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$22 - $33
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Bar, European, New Zealand
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Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wasn’t the best restaurant I have been to. The staff took a long time to come and take our orders and then the food and drinks took quite a while to come out. When the food did arrive it was alright but nothing special.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023

Service was confused, with wrong drinks and wrong meals. Drink knowledge was poor, with some of our table having to tell bar staff where the drinks were. Food was good, but not outstanding. Quite pricey for what it was. The dessert at $16 and up...was rather small.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 17 June 2023 via mobile

We had a work get together, 17 people 8:30pm booking (which was accepted) yes we arrived 15mins late - to be created with threats of we were about to cancel your booking, and the kitchen is closing at 9pm you will all have to order...mains now before we take drink orders. Service was about as warm as the temperature outside (it is winter), unfriendly at best. The 200g steak I had was overpriced and under size - came with about 8 chips and a mound of coleslaw. That was after a 45min wait for our meals and no table service. No offer to take dessert orders. Staff just wanted to not be there, very disappointing for my first and last visit.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 9 March 2023

In the past I have enjoyed Ombrellos - good atmosphere, excellent wines and beer, and great food. This time was very poor from arrival until the end. Firstly, no record of our booking for 3 made a week earlier ' 'Oh we have a lot...of new staff' was the excuse, 'but we can squeeze you in'. There were very few diners (lots of drinkers) so no excuse for the meal. Firstly the menu had been changed from what was on line. Fewer options and much higher prices. We were firstly given the old menu so saw the better range of food (and lower prices). before it was snatched away and we were given a new menu. My pork belly ($42) was practically inedible - v hard crackling and slimy, fatty tasteless meat. The rib eye was tough, full of sinew, and the venison tiny, bloody - despite request not to be. No vegies apart from mashed potatoes. Desserts v poor. Oversweet 'crumble, nothing with chocolate. Wine good. Waitresses nice but inexperienced . Poor show Ombrello's. we wont be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Good location, great venue /atmosphere, food was good and didn't take too long, parking was plentifull, staff were polite and attentive ... not so keen about being sat upstairs in a small room in a windowless corner.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

We have a girls Christmas party every year, and last year and this year have come to Ombrellos Kitchen + Bar. From the friendly welcome, attentive service and risotto to die for! Two of us had the mushoom, (LOVE) and the other two had the...prawns. The portions are a generous size and came lovely and hot! Thank you for an awesome time, you are AWESOME.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

Chicken dish was terrible -as if taken from a frozen packet from a supermarket. Many of us had pork belly - not nice at all - mine was very fatty and unpalatable. Apple crumble tasted ok - tinned apply with muesli scattered over the top!...Ornge cake was as dry as sand - nothing to give it moistness. Service was fast and attentive - the only positive aspect. Worst meal we had over the weekend away. Coffee was burnt. Very very disappointing and we will never return!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We booked to come after a funeral but in the end had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances on the day. Very kind and understanding staff. We look forward to coming in the near future. Thankyou.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Ordered Taco salad. Tortilla bowl overcooked couldn't eat along with falafels as these 2 were overcooked. In a larger group and staff not at all attentive. No steak knifes will steaks. Empty food plates not cleared from tables. Had 2 ask or go get our...drinks. Menu on table only showed the dearer meals yet they advertise bar snacks available anytime. Overall experience not good enough 2 go backMore

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 29 April 2021

Last restaurant we visited in Dunedin on our three day break and easily the worst. Arrived about 7.40 to be told chef had gone home but bar meals available. That was fine by us. Bar manager was friendly and helpful. Starters arrived and were fine...as was the main of ribs. All three beef burgers were dreadful. Plate was overburdened by chunky dry wedges and a small salad. The burgers truly looked like they'd been microwaved. On top was a gunk of sticky cheese and a substance that may have been bacon at some stage. Burger itself was grey in the middle and rock hard. The bun was passable but everything was smothered in a sharp harissa sauce which I assume this is to mask the taste. Whilst dining a group of 8 or 9 were turned away. In the current climate we found that odd but it kind of summed up the whole experience.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 September 2020 via mobile

Hope it's just a bad night usually love this place, food was average my medium rare steak was rare the staff were not the usual attentive they seemed to be to busy talking behind the bar to serve. Maybe the duty manager was pushed past...his capability. Will try one last time on my next visit hope it is back to it's usual high standard.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

Went to Ombrellos for a graduation celebration dinner, experience was very disappointing. Pork belly was very tough and overcooked with a lot of fat. Battered fish hardly had any fish and was more batter. The venison was lovely but we felt all meals were overpriced...for the quality of food and service. Service was very rushed. We were very disappointed as we had heard great things. Would not recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 July 2020 via mobile

Dined here as we do monthly, ordered a trio of bites (pork belly bites, jalapeño bites and pork belly bites) off the bar menu and a couple of drinks. The pork belly bites weren’t crispy at all , the fat around them was soggy yet...the meat burnt. The actual belly cut was a lesser grade in contrast to the the last 3 years we have received when dining there. Huge fatty layer and a tiny amount of flesh at the very bottom. Whilst Ombrellos can’t help the amount of truncal fat the pigs possess, it would have been common sense for the kitchen to trim it somewhat or use another piece of belly and slow roast the fatty one to break down that fatty layer. The dish was inedible, it was enough to make us think twice before ordering pork belly bites here again. In contrast, the jalapeño bites and squid were delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 July 2020 via mobile

Yet to have a bad meal here staff are always great. Ordered a squid entree with a small pizza and it was fantastic, there is something about the tomatoe paste that take it to the next level

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 8 June 2020 via mobile

Warm inside on a cold night and friendly greeting. Food was OK but fish arrived on a cold plate. It was tasty with plenty of choice for food. Wine was good, service a bit slow. Thanks for a nice night out

Date of visit: June 2020
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OMBRELLOS KITCHEN AND BAR, Dunedin - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Ombrellos Kitchen and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5