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Scotia Restaurant & Whisky Bar

199 Upper Stuart Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 7704
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I were looking forward to a lovely meal but sadly were disappointed. We started with the bread and dips but these were not really enjoyable. There was a lot of bread and very little dip. The flavour of the dips were very...More

Thank Jenny A
Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago

(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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have a lovely dinner last night. My partner interrupted me all the time when I was trying to tell the staff that something was wrong with the dish. Maybe I need a new one. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Honestly they used good ingredients and the ideas are awesome....More

Thank 伊暉 徐
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed a meal at Scotia using the grabone voucher. $98 for $49. Two meals and 2 drinks. Well worth it with us having pork belly for entre and I had duck with a loverly whiskey sauce and my wife had the venison which strangely...More

Thank 422iana
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been thrice now, once with parents, twice with my partner. There is Scots in our family so maybe that is part of my attraction to the St Andrews, the food, the atmosphere etcetera. Not the cheapest in Dunedin. But possibly the best. On this...More

1  Thank johnandsummer
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Scotia and I was pleased with the overall experience. We started the night off upstairs in the bar and I was suitably impressed by the vast whisky knowledge of the bar man. After a relaxing start, we headed downstairs....More

Thank LoveDining77
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Had the duck breast and it was perfectly cooked. Great old villa that has been turned into a very comfortable restaurant. Arguably a bit over priced but have no complaints with the quality of the food presented. We were there mid week and it was...More

Thank uncleremus2016
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Bruce J
Hi there, an I book a table for 2 for this Saturday 4 June please? Regards Bruce Johnson
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
USD 8 - USD 27
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
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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