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$$ - $$$, Pizza,
11 The Octagon, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9222
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (14 reviews)
“pizza” (59 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 The Octagon, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

While in Dunedin recently, we visited Innocent Bystander as we had been a few years prior & the pork spare ribs were yummy. We sat in the larger room overlooking the Octagon, but did not realise people were smoking there - luckily for us, they...More

Thank SouthernFoody1957
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Love the food! Highly recommend the Dolce Patata pizza. Also, the Monday and Tuesday half-metre for half-price deal is fab!

Thank aleishamarina
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited here with another couple and their children. Had the amazing pizza and were really impressed by the specials they offered. Great friendly staff

Thank hidez_12
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We went to this spot in the popular Octagon area as we were told by their sister bar upstairs that they will be showing the game. Place was very warm and cozy for such a cold night and staff were very friendly. We ordered drinks...More

Thank WarnedHer
Reviewed 11 September 2017

A bar specialising mainly in pizzas but with other meals offered. Three gourmet pizzas are on the menu which are slightly more expensive but worth the extra.

Thank Hillsider17
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Joined a group of friends for a Saturday night out in Dunedin. We ended up at Ratbags and had a blast. Sampled their metre long pizza (a must do!) along with a couple of glasses of Asahi beer. Yum Yum!. They had live music from...More

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We had been at the Fortune theatre and wanted a meal about 9 pm: so were delighted to find this bar on the Octagon was still willing to offer pizzas. Great range; made all the more enjoyable with Emmersons beer to wash them down; so...More

Thank JedAfterthought
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Was recommended here by my brother (whom I was meeting) as a great place for food and not too loud for a catchup... Awesome Pizza selection (tastes great too, I had a 1/2m special) and the beer selection is good too. Service wise, Linden, the...More

Thank Inoxalus
Reviewed 7 July 2017

First night in town and we felt like pizza. The area known as The Octagon is full of bars and eateries. Ratbags is actually two areas, Ratbags downstairs, and Innocent Bystander upstairs. We went upstairs and were pleased with the choice. There's a small bar,...More

Thank May1958
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in before the Lions/Highlanders game for something to drink and a bite to eat. There was a good selection of beers on tap and the menu had a lot of options. We had the smoked chicken, cranberry and brie pizza. It tasted as...More

Thank BrianDK69
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 The Octagon, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 9222
  • E-mail
Ratbags & Innocent Bystander has been established since 2010, has a great reputation as a pub, gourmet pizza bar and entertainment venue. We churn out our pizza’s by the metre, we are an ideal venue to catch up on sports events on the tele and provide varied entertainment with both live music and DJ’s. We are located centrally in the CBD of Dunedin amongst an exciting hub of bars, restaurants and other typical central city attractions such as the theatre, Art Gallery and cinema's.
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