Cafe Rue

Unfortunately Cafe Rue has closed for business.

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Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Welcome to Cafe Rue, home to fine New Zealand fare and friendly hospitality!

Perched on the corner of Moray Place, in central Dunedin, this cosy cafe and bar is the perfect place for a bite to eat. Enjoy a selection of fine wines and local craft beer, as you peruse a menu of Kiwi classics and international dishes.

Whether you fancy brunch, lunch or a relaxing dinner, Cafe Rue has you covered! Their menu serves a range of local delicacies, like the Paua wontons or the in-house smoked salmon, as well as offering a range of worldwide flavours, like the prawn and butternut squash laksa.

From the slow-cooked chicken thigh, to the lamb eye schnitzel noisette, their dishes are a celebration of the season’s finest produce. The kitchen sources everything from the best local suppliers, so you can enjoy the freshest ingredients and prime New Zealand meats.

Whatever the occasion, Cafe Rue is a must visit on the Dunedin dining scene!

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Cafe Rue
368 Moray Place
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Tuesday 9am - 4pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 9pm
Saturday 9am - 9pm
Sunday 9am - 2am

Phone: 03 477 3406
Website: www.caferue.co.nz

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Cafe Rue

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Steve Wykes

First time I have eaten here and food was fantastic, very tasty. Nice little spot a bit quieter than places in the Octagon. Nice decor and wonderful service.

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Nice venue and great service and wine

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Moira Clark-Taylor

We are always impressed with the service and food at Cafe Rue.

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The service was friendly and prompt and the food attractively presented and tasty. All in all a pleasant evening out. Thank you. Kath

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A good dining experience. Thanks

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Rachel Fleming

Excellent food and dining with first table made it easier to afford a great dining experience. Thanks first table. Would definitely recommend this to anyone

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Bernie Roodt

We had a fabulous dining experience at Cafe Rue.The starters were so delicious (chicken liver pate for me and paua wontons for hubby).Mains of blue cod and sole were amazing!Sadly we had eaten way too much to try the desserts!But the amazing friendly lady serving us brought some coconut ice treats for our anniversary.Attention to detail and warmth from our hosts made for a memorable meal.Highly recommend!

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Great food and service. Went with the kids and the chef gave us a variety of options not on the menu to please them. Would highly recommend.

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Great location, ample parking close by, great food. We order 4 different dishes, and all of them was great.

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Paula Angus

Delicious! Loved the food, and speedy service.

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Livi Geddes

Delicious food, very generous portions - even my boyfriend who eats quite a lot was satisfied. Would recommend!

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Carolyne Smith

We really enjoyed our First Table at Cafe Rue. Neither of us had been there 'for years' and it was very good to be back. The young woman serving us was delightful. The menu was interesting. The food was very yummy. And that First Table quietness is always appreciated. We will be back sooner rather than later! Thank you Cafe Rue.

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Loved dining out here. I've been here before and will definitely be back. The staff were friendly and prompt. My friend and I loved the food and the atmosphere was relaxed making for an overall enjoyable dining experience.

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Family Sim

The atmosphere was lovely - it was quiet too and the staff very nice, friendly and helpful. We shared a bread and dips - a lovely selection of breads and two dips that were both delicious. The wine we ordered was also very nice. Both our main meals were big enough to leave us feeling very full. I ordered the steak which was cooked just as requested and the mushroom sauce was delicious. My daughter ordered the pork and prawn dish which she also enjoyed and was delicious. It was nice to see decent size prawns and more than just a garnish in the dish. we ordered a side salad (both meals came with potatoes cooked 2 different ways) which was nothing special but gave us something light and crisp. We were pleased with the timings (not long to wait for the meal) and the whole experience. Certainly will go there again! Thanks!

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Mikiko Hori

Great service and the serving portion was very generous. Great food.

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Very nice freshly cooked food. We were the only people there so very quiet. Very good value for money and nice wine.

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Erin Partel

Amassing food and Service

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Great service and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

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Bryony Harrison

We had a nice table by the window and they had my all time favourite wine on the menu, so our night was off to a good start! We ordered entrees and mains but the meals were very sizeable and we didn't end up finishing everything, as much as we would have liked to. The food was delicious, we will definitely be back. The waitress was lovely as well. 10/10 meal & service :)

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Mikiko Hori

Great service, friendly waitresses.
The food was better when I last dined there 3 weeks ago but it was still nice.

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flavoursome food with generous portion.

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Oliver Jolly

The food was fantastic, staff were awesome. Overall a fantastic dining experience

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Took my sister from out of town to First Table at Cafe Rue for her birthday and wasn't disappointed. The service was excellent, the waitresses were so lovely with the perfect balance of attentiveness. My sister loved her paua wontons, my portobello mushroom entrée was delicious. The mains all looked so good we had trouble choosing, she eventually opted for the Bengal chicken curry and thoroughly enjoyed it, my peking duck was really tasty. We polished off a divine creme Brûlée each and later a piping hot coffee. There was no pressure to hurry through courses or leave and ended up staying four hours. . . . . we did have a lot of catching up to do!

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Laura Gray

Good atmosphere, popular restaurant. Was a good night.

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Had a very pleasant dining experience....thank you Cafe Rue!

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Lovely atmosphere - delicious food and fabulous friendly service! Loved the pork and prawn dish and the Rhubarb toffee, creme anglaise and vanilla bean ice-cream was next level! Can't wait to go back :)

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Lovely atmosphere at Cafe Rue on an early Friday evening! Our meals were just delicious. We had the Chicken Liver Pate entree, the pate a lovely flavour and the rye bread yummy though we would have preferred it thinner and toasted (but just our own personal preference!). I had the lamb schnitzel and my husband had the Rib eye. Both meals were enormous and both came with beautiful accompanying sauce and jus. The side salad with israeli couscous and sundried tomatoes was amazing. I would have loved to follow this meal with dessert but had no room left after these meals. Recommend this place!

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Yum, yum and yum! Definitely our favourite 1st Table so far re flavoursome food!! Was tricky to find a booking as gone so quickly (and we can see why) but managed to get one.
Started with the pate, then their signature prawn and butternut pumpkin laksa - amaaazing flavours! Salt and pepper squid, then Pork and prawn in a green peppercorn and bacon creamy sauce which was delicious also. Will be ordering exactly the same thing again next time even though the menu has so many delicious choices as the people seated behind us said "How do you choose? It all looks delicious." Thanks team :)

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Suzy Moore

Fantastic food, great service.

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Food was amazing. Great service. Looking forward to going back. Thank you!

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Hands down most delicious meal we have ever had out, the service was fantastic ! We will definitly be back :) Thanks so much Brenda and Garry ❤❤❤

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Moira Clark-Taylor

We loved everything we experienced at Cafe Rue, from the moment we arrived, the staff were very friendly, and helpful.

We really enjoyed the meal...we had something from every part of the menue, and found everything to be so tasty, and beautifully presented.

We would go back!

Moira and Ken

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