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2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
18:00 - 21:00
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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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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.

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 2 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!

Thank LSC
Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank ChefMianz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 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 

Thank JRD1000
Manakin Sabot, Virginia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 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.

Thank Susannemsmith
Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank clairnase
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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 

Thank Yolie G
Melbourne, Australia
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Quirky and charming. Great food. Great service. A real treat when visiting Dunedin. May not look much from the outside, but the moment you step inside it will be obvious you're in the right place. An eclectic collection of nick-nacks, crockery and tea pots adorn the interior. The real highlight is super fresh seafood prepared with thought and care. Loved... More 

Thank Ewster
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Went to Plato for a celebration dinner and had a wonderful experience. Quirky decor, delicious food from a wonderfully varied menu, with George providing exceptional service through our entire time (even tolerating my father's humour :) ) Would recommend this restaurant and will definitely be back.

Thank breakone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 25
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
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?