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“Rip off”

Esplanade Restaurant
Ranked #22 of 408 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$18
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management. No Reservations We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap. Open 7 days and nights
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

They automatically charge you $5 for a double shot flat white without asking yet the menu states a flat white costs $4.50. So, if you want to pay the price in the menu then you need to ask for a single shot. What happened to the days when they ask if you would like a double shot? Just a rip off and then they brought a latte... coffee not that good but location is great. Pity. Up your game guys and be upfront with your customers.

Thank Paul C
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No7Bal, Owner at Esplanade Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Hi Paul,

I’m very sorry there was confusion with your coffee order. We do offer single flat whites as standard and lattes as doubles. I hope you brought it up at the time so we were able to rectify our mistake.

Kind regards,
Katrina Toovey

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

I have eaten many meals at the Esplanade over the years and despite the lovely overhaul of the interior, pleasant staff and fabulous setting, the food was again not as good as anticipated. My glass of bubbles was flat ( how long had the bottle been opened?) My 'seafood' pasta was extremely salty and otherwise bland with NO colour and the shellfish was cold (!) . The pizzas were also over salty but looked great and were tasty. It was a cold night and the fire was not tended and really quite pathetic.
The setting and staff are the redeeming features of this restaurant.

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Thank KerensaS14
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The location and atmosphere is amazing! Especially on a winters night but have been a few times now hoping it will improve but unfortunately the food remains average. Have had very oily gnocchi and some starters, all of which lacked seasoning and were bland. Good staff and service luckily which helps!

Thank Elliekitson
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

The Esplanade is sort of my local as I live just up the road, and on a winter's evening it's a great place to go and have a glass of wine and something interesting to eat - it's busy and a good place to watch people and whoever is keen enough to be in Dunedin's bracing surf. Its only drawback is that in the warmer weather it becomes jammed with people - locals and tourists - and it can get noisy. If you can deal with that, you'll have a good time.

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Thank MobileKiwi
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Sitting in the window looking out at the sea, on a sunny but very cold day is a good way to spend a brunch visit here.
The Esplanade Breakfast is worth a try, coffee is pretty good, but above all the service here is always friendly and efficient

Thank TheHighlander2015
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