Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, International
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Nestled in tranquil gardens, just a stone’s throw from Dunedin Botanic Gardens, McGavins Restaurant serves international cuisine of outstanding quality.

Offering an à la carte menu and impressive wine list to match, McGavins is the perfect place to enjoy fine dining in a relaxed setting. Their kitchen serves a fusion of New Zealand and international dishes, from entrees of green lipped mussels to Asian bao buns with five spice pork. For your main dig into the Cardrona merino lamb cutlets or try . Gluten-free and vegetarian dishes are available.

Proud to have a team of professional and friendly staff, McGavins ensures every aspect of your dining experience is enjoyable. Located within the acclaimed Heritage Dunedin Leisure Lodge hotel, within walking distance of Otago University.

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McGavins Restaurant
30 Duke Street, North Dunedin
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Daily 6pm - 9pm

Phone: +64 3 477 5360
Website: www.dunedinleisurelodge.co.nz/dining.html

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McGavins Restaurant
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, International
Mains: $20 - $35+
Accepts:   McGavins Restaurant accepts American Express

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Beautiful food and excellent service even when there was a very large group in. Salmon was so delicious and beautifully presented. Would recommend McGavins anytime.

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McGavins had an excellent choice of food and every meal was tasty and of a good size. We especially loved the blue cod fish in beer batter and the deserts were decadent and beautifully presented. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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What a wonderful evening my wife and I spent with our friend at McGavins Restaurant. The moment we walk into the establishment we were greeted by a friendly staff member and were escorted to the lounge where drinks were served and then into the dinning area. The meal was top class and served by a very competent member of staff. We will certainly return again. Thank you.

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Bex Rodger

Highly recommend to all ..... great food, great service and lovely surrounds.......this hidden secret is a real find. Special mention for the pork bao buns...yum! The smoked salmon was a winner and the Vietnamese pork and noodle salad hard to beat. Finished off with a rhubarb brulee and expresso sticky date pud.....you won't regret dining out here. Thanks for a great evening!

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The food at McGavins restaurant was superb! - I had the blue cod, and my husband had the salmon. Both were divine, and cooked to perfection. The blue cod was moist and fell apart easily. I am happy to say that it was the best blue cod I have ever tasted! The portions were spot on, and the service excellent! Would definitely recommend the restaurant to family and friends. We walked away from this experience with our bellies full and satisfied!

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Keith Patterson

Fantastic experience , service, food and ambience made it a most enjoyable evening ,

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Murray Neilson

Nice quite atmosphere, great service and excellent food! Will definitely come again.

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Beautiful food and excellent service even when there was a very large group in. Salmon was so delicious and beautifully presented. Would recommend McGavins anytime.

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An enjoyable evening. The food was average although dessert was excellent. Service was very good.

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My first experience booking on first table & my first time to eat @ McGavins. From the minute we arrived the staff were so welcoming & friendly, the food tasty & unfaultable with great presentation. Would very much recommend dining @ McGavins anytime.

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Lyndon Cleaver

Difficulty finding the restaurant as it was part of a Hotel complex. Service was very good and the food was great.

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Karen Woods

Food was good, Was a nice night. worth getting the voucher to try it.

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Matt O'Neill

Nice meal. Very tidy environment

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We were impressed with the quality of food - all our dishes were cooked to perfection and the service was superb. The restaurant has a lovely quiet atmosphere and the staff are attentive but not intrusive. This was our third visit and it will not be our last!

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From the moment we came into the restaurant, there was a warm atmosphere, as in the tempature both around and in the greetings from the waitress. The meal presented good to look at, and even better to eat. Excellent service all around, and left there feeling we had been well looked after. We'll done McGavins.

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Was a great meal would recommend to all

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McGavins had an excellent choice of food and every meal was tasty and of a good size. We especially loved the blue cod fish in beer batter and the deserts were decadent and beautifully presented. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Donna Hoera

Great place Nice food Friendly staff Good atmosphere Highly recommend it

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Sarah Bayne

Food was nice, served in good time. Pleasant surroundings. I think they were a little short staffed as it took a long time to have our plates cleared after mains and be offered dessert.

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3 people dined and had chicken, blue cod and steak meals. We were all very happy with the quality and quantity

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Ashleigh Johns

Excellent food and great service! I would definitely recommend coming here, can’t fault the food a bit. Absolutely beautiful!

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Lecyl Wong

Nice atmosphere. Waitresses were attentive. Steak was huge and juicy...

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Michelle Adcock

Was a great night. fantastic service and food was AAA+++

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Not great. Calamari and pork belly dried out. Dessert tart nothing flash, and with tinned cherries and purchased chocolate decoration.
Service erratic and peppered with phrases ‘would you’s like....’

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We thoroughly enjoyed dining at McGavins Restaurant on 19 September 2019. The first thing we noticed was the ambience,provided by the beautiful garden setting. The meals were delicious and the service was excellent. The staff were very efficient but at the same time, pleasant and smiling. Your endeavors are very much appreciated and we'd love to come again...

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Amazing food and excellent service

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Great service and lovely meal.

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Sarah Moreton

Very pleasant. Lovely atmosphere

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Clare Noakes

We always enjoy dining at McGavins, the food is always delicious and the staff are warm and welcoming.

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Sarah Fitzgerald

Delicious food and professional service, we had everything we needed and I will certainly be going back.

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Sal Paul

Front of house very welcoming. Our waitress spilt red wine down the side of my husband's glass and abit on the table. An apology was given but not cleaned nor glass replaced, leaving him with a super sticky hand all evening. Starter's came quickly and was delicious. Our waitress could see we weren't finished but asked if we'd like it cleared and were we ready for mains. Felt rather rushed. My main was ok, butchers steak with fries and garlic butter. My steak was a cheap cut, resulting in a tough finish. Hubby ordered entree Squid for his main. They were nice. We shared a Pineapple, Coconut & Banana Mess for dessert. All our meals were nothing to look at. As I eat with my eyes first, I wasn't impressed. No edible decorations added to anything which is super surprising considering this hotel is worldwide. No color, just exactly what you order is what you get. Rather dissatisfied overall. I'm glad we only paid half price instead of full! What a savior First Table.

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We were greeted by a friendly staff member who gave us the option of having a drink in the lounge or at our table. The food and service was excellent and the staff were able to answer our questions without hesitation.
I would recommend McGavins to all our friends.

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Amelia Lovell

It was a bit different dining at a restaurant in a hotel, but we will definitely be back! The flavours in the main meals were absolutely delicious, especially the jus that accompanied the lamb! The staff were very lovely too. Can’t wait to go back!

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Isabel Bongers

Very nice overall, staff very accommodating, food met expectations & exceeded it most of the time. Thumbs up for this venue.

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What a wonderful evening my wife and I spent with our friend at McGavins Restaurant. The moment we walk into the establishment we were greeted by a friendly staff member and were escorted to the lounge where drinks were served and then into the dinning area. The meal was top class and served by a very competent member of staff. We will certainly return again. Thank you.

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Craig Allan

Beautiful delicious cuisine. Loved my Ribeye steak .. Cooked to perfection. Friendly service.

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Mary Storey

Good food

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We had a nice meal and the service was reasonably fast, which was what we were after as we had an event to go to. McGavins is well worth a visit.

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Great service. Awesome large entrees. My fish for main was slightly underwhelming. However we would come back for our entrees which were fab

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Vicky Zhu

Great food and great service. The waitresses were very enthusiastic and attentive :)

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Had a great meal, the lamb was amazing & partner said steak was the best he had ever had.
Service was fast, would definitely go back!

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Very tasty food. Fantastic friendly and fast service. Would highly recommend

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Gemma Murray

Nice food and good service

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Clare Noakes

Always enjoy dining here, it's so nice to have a car park outside, the food is always delicious and the service is excellent.

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Had a very nice meal last evening at Mc Gavins.
We all thoroughly enjoyed our food in very pleasant surroundings.
The lamb meal was beautiful and such a big meal with a lovely mixture of vegetables. Definitely worth having.
Would recommend this restaurant to others.

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Craig Allan

Friendly service, beautiful tender lamb.

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Julie Smith

one payment per table was a bit weird - no other restaurants on first table have this policy - found that a bit bizarre never heard of it before -

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Lou Stewart

Mussels were awesome and cooked perfectly, the steak was seasoned well and cooked perfectly, and we both had a good sized fresh salad which was yum. Only let down was the Squid (entree). It came on a biggish plate with only a couple pieces of squid. And it came with chips! Personally I would have left off the chips off, used a smaller plate, and put on more squid. (Fries as an entree just didn’t reflect the other meals that were of a much higher standard.)

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TaMsin Clark

A lovely, well presented restaurant. It was very quiet so had great service! Dessert was beautiful! Thank you!

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Colleen Bradley

Just what we needed on a wet wintry night. We hadn't been to McGavins before and were greeted with welcoming smiles both at the bar and in the restaurant.The steak was cooked as requested, the wine hit the spot and the desert even better. Thanks McGavin's we'll be back. Cheers to all.

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We arrived promptly at 5.45, and were greeted warmly at the entrance to McGavin's Restaurant. Our server was unfailingly polite, helpful and unobtrusive. I was particularly impressed when, as we hesitated over our choice of wine, she kindly allowed us to sample a Riesling we were wondering about. It was so delicious the three of us ordered a glass each. Our main courses were outstanding: colourful, beautifully presented, and delicious. Even better, the server and chef allowed two of us to choose the blue cod from one menu item and combine it with the potato rosti and vegetables from the other fish dish. Few restaurants in my experience are as flexible and customer-friendly. Dessert and a generous cheese-board finished our meal superbly. We will come again. Thank you!

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Barbara Perry

Wonderful friendly staff and a quiet atmosphere meant a great family night out. Battered fish was a big Hit with the family but fish of the day and pasta ravioli needed to be hotter.

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Loved the fish of the day.

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

Excellent meal and service ... But...Vegetables are cheap a few more on the Plate Please !

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Food was delicious
Jessica our waitress, was efficient, attentive & friendly.
We intend to return soon.

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