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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Gaslight Restaurant
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: European, French, Italian
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Bryony Harrison

We were out to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we could not fault the food or service from start to finish! We had an entree of breads and dips which I highly recommend! Followed by le boeuf & the funghi fume both of which were delicious and very filling. Because the mains were so great (and even though we were full!) we ordered dessert because it had to be as good as the mains and we were not disappointed. Will definitely be back again! Our server was also very well mannered and experienced. We enjoyed every minute! 5/5

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Had a beautiful meal last night at Gaslight.. The Pork was the nicest pork we have ever had at a restaurant. Others enjoyed the Fish of the day. The service was spot on. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening made more enjoyable using our First Table voucher. Thank you Gaslight

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Jennifer Templeman

Gaslight, your food was delicious and your service was impeccable. We were able to take our time ordering without feeling rushed, which is a big + for me. Our waiter was great, he made sure we had enough drinks throughout the evening and that our meals were to our expectations. He gave us great descriptions of the options we were unsure of which was very helpful. Thank you so much, I'll definately come back.

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Connie Butler

Service was exceptional! Food was delicious.

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Had a wonderful experience at Gaslight. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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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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Great service! Excellent taste of food! The person that served us was very nice and patient with us. Thank you so much for an enjoyable time! Will definitely visit again!

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Julie Pettitt

Fantastic place to dine .
Great location
Awesome service.
Food faultless. Delicious. !!
Thanks

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Kath Croy

Another very lleasanr visit to Gaslight. The surroundings are great as was the meal and attention goven to us. Thank you.

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A lovely meal and great service!

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An amazing meal, as always! Beautifully presented, the right amount and great options to choose from! Look forward to my next visit!

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Cool decor! delish bread and dips and steak and pork was cooked to perfection!

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Bryony Harrison

We were out to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we could not fault the food or service from start to finish! We had an entree of breads and dips which I highly recommend! Followed by le boeuf & the funghi fume both of which were delicious and very filling. Because the mains were so great (and even though we were full!) we ordered dessert because it had to be as good as the mains and we were not disappointed. Will definitely be back again! Our server was also very well mannered and experienced. We enjoyed every minute! 5/5

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Had a beautiful meal last night at Gaslight.. The Pork was the nicest pork we have ever had at a restaurant. Others enjoyed the Fish of the day. The service was spot on. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable evening made more enjoyable using our First Table voucher. Thank you Gaslight

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Julia Halvorsen

Service was great plenty of options on menu specials explained food was good we both found our meals salty but good will be back

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Lovely setting, attentive staff and good quality food. They were happy to amend the dishes to suit vegetarians. Would definitely come back

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Great service and the food especially the Pot de Crème au chocolat was so yummy!

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Jennifer Templeman

Gaslight, your food was delicious and your service was impeccable. We were able to take our time ordering without feeling rushed, which is a big + for me. Our waiter was great, he made sure we had enough drinks throughout the evening and that our meals were to our expectations. He gave us great descriptions of the options we were unsure of which was very helpful. Thank you so much, I'll definately come back.

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Margaret Irving

An amazing place to go to- awesome memrobilia around the place. Our waiter went out of his way for us,and food was scrummy

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Such an awesome experience, absolutely beautiful food, the vegan options were amazing! Fantastic service, very attentive and an all round great evening!!!

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Great food, awesome service - we'll be back again

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We enjoyed our time at Gaslight, food was yum and service was amazing.

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Fantastic, loved it all - thank you

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Connie Butler

Service was exceptional! Food was delicious.

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We had a lovely dinner. Unfortunately our steaks were overdone but the waiter was very gracious and apologetic and comped our desserts which was greatly appreciated. I love the interior design - very cool!

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The food was super tasty, the waiter was very friendly and helpful and despite it being a cold night, the atmosphere inside was very warm and cosy. We were very happy with our dining experience and would highly recommend this place.

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Debbie Williams

Lovely ambience great food and excellent service!

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Had a wonderful experience at Gaslight. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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Kath Croy

Friendly prompt service. Food delicious and surroundings very attractive. Thank you.
Kath

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Awesome food with great service in a lovely environment- would return and highly recommend

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Sophie Cranfield

A fabulous restaurant with great decor. Having booked a 5:15pm table, I thought it would lack atmosphere with us being the only diners there at this point - but it felt calm and wonderful. Big portions and tasty food with lovely service to go with. The only qualm I had is that I had called up before hand to organise a 'birthday dessert' for my partner as a special touch, but this had been forgotten about.

Overall, a fab experience and would visit again.

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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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Gabriela Oliveira

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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