Cuisine: European, French, Italian
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

This charming and intimate Film Noir inspired restaurant is just two blocks from The Octagon. The 1890s brick building exudes a warm ambiance and there’s a sheltered outdoor courtyard that’s perfect for al fresco dining on warmer days.

On the menu, you’ll find an irresistible range of French and Italian cuisine. Our gnocchi is made by hand onsite and dishes are created from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Think red wine roasted chicken, beef ragu and fried gnocchi.

The excellent dessert menu brings the very best Italian and French desserts onto one page, making it near-impossible to pick just one.

Polish off your experience with a glass of Moa craft beer or one of the fantastic wines available.

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Gaslight Restaurant
73 St Andrew St
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Tues - Sunday: 5pm - late

Phone: 03 477 7300
Website: www.gaslightdunedin.co.nz

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Ranked: #3 of 14 restaurants in Dunedin Central 3
Gaslight Restaurant
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: European, French, Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Lovely food as usual. The pumpkin and feta salad to start is delicious and plenty to share between two people. I asked for a main minus the chorizo as I don't eat meat, that was no problem and we were also offered another option which wasn't on the menu which was meat free. The service is attentive without being intrusive. We spent nearly two hours there which is nice as it makes it totally unhurried; you're not rushed to make room for someone else. It's our favourite restaurant in Dunedin.

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Tammy Douglas

As soon as we walked in we were greeted with excellent service and this was carried on through out the duration of the night even when the restaurant got quite busy. Waiting times were very fast and there was a sufficient amount of times in between courses. We started with the breads and dips for an entree and these house made dips were absolutely delicious. The ciabatta bread was baked fresh and this just complimented there dips really well. Mains were also very delicious and the sizes were massive, getting half off ours to takeaway to save room for dessert. The dessert was spectacular having the waitress do the flambe display for the chocolate pot. Amazing service and amazing food, have already recommended!

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AMAZING!!!!!! The food was awesome best steak I have had in ages and the dessert was so insane. The service was excellent so helpful and just great.
This is the place to go in Dunners I want to go back again every day.

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We had a great experience at Gaslight. The food was so tasty, the pumpkin hummus especially from the bread platter was delicious and the meat in the duck with ratatouille was just falling off the bone. The staff were also very welcoming and hospitable without crowding us. One of our best first table experiences for sure - thanks Gaslight team :)

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Marilou Scott

We couldn't fault the flawless service we recieved. The ambience of the place suits it's theme. The food was delicious. We started with the mixed entree. All of the ingredients were fresh. Then my husband ordered red wine to go the French Main Boeuf - Porterhouse Steak topped with Jus & Cafe De Paris Butter (25 Ingredients) Thyme, Marinated Mushrooms, Spinach, Caramelized Onions & Rustic Chips. The steak was sucullent. Everything tasted delicious. It was obvious that there was much love and care put into the food they served. The Rustic Chips was crunchy in the outside and but still tender and juicy in the inside. The portions were huge. We came out very full and satisfied. My husband and I highly recommend Gaslight!

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Johanna McKay

Fantastic place to come for dinner. Relaxing place to unwind and enjoy the meal. We all loved it. The pate was amazing, the duck was delicious and desserts were scrummy. The other dishes we ordered were very good too. The coffee was well made. I didn't know the wines so when I asked for a recommendation for a wine to match the duck the one recommended was perfect. Highly recommend.

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Rebecca Gilchrist

Really enjoyed my meal with friends here last night. I had never been to Gaslight, the meals were lovely and the service was excellent, just the right level of attentive but not overbearing. We didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive once ordered and it really was great. We all had mains off the French menu and a dessert each. My only complaint is it was so good i ate too much!

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Kyle Cuthbertson

The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, with friendly staff. Once you get the food things only get better. The food is delicious, served reasonably quickly, and surprisingly filling. Would definitely recommend, and will definitely be going back in the future.

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Jessie Chapman

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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First in - first served! We were one of only two tables so early in the evening, so we had our very own waitress, who was lovely and very prompt, clearing dishes immediately after we finished. We ordered le boeuf (porterhouse steak) and le canard (confit duck leg) and both were fantastic, perfectly cooked, including the medium-rare steak. A lovely experience and finished in time to catch an early movie too! Thanks Gaslight and FirstTable!

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Kadi Alsop

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great location, very good service and good food
we will come back again

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Sara Litchfield

Lovely ambience, large portions, great service.

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Had a lovely dinner at Gaslight, food and service was perfect. Beautiful and quiet environment

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Beautiful food, qualty ingredients and we were very well looked after. So pleased we went to Gaslight. The Brulee is the bomb!

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The food tastes as good as it sounds on the menu
Impeccably presented. Plentiful. Good selection among Italian and slightly more substantial French style dishes. Excellent value for money. Nice atmosphere

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We arrived approximately 5.20pm for our 5.15pm 2 person seating, our table was waiting with a candle on it. Lovely ambience, luckily I sat next to the little panel heater on the wall. We were greeted and allowed to settle in for a couple of mins before being read the specials. Then our drinks orders were taken and upon return of the drinks we both decided to have the specials (stuffed sole fillets, poached in white wine and served on a potato hash cake with a size of bacon and mushroom orzo; my partner had the chicken breast with chorizo and mushroom sauce and ...... it was succulent). We had a second round of beverages and 2x creme brûlée for dessert, these were creamy and lovely served with some canned/stewed straws due to the winter season. Everything was very enjoyable. The lone gentleman serving us was lovely. Our only critique is that the restaurant was quite cold beyond the little wall heater. Thank you.

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Lovely food as usual. The pumpkin and feta salad to start is delicious and plenty to share between two people. I asked for a main minus the chorizo as I don't eat meat, that was no problem and we were also offered another option which wasn't on the menu which was meat free. The service is attentive without being intrusive. We spent nearly two hours there which is nice as it makes it totally unhurried; you're not rushed to make room for someone else. It's our favourite restaurant in Dunedin.

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Tim Brunning

Felt like we are transported back to the 80's with the music. Tried duck for the first time and my partner had the pork both were nice but not outstanding. Wine was yum!

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Della Clark

High class service to match the high class food!!! Will definitely be raving about this place for a while :)

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Tersia Claasen

Very professional restaurant with excellent staff. Lovely, warm atmosphere. Ok food.

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Sal Paul

Great food! Atmosphere cosy and intimate. Would certainly recommend to others.

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Lovely food, friendly and polite staff, would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Katherine Hope

Really great atmosphere and service.

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Had an enjoyable dinner here for my mother's birthday. Highly recommend.

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Excellent service and great food! We had a 5.15pm reservation, I called Gaslight the afternoon of the booking to advise that we needed to finish by 6pm as we had an event to attend. They were very helpful and said to come in early at 5pm, and to order straight away. We did and the steak which I like rare was cooked to perfection. My friend loved their Chocolate Croissant with Warm Layers of Custard & Chocolate Croissant Served with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, she commented that it was extra yummy compared to the last time she had it. because it had more custard than before. The chocolate croissant was served seamlessly after dinner had been finished. The timing was perfect and we were able to leave for our event at 6pm without feeling rushed. Excellent all round!!!

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Family Sim

Wonderful service and delicious food. The staff were excellent and took good care of us. Naively selection of menu options. Enjoyed our evening.

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Awesome service and amazing food highly recommend

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Another great dining experience at gaslight. Everything was perfect!

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Food and service is impeccable. The Canard dish is beautifully done so is the Poulet. Ambience and decor of the restaurant are conducive for a relaxing meal.

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Jae Beth Harley

We had a lovely evening at Gaslight. The food was wonderful with fairly generous servings. We had the anitipasto platter which had lovely home made dips on it. Generous serving as stated in the menu esp the meat. We would recommend this. My husband had Fried Gnocci (Slightly overcooked) but lovely mushroom and beef jus. Very rich. I enjoyed the Pork belly which was very very soft cooked to perfection with lovely side of green and crunchy potato rosti. The desserts were well done to the choc pot was decadent and yum and the crossiant pudding like bread pudding if you like that kind of thing which I do. I hear that these are fairly new owners though.... so while it was good, there were few things I think that could be improved. The current menu online is out of date with menu items and pricing which has gone up. It's also called a wine bar and on the website it says there is an extensive list of wine and beer.......there were only 5 red wines (a few more whites) and no beer on tap only bottled. We think for wine bar that advertises such on its website that this needs addressing asap. There's a great wine shop in town with many international wines (we shop there)
We also thought the music choice while fine, did not reflect the ambience of the restaurant and would have enjoyed in Italian or French cafe themed music. Overall we would go again, hopefully those few things can be ironed out and there's few more interesting wine choices made available.

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Tammy Douglas

As soon as we walked in we were greeted with excellent service and this was carried on through out the duration of the night even when the restaurant got quite busy. Waiting times were very fast and there was a sufficient amount of times in between courses. We started with the breads and dips for an entree and these house made dips were absolutely delicious. The ciabatta bread was baked fresh and this just complimented there dips really well. Mains were also very delicious and the sizes were massive, getting half off ours to takeaway to save room for dessert. The dessert was spectacular having the waitress do the flambe display for the chocolate pot. Amazing service and amazing food, have already recommended!

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Mark Smith

We had a lovely evening in an interesting, in a good way, setting. The food was good. We had a light starter of garlic bread and warmed olives which was good. Our mains were tasty and what were expecting but were surprised when the waiter tried to sell us sides by saying the the male main may not be enough food for the bloke - the main was fine by itself. As we were early diners we were surprised to hear that one of the dessert options only had one serving left, we picked a different option. The menu described it as a chocolate and custard layered croissant but it was more like a bread pudding, it was very nice just not what we were expecting. Over all lovely food and a lovely evening.

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We had dinner at Gaslight on a Friday night. We ate from the French menu - confit duck and the market fish, and desserts. The food was really good but would have been elevated by a little bit more seasoning. The crème brulee dessert was delicious and loved the balsamic strawberries. The service was good and unintrusive, although we did have to wait quite a while to get our food but didn't mind this. Overall a really nice dinner and we would go again.

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Jenni Lindsay

First time visit to Dunedin for me and Gaslight did not disappoint with regard to the buildings historic features and the excellent meal and service. Thanks so much

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Very welcoming and lovely food

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Periena Martin

Disappoint in the food since the Rest. sold. We fiound that it was lacking in taste. When it says spinach & mushrooms you say yumny but when yr greens are virtually non existent!! Also the size of the steak had shrunk & the fat was not rendered enough 4 my liking. My creme brulee was ok. I may think twice b4 going again & I was told that the menu had changed. Something 2 think about.

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Kim Robson

Beautiful place great service quick meal and yummy as. Steak has huge and cooked beautifully . I can't wait to go back and try something else on the menu

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Food and service was great, would absolutely recommend.

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Hai Kang

Fantastic service! My friends enjoyed their fried gnocchi too.

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We really enjoyed the experience. My husband will only eat well done steak and his was done to perfection, well done but still tender enough for him to enjoy. Our chicken and duck mains were great and the cheesecake and creme brulee were enjoyed. My only suggestion (personal preference) is that the Tiramisu have more sponge and less coffee, it was like a cup of coffee with a very thick yummy topping. Would certainly go back.

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Sarah Eustace

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere! I loved the pricing structure and design of the food on the menu. I will definitely be going back!

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Carolyn Steele

Lovely food, great wee restaurant.

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Matt O'Neill

Very nice. Lovely waitress and meal. A lot of food. Lovely ambiance.

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We had a nice meal and enjoyed the experience

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Went out for my partner’s birthday. Ordered one of each Italian mains. First time I tried proper Italian food, they were so good esp the risotto. Good size portion as well. Had a great time and food there.

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Justine Aicken

Great dining experience.
Ordered Anti Pasto board, had a great assortment of meats, bread, spreads, olives, cheeses erc. Great value and enough to share between 3 people.
My husband got steak which was a generous cut, cooked to perfection very tender. I got fish of the day which was lovely flavour on a crispy rosti.
Would happily recommend to others for a great dining experience

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Lovely atmosphere - the music was awesome! Starter was a generous size for the price easily fed two- we had the breads and dips. The mains were also really large, the steak was good - the thyme infused mushrooms were next level, I actually ate all of my husbands! I had the pan fried gnocchi, they were HUGE and not quite what I expected but still very tasty. I only managed 3 on the plate (but was probably full of mushrooms!), the wait staff (Petra I think?) she was lovely making sure everything was ok through the meal.

Meals were served fast and with a nice wait between to enjoy the cool decorations/ music memorabilia around the restaurant.

Dessert (my favorite part) was a highlight a yummy crepe brûlée which was just the right size after a big meal. We also had the chocolate pot which was spectacular!

A Good wine menu and good craft beer rounded off a great meal.

I would recommend for couples / groups, no children’s menu but that didn’t apply to us. They are also updating their menu currently and having new menus printed.

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Dana Thompson

Delicious food and wonderful, attentive service!

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Maureen Crosby

Soooo good...and great service...

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Nikolah Pearce

Always an absolute pleasure. So flavoursome and wonderful in there - never a bad experience. Every new friend I bring along swears to come back. We had the steak and a chilli pasta, all excellent and as delicious as we’ve ever had. You must try the choloate pot - served spectacularly is an understatement!

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Martina Kirilova

Fantastic food, nice atmosphere and friendly staff! Highly recommend it!

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Steak was perfectly cooked The chocolate croissant dessert is to die for
Service excellent too

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Good food and great service. Menu is getting a bit old for frequent diners but really really nice just no surprises is all. There was a couple of things unavailable on the menu which narrowed choices down but still enjoyable

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Absolutely great service, our waitress was friendly and efficient! As per usual the food was divine!!! Highly recommend!!!!

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Jen Gapuz

Great dining experience!

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Mikiko Hori

Great food, tender meat and the portion is huge. Great service. Lovely atmosphere. Thanks.

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AMAZING!!!!!! The food was awesome best steak I have had in ages and the dessert was so insane. The service was excellent so helpful and just great.
This is the place to go in Dunners I want to go back again every day.

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