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Ironic Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
9 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 9988
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (59 reviews)
“pork hock” (8 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (34 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 589 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Modern and nice place in silent area. Close to the beautiful railway station and city center. Tried to eat there three times and two times of them we leave; first time staff told us that kitchen is already closed at 9pm, the second time we...More

Thank Dmitry M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was our second time dining at Ironic, and once again both the service and the food was exemplary! The staff were super friendly and helpful, not to mention efficient. We enjoyed sitting outside on this warm evening. We ordered the pork hock and Moroccan...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited Ironic Café and Bar in Settlers museum. Selection was mainly sandwiches but they looked all good. Had a roast beef one and it was tasty and full of flavor.

Thank PetriKoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly pleasant staff with ok food although both my Cajun wrap and soup were fairly bland. Soup needed more seasoning and less Cumin! Lovely entrance hall to museum

Thank Jon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good or prices fast and friendly service. Meals we had where pork sliders and chicken nachos nothing to fancy but were done right

Thank Dean690
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a quick bite while walking around Dunedin. I remembered seeing this as a place listed with gluten-free options. They seemed to handle this well. My family had nachos (2 orders) and I had a delightful and flavorful salmon salad. I'm very...More

Thank Amy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely break at this cafe, warm and hospital with great contemporary cuisine. Our boys we’re amazed at the chocolate fish served with their hot chocolates. We’ll be back next time we’re In Dunedin

Thank rf0709
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere with lots of interesting art. Food in large portions and beef cooked to perfection.

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for mains and puddings and all were delicious. We had the beef, lamb and pork followed by one of each of the deserts. All were presented really nicely and were tasty. The staff were friendly too. Would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled through Dunedin on our way north and stopped for a very lovely lunch after snapping pictures of the train station. My husband had fried cod and I had chicken in phyllo dough. Both were superb. The service was fast and friendly. Highly recommend!

Thank Victoria G
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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