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Ironic Cafe and Bar Restaurant

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9988
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (43 reviews)
“pork hock” (6 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (25 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 528 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had lunch here and then dinner! Fabulous food! Chowder amazing; duck spring rolls delicious and the chocolate dome was a definite winner for dessert!

Thank Nicole K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We like to eat in great places so walked a fair way to this cafe. The food was fine but our high expectations left us somewhat underwhelmed.

Thank Sue V
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I regularly lunch at Ironic, our favourite dishes being the seafood chowder (always tasty and warming) and the blue cod and chips (fresh and crispy batter). Service is friendly and quick and the coffee is great too.

1  Thank anna2017321
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Dunedin with friends for the recent Seafood Festival at Port Chalmers, we decided to take our grand daughter (who is at varsity in Dunedin) out for Sunday lunch. Her choice - 'Ironic'. We were very pleased to get a table for the five...More

Thank SouthernFoody1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service with food served promptly! Nice warm and cozy environment with a unique quirky atmosphere and lovely waiters who had great knowledge of the menu! Would definitely recommend a visit to this - one of our top 5 Dunedin restaurants to visit for fine...More

Thank Alex W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal. Fantastic pork sliders and loves rump steak. Dessert special Oreo ice cream and brownie delicious. Will be back

Thank Tricia J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a breakfast meeting. Great coffee and breakfast. Nothing was too much. I had some eggs ( poached and runny) on white ciabatta toast with hollandaise on the side. Yes I was "that customer" on this occasion. All arrived. All was exactly how i wanted...More

Thank Kiwifuninthesun
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and great service by Vivi. Felt really welcomed. Somewhere you'd like to be to start your day.

Thank Ca-Ryn N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met some friends for lunch at 12:30pm. Haven't been to Ironic for around 6 months. Floor staff were busy and the place looked understaffed for the number of people dining in the cafe. Found a table and then we were curtly told off by a...More

Thank eiriesol
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just chose Ironic "out of the blue" on our walking tour of Dunedin and I soon found out why it was so crowded.... from the moment we walked in and chose one of the two remaining tables, I was attended to by smiling and...More

Thank Denny4033
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 9988
**WINNER NZ CAFE OF THE YEAR 2014/2015** OUR FOOD IS FRESH, MODERN AND INNOVATIVE. We source most of our ingredients locally and also use our neighbours at the Otago Farmers Market, Evansdale Cheese, Cairnmuir Central Otago olive oil & fresh fruit & vegetables throughout our changing seasons.
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