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2 Birch Street | Best to access from Roberts St, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-477 4235
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
Closed now
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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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Clive, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here before and been really impressed. On this visit it was average. I know it was a busy weekend - graduations etc- but had still hoped to have a memorable experience here again. Sadly it was not. The food was fine and if I had not had such an exceptional experience the time before I would have... More 

Thank Jacquie-and-Ski
Hamilton, New Zealand
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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was amazing, the staff were wonderful. I left very happy! If I were to make one or 2 minor observations , having the right glass for the right wine, it's something many places in nz seem to not bother about. And aioli. It's a little bit outdated and I'm sure some of the dishes would benefit from a... More 

1 Thank spookikiwi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

brought family from overseas here as have had perfectly cooked seafood here in the past. unfortunately the food tonight was way below average, was like the paua fritters tasted so strongly of pepper you couldn't taste the paua at all, and the fish was dry and waaay over seasoned. the side dishes of vegetables tiny, boring and also with tons... More 

1 Thank _christinelerwin
Dunedin, New Zealand
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a family dinner for three adults. We all ate cod baked in citrus crust and melon salsa. The cod melted! It was sensational. We shared perfectly cooked new potatoes, red cabbage and bacon and sour cream, green beans and chill and almonds. There was nothing left on any of the plates. We drank a Felton Road Pinot Noir,... More 

Thank Hakataramea
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was suggested by the manager of our hotel and we appreciate the suggestion. It was hard to find a good restaurant open on Sunday off-season in Dunedin but Plato was. The service was great - the waitress explained all the specials and types of fish available. The portions like all NZ restaurants are large and the food is... More 

Thank Sandra F
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68 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It really was a lovely experience from start to finish. Well thought through unique signature dishes in an eclectic setting

Thank Globalgypsymike
Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Liz-Vale-of-Belvoir
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Trevor C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

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 7 April 2017 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: +64 3-477 4235

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?