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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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All reviews beef cheeks steak fine dining lovely wine excellent wine list service was excellent staff were attentive octagon nz
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Reviewed 18 August 2021 via mobile

Had a fabulous dinner here on Monday. Staff were attentive and helpful. Food was great. The steak was perfect! Lovely wine Lovely venue Thanks for making our night in Dunedin lovely

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

Loved this place. Intimate, great food, great service - skilled, unobtrusive and genuine staff. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 27 February 2021

Food cooked ok. Not stunning. Small portion but not the fine dining expected. Not good value. Probably wouldn't go back or recommend to friends. Expensive for what was provided. Friendly and attentive staff and good service.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 11 January 2021 via mobile

Went out for an evening meal while visiting family in Dunedin. Excellent service and fine dining on the Octogen. Definitely recommend if you enjoy dining out. Upstairs in a refurbished bank with a view of the Octogen.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2020 via mobile

Boutique type restaurant upstairs from the Octagon. Don’t be put off by entry, it’s old n looks a bit run down but once up stairs you get the idea if it’s old world charm. Service was excellent. Bacchus has won a NZ beef & lamb...award ever year for past 20 years so make sure you order beef or lamb. They do have chicken n fish on the menu as well. Make sure when booking you don’t get a table in the hallway as you walk in to the restaurant. Food was excellent especially the beef cheeks! A bit pricey so be prepared. Cost us $290 four with no alcohol!More

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

Yes prices are a bit high compared to a pub or bistro but this is fine dining and very reasonable for the quality of food that you get. Ate pork belly that was probably the best I had ever. Excellent wine list, this a bit...over price, as I don't all restaurants in NZ for wine...we know how much it costs in the shop! Excellent service and nice atmosphere, if I have to recommend one restaurant in Dunedin, this will be the oneMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 9 September 2020

As always a fabulous food and wine experience. Such good service and everything was just divine. We love Bacchus as we know its consistently excellent.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 1 July 2020

From start to finish...Faultless....Attentive, Informed Service with a smile, lovely surroundings and superb fare. Thank you so much for a magical dining experience.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed 18 March 2020

We were here for a significant birthday celebration after personal recommendations and Trip Advisor reviews and we had a brilliant night. All our meals, entree, mains and desserts, were delicious and perfectly cooked. The staff were outstanding and it was lovely to look out over...the Octagon on a sunny evening. Highly Recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

Simply the best food in Dunedin. More than this - they have an amazing selection of NZ wines (and others of course). The chef is more than talented. Not only that it tasted great, it looked amazing as well. The restaurant is located in one...of the oldest buildings of Dunedin on the first floor. Staff is very friendly- just go and try out!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Bacchus Wine Bar and Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5