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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

) #33 of 275 Restaurants in Dunedin ₹₹₹₹ Fusion, , European
199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“haggis” (46 reviews)
“cullen skink” (9 reviews)
“smoked beef” (12 reviews)
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Fusion, New Zealand, European, Scottish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great space in an old Dunedin terrace house just up from the Octagon. Worth noting here, have been a couple of times and the staff are excellent, attentive without being annoying, informed but not pushy - really enjoyable balance. The food is excellent - the...More

Thank TheHighlander2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

We shared some entrees and each ordered a different main. We tried nearly the whole main menu and everyone enjoyed their mains. They were all cooked and presented beautifully. We finished with desert some sharing and all came away feeling we had a lovely meal....More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Scotia recently with my partner and came away thinking, yeah some of it was good but some things could have been a lot better. The entrees were very good, we had the haggis and the duck liver pate, the mains however arrived both almost...More

Thank ARH7
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Okay so you can see from my review history I have been lots of places and enjoy all types of restaurants and food. We went to Scotia because we got a Grab One voucher, looking at the menu and prices I wouldn't have gone otherwise....More

1  Thank Styly_Girl
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had a first table reservation. We were greeted warmly. We had attentive service. I ordered the pumpkin orzo pasta. I thought it was amazing. Would dine here again.

Thank michelle d
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Really disappointed with our most recent visit. Bread platter was gross - barely ate it. Bread was semi warm on top but cold on the bottom so I assume had been stored in the freezer. Dips were not desirable in the slightest. Mains were average,...More

Thank Tessa C
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Staff pleasant and helpful and a nice cosy atmosphere. I had duck which had a very nice flavour but was just a tiny bit on the chewy side. I didn't like the side vegetables as they were over done plus there were no greens, all...More

Thank Melissa B
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A meal out for two of us. We've eaten here several times previously but not for several years. The restaurant is very centrally located, warm on a cold evening, and it has a homely atmosphere. The main meal was excellent; I can't remember having a...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

First time here for a while but not disappointed. Excellent haggis and scallops to start and an awesome lamb dish for main. Great setting and awesome service - we will return soon.

Thank steve w
Reviewed 7 May 2017

(Note this review only covers the upstairs bar) If I ever can afford to build a castle, I will be including a scotch room just like the one found at the Scotia bar. A cozy, comfortable room with an eye popping wall of scotch...enough to...More

Thank freeamac
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Questions & Answers
3 June 2017|
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Response from Patrick S | Property representative |
Hi there for all bookings and inquiries we recommend contacting the restaurant directly on 034777704 or via email. Thanks
Bruce J
1 June 2016|
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Response from Patrick S | Property representative |
Not a problem Bruce. What time would you prefer? Cheers Patrick.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 28
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-477 7704
  • E-mail
Scotia Restaurant provides a premium dining experience, Our cuisine is Traditional Scottish meets New Zealand Fusion, Come in and enjoy some true southern hospitality & Peruse our single Malt collection
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