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2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
6434774235
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18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Quiky restaurant specialising in seafood - had an issue with being able to use their online booking system but secured a table using the traditional method (phone). Extremely friendly and slick service, reasonable prices and delicious food. A good range of specials complemented the regualr menu. Portion sizes a little too big for me but thats the only grumble really.

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Thank Liz-Vale-of-Belvoir
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Tried Plato after it was recommended by a lovely local and were not disappointed. The quirky interior and location hide a real jewel of a restaurant. One of our group had a very fresh seafood chowder, others had a prawn and papaya salad I went for the mushroom, garlic and lemon risotto with mascapone and blue cheese. I'm not a... More 

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Thank Trevor C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended at our B&B by our host and it was worth it. The fish was perfectly prepared with superbly judged accompanying sauces/flavours. The service was excellent and the wine was good. Very quirky decor, which we enjoyed. Not the least bit stuffy--all about flavours! Go there.

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Thank Julia B
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent seafood down by the port. For us a 30 minute walk, but worth it! If Bluff Oysters are in season don't miss them!

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Thank LSC
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First impression: it was cold and shabby, in not a fashionable way...chairs need to be recovered. I should have taken notice of their dead herb garden at the entrance to the establishment. For entree I ordered their mushroom risotto, it was extremely heavy in cream with over cooked rice and under sauteed mushrooms.There are many wonderful varieties of fungi their... More 

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Thank ChefMianz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plato is tucked away in an unpromising looking location, and in an unpromising looking building. However when I arrived here on a week night it was humming with people who clearly know where to find good food and friendly service. Having read other reviews I was not surprised by the canteen like building or the quirky decor, and hoped the... More 

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Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very odd décor, and very odd location for a restaurant which is so upscale and innovative. The menu is very interesting, and the waiters even more so. The food was absolutely fabulous, and the wine list was extensive. I would loved to have eaten there every night for a week, to try all of their delicious sounding offerings.

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Thank Susannemsmith
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Good main course of curried fish but entree disappointing. I ordered the paua patties after reading a positive review of them on tripadvisor. Unfortunately they were tasteless and stodgy with very little paua in them.

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Thank clairnase
Invercargill
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It looks terrible, scratched plastic tables, no outlook, bric a brac, dark... but the prices are POSH. Don't bother! Pleasant staff but they added two extra drinks to our bill. $24 extra... six raw oysters cost $27..come on! and my fish curry just wouldn't settle, kept me awake... better retreat to home cooking! Sorry to be negative, hate doing that..... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I was lucky to go eat at Plato's. You feel like you are in a 50is restaurant, the place is full of chachkies, but when you get your food, you will be AMAZED!!!! Their food menu is very extensive and you will have several choices for just about anything your heart desires. I chose the fish of the day, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 14 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Monday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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: 6434774235
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?