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Esplanade Restaurant

2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-456 2544
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (12 reviews)
“pizza” (143 reviews)
“pappardelle” (7 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our experience @ this place was exceptional - the most amazing salmon/buffalo mozzarella pizza, and their coffee was great too! They were very accomodating with baby as well as pre-schooler. Great service. They really made our day and i still get hungry every time I...More

Thank Sandra K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite simply the best pizza in New Zealand ! Excellent pasta too. We will certainly be back! Lovely setting by the open fire.

Thank scottraveller2016
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

What a perfect place to sit by the fire with a beautiful glass of wine enjoying the views of st Clair beach on a cold winters night. The menu is extensive, delicious and cooked from the heart.

Thank Terri G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The antipasto dishes are great, coffee is excellent. Service is really good and positive. A great spot along the esplanade. And it was pretty much packed Monday lunchtime. We will without doubt be back in a few days. Next time we will try their great...More

1  Thank NewZealand-7
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We were loking forward to having a good coffee whilst we were in st clair the esplanade looked busy which is normally a good sign for a cafe / restaurant, we were very wrong the coffee i had which was a large cappa with an...More

Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Been here when my family from auckland came for a visit, pastas were amazing, pizzas were sensational, but it took us very long time to be accomodated, even jus to ask for drinks took us ages to order, if they could improve the service, it...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My colleague and I were looking for a warm, cozy place to have lunch during a break in training on a cold winter Dunedin day - somewhere we could watch storm brewing and waves crashing on St Clair beach across the road. We found Esplanade...More

Thank debbiegeenz
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and i felt like pizza for dinner. After looking at the menu and average price of $25 per pizza we finished our drinks and left. Given NZ is full of apples and cider produces surely they could stock local products not a cider...More

Thank SCSadventure
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

I often go here for a coffee and one of their delicious pieces of baking so I thought to take my family of 11 mature and well behaved people there as a 21st birthday present for my daughter at her request. The management has a...More

Thank Raewyn S
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I visited this place twice and was completely satisfied with tasty made from scratch dishes. Pizza was the best I ever tried, and a pleasant friendly atmosphere was a plus. Thank you.

Thank lovelycouple1982
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-456 2544
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Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management. No Reservations We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap. Open 7 days and nights
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