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 Dunedin Leisure Lodge hotel, within walking distance of Otago University.

Map

Map Loading...

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

Book a First Table

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

Reviews

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!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Gemma Murray

Nice food and good service

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Craig Allan

Friendly service, beautiful tender lamb.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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 -

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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.)

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

TaMsin Clark

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

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Loved the fish of the day.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Murray & Elaine McGregor

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

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Great food and great, friendly service, pleasant ambience. Would be happy to repeat the experience, especially if we hadnt had such a late lunch !! Intend burning it off tomorrow in the Silver Peaks.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Craig Sinclair

I took my Mum out to dinner and the meal was outstanding for the price!! I had a blue sirloin steak and my mum had a lamb shoulder. Incredible staff and service. A great place to a First Table experience! AA++

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

It was our first time using first table we found everything to be great.It suited us going early as we had a meeting to go to.Food and Service GREAT.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

EXCELLENT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. ENJOYED OUR NIGHT

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Didn’t really have expectations with food, so was pleasantly surprised just how wonderful the food was. Presentation was excellent, 4 different main courses and all so nice, great choice selection and even got drinks at happy time price. Excellent value for $$$ and highly recommend

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Mary Storey

Great early evening dining. Quiet enough to enjoy a celebratory dinner in pleasant surroundings. Staff very friendly . Food was fresh and well presented. Good portion sizes

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Greg Flores

Awesome place, would be glad to come back in the future.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Nice meals, the lamb shank was a hit and after three courses, we were all very well feed. Happy to eat here again.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Rachel Loper

We had a great night! 3 courses and the waitress was excellent she was friendly humorous and had a nothing is a problem attitude despite there only being 2 wait staff on for a very full bar and restaurant. The food was presented beautifully although 2 of us had to send our steaks back to be cooked a bit longer. But apart from that it was a great night. Will definately dine there again.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Jenni Lindsay

Very warm and cosy restaurant to dine in on a chilly, wet Dunedin evening. Charming, friendly staff and very nice meal. Thank you.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Great service atmosphere and food

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Everything was just right ! The food was attractively presented and very tasty...and our waitress got hhe atention just right

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Yvonne Blanchard

We enjoyed a fantastic dinner celebrating our 45th wedding anniversary. The lamb was my choice cooked to perfection and the chocolate cheesecake was amazing. Highly recommend!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Great food and service.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Another good dining experience. I had the salmon which was beautiful. Service was great.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Karen Or

The food is great and good portion.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Maryn Cameron

Slick and friendly service, pleasant surroundings and yummy food...ooh those bao buns entree!!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Bryony Harrison

The food was really great, everyone at the table said they would be very happy to dine there again soon! One steak come out slightly too rare (for our pregnant dinner guest) but the staff were more than happy to prepare another which she found delicious. Would definitely recommend the Sirloin Steak, the Salmon was also sizeable, and the lamb shank was melt in your mouth. A big credit to the chef & waitresses.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Lovely dining experience.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Rachelle Haslegrave

A beautiful meal, delicious flavours and good amounts. Wonderful staff and a lovely atmosphere.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Awesome!!!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Kate N Greg Westwood

Thank you for a lovely dinner experience.
Food was good, service was excellent!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Yvonne Blanchard

Enjoyed a lovely meal with friends.
Food was delicious and service spot on.
Nice relaxing atmosphere..
Woukd definitely return

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

I really enjoyed my evening. The restaurant is so cute and cozy. The staff were very helpful and the food was great. Left there feeling very full.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Murray & Elaine McGregor

Quick and Friendly Service.. Albeit only a few Diners. Excellent meals .

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

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!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Stu Kent

Excellent

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Phil Scadden

Quiet, easy conversation with friendly service and tasty food.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Nicki Mackle

Good food, steamed buns were especially delicious & kids enjoyed their meal for the kids menu.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Lu Hunter

Food tasted great. And absolutely excellent service! The staff were very friendly. Our baby was quite noisy for a bit and wouldn't stay in her highchair. The staff was very patient and came with some children's stuff for us. They made us feel very welcomed. Thank you!

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Right from the time we entered the restaurant the service was excellent. the food was also excellent with the staff being most helpful with suggestions .The steak was the best I have tasted for a long time, Thanks

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Julie Savage

We had a delicious meal followed by a very tasty dessert.
Complements to the chef!
We will be back..

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Very tasty meals. We had the salmon salad which was beautiful and the steak meal - perfect crunchy chips and well cooked meat. Room for dessert - chocolate brownie, sticky date and the cheesecake - yummy! Service was ok - just let diners know what the specials are of the day. Overall a great dining experience - would recommend to others.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Excellent food and service and ambience

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Steve Seo

Visited here for a family dinner (4 adults). Had scallops and bao buns as starters and they were both scrumptious, although the bao bun sauce was a little too salty for my taste. Had chicken schnitzel, lamb shank, chicken salad and sirloin steak for mains and they were all faultless. In particular, the steak was very tender and the chicken salad had an unforgettable taste. The atmosphere was serene. Would definitely return soon.

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Ambiance, food and service was awesome

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Alan Gray

Very nice steak would go back

Food
Service

- dined at McGavins Restaurant on

Overview

103 reviews

Food
Service