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“Terrific discovery of funky place and delicious food”
Review of Plato

Plato
Ranked #9 of 410 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$25
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Yes, Plato is a bit hard to get to on foot. You have to cross over train tracks on viaduct with somewhat incidental footpath. Yes, the decor is eccentric: who knew there were so many 70s era coffee carafes left on the planet or so much kitschy Bric-a-brac and figurines. That said, the tables and chairs are simple and clean.

But the food and service were exceptional! We had the seared yellow fin tuna coated in dukkah and the pan fried gurnard coated in kelp. Also some of their own summer IPA and a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Dessert was a stunner: house made scoops of mango sorbet, cherry ice cream, and passion fruit ice cream on a bed of homemade cookie crumb topping.

The wait staff was personable and helpful and the food came quickly.

We’d go back in a heartbeat if we weren’t leaving tomorrow.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Plato offers fantastic local seafood, and is a great lunch or dinner venue. The location isn’t the easiest, and isn’t that accessible for tourists (you can walk from the centre, but it but parking in local streets is plentiful. The decor is 70s eclectic throwback, but when I go out for a meal the food and wine is my priority.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a hard one, probably a more a reflection on us, a good restaurant and cant really fault the food, if anything the servings are way to big.

Its not silver service and the decor is a bit hipster/ grunge, not really our thing, but thats us, however they do charge like silver service, $36 for a steak and a further $7.50 for veges makes this a pretty pricey restaurant, 2 courses & 2 drinks for a couple $164 makes this fairly expensive and for us just missed the mark.

Is the food good, yes, would we return, probably not.

Date of visit: January 2018
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Thank JamesBondrock
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We love Platos! It is quirky and just great delicious food that is well worth the money!
Lots of choices on the menu and something for everyone but you have to book early!

You wont be disappointed with Platos! Amazing food and service!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank kazzaka
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Ignore these comments about decor, industrial site. It's about the food and the staff, both of which are tremendous. The special sole dish with kiwi salsa was incredible. Keep up the good work!

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Departure605459
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