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$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4235
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (76 reviews)
“clams” (12 reviews)
“tuna” (9 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wonderful restaurant, which really knows its fish (but with plenty of alternatives for those who don't like seafood). The retro theme of the decor is a joy in itself. The food is the best we've tasted in a long time and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sean L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have visited this restaurant every time we have come over from England to visit family and the food has always been excellent and the staff friendly. The crispy squid and the pan-fried gurnard with spring onion, ginger and garlic were standout meals on this last...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 797marcusp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us ate at Plato this week. It is located in Dunedin’s up and coming industrial district and we actually enjoyed walking through this developing part of town. The restaurant decor is very quirky, with bookshelves filled with kitsch. It’s very informal and fun....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LarchFoodie
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Office function last week. Unacceptably long wait for meals due to inadequate staffing, one waiter for a large group! Really? Some food was good - such as the desserts (the rhubarb crumble and the Brownie being the standouts, some was ok - steaks not cooked...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank samandhenry
Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

Deceptive from the roadside, this restaurant is a good choice for a meal. It was a busy night and I think this was may have been why the risotto was slightly undercooked but overall the set menu offered great choice and flavours. There were plenty...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FlyingCharlie
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Seared rare Tuna delicate flavour destroyed by Dukkha coating and a huge dollop of Wasabi Aoli. That is not loving and respecting the fish. Poor Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc - course and heavy nose and palate. Then a powdery brûlée highly suggestive of the use of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

This is a highly rated restaurant, described in one of our guidebooks as one of the best in New Zealand. It is in an out of the way and not particularly appealing neighborhood, and the décor is eclectic to the extent that we ultimately decided...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JennyWoof
Reviewed 2 December 2018

Excellent food with good service. Lots of interesting display items to look at - a fantastic conversation starter. Staff were happy, cheerful and clearly loved their work. Wheelchair accessible, and even more so now they have moved the extra items in on the way to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NZtourier
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We are almost done traveling New Zealand and this place is the best so far. Amazing service, great and fresh seafood. The Plato housewine is perfect for dinner and the menu diverse and offers everything. There is a daily menu with fresh catches. Not that...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 43georgk
Reviewed 25 November 2018

We visited here on a chance recommendation from staff at Speight's Brewery. The location was decidedly odd, being among the docks buildings, but we could see that the other diners were discerning types. The fish/seafood selection was full and enticing but the rainy weather drew...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mal-Nutrition
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31 May 2015|
Response from CorsonClan |
Open 7 days a week Dinner 6pm everynight Lunch 12 noon - 2pm Tue-Sat Brunch 11am-2pm Sudays
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 4235
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