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Captain Cook Tavern

$$ - $$$, ,
354 Great King Street | Dunedin, 9018, New Zealand
+64 3-474 1935
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, Contemporary, Pub, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
354 Great King Street | Dunedin, 9018, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The manager was very polite and helpful. Our meals of slow cooked lamb hot pot which was so delicious, the lamb melted in your mouth and the whole dish took me back to my childhood when Mum would could a Sunday lamb roast. Lovely cosy...More

Thank Dianne F
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Service and wait times were good. Food was average. Not bad. Not good. Steak was ordered rare, came medium at least, with a very sweet gravy, the fish tacos were nice but could have done with a bit of carrot or red cabbage to bulk...More

Thank Whistlerskitrip
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Was told to go there by friends. Could not fault the meal. Highly recommend sharing the meal for two. Was delicious and so reasonable. Loved our own booth too. Cant wait to take my sister .

Thank mera1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Food was very good and not expensive. Will come back for sure ! I like the new decoration , so different than years ago !

Thank Elodie F
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Located close to the university of Otago this place is a convenient meeting spot although very different to its day as a student pub. The decor is dark and modern with private booths as well as open tables.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I was pleasantly supervised to walk in to the restaurant for the first time in about a year and a half to see this wonderfully refurbished and grand looking pub. Gone is the student pub atmosphere and in with this new opulent looking and welcoming...More

Thank 16zelliott
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

My lamb chop starter was delicious and my partner enjoyed his squid. I asked for salt and pepper and was given it in a small dish to pinch out with fingers. Not ideal. Partner had steak for his main and loved it. I had the...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

I hadnt been here for a couple of years so needless to say I was very surprised when walking inside just how lovely the decor was. The booths were fab. The menu had quite a range on it and i was able to create my...More

Thank coubs
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

I like to go here because it's very close to university but it's not the usual cafe style food as you would get on campus. Staff is always friendly, food on point and I'm never disappointed. Also so happy that it is been restored and...More

Thank kimsG1672CH
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Light meal last night, first time at the Cook since it was re branded. I was impressed. Good option for meals. My meal was yum. Loads of different seating options. Outside options, booths, standing tables etc. Staff were fab. I was impressed.

Thank Elisabeth S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Accepts Visa, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Digital Payments, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Great King Street | Dunedin, 9018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region
  • Phone Number: +64 3-474 1935
  • E-mail
New Zealand's most famous pub has been faithfully restored to a modern, purpose-built gastro-pub. Fresh food complimented by great service and a huge range of spirits, wine and craft beers. Blue Cod, Ribeye steaks, fresh seafood selection, Roast meat platters for 2 people, a large selection of small plates to share. Full table service in an intimate but festive atmosphere.
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