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US$6 - US$24
Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in for lunch - met by Selene who looked after us very well - she knows our home area (Hawke's Bay) very well. Ordered a drink and food and it all came in quite quickly. I had a Caesar salad and it was great....One of our party had ribs which came with a good sized salad, chips and, thank heavens, a finger bowl. Chatted to Selene and people watched while we had our meal. We'd definitely go back if in the area again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Ordered the grande pizza for $26 to find its no bigger than a dominos value range (no exaggeration). The quality was also underwhelming for the price. Will be looking elsewhere for better quality and quantity in future.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 1 October 2020 via mobile

So let’s tell u guys how lovely me and my partner rate this place. We came here cuz of a festival tonight and just randomly chose this place as it says 10$ burgers on thuradays. I can tell u right now, they are worth to...come!! So yam, and the chef gave us even a bit more chips as we said we wana share them :) So definitely lovely brilliant service as well! Also the vibes and atmosphere in the place is good, music with good bass but not too loud in the background. We will come back when we are in Dunedin again :)More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 17 May 2020

The Octagon is such a beautiful, vibrant part of Dunedin, we decided to have our lunch in that area. We chose Ratbags, which is directly across from the park. There was no outdoor seating available, so we sat at a table indoors by a large...open window, which felt like being outdoors anyway. We had heard that Ratbags served unique, delicious pizza, and we were not disappointed. We ordered the Carnosa...chorizo, bacon, ham, pepperoni, and red onion with mozzarella cheese and BBQ sauce...and it was fantastic.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 15 May 2020 via mobile

This is the first restaurant I went to after lockdown and it was amazing. Really recommend the chicken and mushroom pasta dish, great value for money! Service was spot on with all the new social distancing, etc...very friendly and welcoming. We’ll be back again soon!

Date of visit: May 2020
Mobile46294248069, Owner at Ratbags, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2020

Thanks for coming in and the great review - isn't it wonderful to get out again!

Reviewed 14 March 2020 via mobile

Having lunch, sitting in the sun. I chose a glass of wine and pizza meal. The meal consists of a snack size pizza of your choice served with a small salad and beautiful deep fried potato chunks. The potatoes were dry and crisp on the...outside and soft in the middle. There were about 10 different pizzas to choose from. I would definitely recommend this meal. The service was very friendly.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 March 2020

The team answered all my questions and queries about having a 21st function at IBs, they have great communication and made sure everything ran smoothly on the night. Plus the pizzas and platters were delicious, and they tidied up the decorations the next day. If...you're looking for an affordable venue to have your 21st I highly recommend IBs/ ratbags, thanks to them I was able to enjoy the night instead of stressing about details - they definitely know how to throw a party :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 5 February 2020

Stopped off for a drink or two in the lunchtime sun. Very friendly staff and a good atmosphere. Going back this evening to sample the food as it looked amazing especially the pizzas

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 21 January 2020 via mobile

First in response to one of the critics about the expense of the beers, as I tell my friends, NZ seems expensive in some ways, but don’t forget that the tax and tip are included. So $21 seems expensive until you look at 1 -...exchange rate. $21 is $13.80 US. Figure 15% tax and another 15% tip. Take off $3.90 for tax and tip. That’s $10.00 for two beers, US. Good luck finding a craft beer that cheap. Anyway, let’s move on... Frankly, having heard the word “ratbag” in a monty python skit decades ago, i simply had to eat here. Right on the octagon, handful of outdoor tables, fun for people watching or just sitting outside on a pleasant night. Quick friendly service (interestingly, you pay when you order, even though it is table service, which was kind of weird). I had one of their pizzas, and frankly, it was great. It had lamb, cheese, some sort of yogurt; onions....fabulous. Two beers that were OK. Worth it for the location and the pizza.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 7 January 2020 via mobile

Nice place in the central square. Nice atmosphere and nice prices. The 1/2 meter pizza was 1/2 price on Monday & Tuesday. They serve local beer at an ok price.

Date of visit: January 2020
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  • Ratbags is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4