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1908 Cafe Restaurant

7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb shank” (48 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint 'pub like' exterior but inside could be a fine dining restaurant. We had lunch and the food was amazing from the gourmet toasted sandwich to the lamb satay salad. Very reasonably priced too and very friendly staff. Would highly recommend.

Thank dlrobins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I selected 'Dinner' for this review, but actually had both lunch and dinner at this location. The lunch food and service were so good at lunch that my wife and I returned for dinner. The sandwich and chips (French fries to Americans) were tasty, served...More

Thank AustinBobby
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here because it easy to park outside. You can sit inside or in the pretty courtyard outside. We sat outside as it was a beautiful day. The lunch menu is simple but well done. We got yummy toasted sandwiches and fries. They come...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best meals we have had in New Zealand. Freshly prepared and served in traditional surroundings . Hosts were very welcoming . A most enjoyable evening ! Would definitely recommend.

Thank Ailean C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a beautiful old building, warm, inviting, and the best lamb shanks I've ever eaten! Great service too, and all this on a very cold, wet autumn night

Thank mikeK3161RW
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I was taking some US tourists on a tour down the Otago Peninsula on a very wet Good Friday. We had done a tour of Larnach Castle and were proceeding to the Albatross Colony where we were booked in for lunch before an afternoon tour....More

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Easter weekend, not a lot open, decided to eat local. Good choice. My husband had lamb shanks, I had venison, both were lovely. Nice wine, lovely ambience, and we hadn't booked but got a window table. All the choices on the menu sounded very nice...More

Thank wendy m
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This place is great! Friendly staff, great food, nice fire and it's right down the street from the famous Portobello Marine Laboratory!

Thank SteviesPicks
Reviewed 11 April 2017

On our way to visit Penguin Place, we made reservations at 1908 Cafe. It was a bit past the summer season - and a windy, cold evening. How nice to stop here for a home cooked meal. At 5:30pm, we were the first and only...More

Thank Kari B
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Who would have thought that the1908 Cafe would be such a wonderful restaurant and great place to dine in such an out of the way spot in Dunedin - mark this down as a must-do experience and you won't be disappointed. Be sure to try...More

Thank OutdoorsmanEdmonton
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Harington Point Rd, Portobello, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin  >  Portobello
  • Phone Number: 478-0801
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