), this was the one thing she was really looking forward to. It would have been good for our wait team to let us know what items weren’t available, rather than let us go through the menu each time an item we requested was available. After the chowder, followed by the pork bites and to finally cup it off the lamb shank were all unavailable (on a Saturday night) my wife gave up as she didn’t want to be frustrated again. As I mentioned, the food we received (Ika and seafood platter) was exceptional, however for a restaurant with such a high rating they need to sharpen up their purchasing to ensure they have sufficient stock to meet customer requirements.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

This pub is a magnificent stone building dating from the colonial period, right on the waterfront of Carey's Bay on Otago harbour. It specialises in seafood. I had teriyaki salmon. I wouldn't say it was fine dining standard, but still a very nice meal. Staff...could not have been friendlier. Prices were OK.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 February 2024

Very disappointed. My partner and I are locals and for a long time now have been loyal supporters of the Hotel for family occasions and always recommend it to others. Our (at least) fortnightly treat is to order the Fisherman's Basket (takeaway) and enjoy a...beer each (a 12oz and a pint) while we wait outside and enjoy the view. We ordered our dinner as usual and were astonished to find that the price had jumped from just over $50 (a fortnight ago) to nearly $70! We politely questioned and were told "we've had to increase our prices". Then we discovered on starting our dinner that the amount of seafood items in each box had decreased as well and the fish appeared to be something other than Blue Cod. We have spent a decent amount at this business over the years and to expect loyal customers to absorb this double whammy is frankly insulting. The overall price of each takeaway box had increased by $5 or more, had less in it and my 12oz/half pint beer was $10 and the accompanying pint $14! While we understand that a business has to make money, we found it was at least a 35% increase since a fortnight ago. To say we are annoyed is an understatement as we have limited disposable income and chose to spend it in our community, thus supporting local. Very disappointed indeed😔.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Eight of us had a wonderful lunch. The seafood was sensational, under priced, fast and friendly service - and generous proportions. I had the seafood chowder which was sooo good.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024

What a fantastic hotel and restaurant We had visitors from Australia and after showing them around the city we travelled to Careys Bay for Dinner. We booked online which was effortless and the enquiry was quickly replied to. We arrived and were seated by the...friendly staff and ordered drinks and our meals. Being very close to the harbour we had a fantastic view over the bay and watched a massive cruise ship leaving. The meals arrived quickly after ordering starters of breads and dips and seafood chowder which was beautiful and full of seafood. For our mains we all decided on fresh Fish and Chips, the meal was huge, with fresh Sole fillet chips and salad. The service was fantastic. I would highly recommend a meal here, but book first as even on a Thursday evening the restaurant was full.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Hi Laura, Not from the main train station in Dunedin city but it is walking distance from the port where the train stops on cruise ship days. Are you coming in on a cruise ship? Regards Jo Kidston Manager
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CAREY'S BAY HISTORIC HOTEL, Dunedin - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Carey's Bay Historic Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5