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Ratbags Restaurant

) #56 of 275 Restaurants in Dunedin $$ - $$$ , Pizza,
11 The Octagon, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9222
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“ribs” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (55 reviews)
“half rack” (4 reviews)
Opens in 26 min
All hours
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 The Octagon, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A decent selection of beers (but not massive). Mainly high tables and no high chairs for toddlers (although we didn't check upstairs). Their forte is good pizza (half metre or metre) and friendly, helpful staff.

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We called in here on the day of the Lions Tour in Dunedin. As we walked in the door, straight away you could tell the place was packed. Within barely a few seconds, a member of staff met us to let us know there were...More

Thank Dea0703
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our visit here and got one of their 1/2 meter pizzas, if you are hungry i would suggest getting something else as well as I was still abit hungry afterwards.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 3 June 2017

I've been here a number of times and if it's one thing I know, it is that their ribs are fantastic - juicy meat just falling off the bone with enough sauce on them! The half size usually is more than enough for me and...More

Thank Sophia T
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Worst service ever!!! Two tables in the whole place and it took 20 minutes to be served by staff who found it more important to chat amongst themselves. Food was average when it finally came... never again!!! If you own this place it was 29...More

Thank Brentwapwap
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We went on Monday 15th at around 7/7:30 and the place wasn't that busy, we were greeted by a guy who seated us but was very rude and uninterested. He got our menus but didn't ask about any drinks, he then got grumpy when we...More

Thank Osborne6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 04:00
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
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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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