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 seared scallops to Asian bao buns with five spice pork. For your main, try the signature fried Karagee chicken (marinated Japanese-style), or dig into the Cardrona merino lamb cutlets. 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 Mercure 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

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

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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!

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Great food and service.

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

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Karen Or

The food is great and good portion.

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Maryn Cameron

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

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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.

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Lovely dining experience.

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Rachelle Haslegrave

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

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Awesome!!!

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Kate N Greg Westwood

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

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Yvonne Blanchard

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

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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.

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

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

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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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Stu Kent

Excellent

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Phil Scadden

Quiet, easy conversation with friendly service and tasty food.

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Nicki Mackle

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

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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!

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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

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Julie Savage

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

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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.

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Excellent food and service and ambience

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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.

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Ambiance, food and service was awesome

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Alan Gray

Very nice steak would go back

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Anna Little

First time at first table and a great way to start! Service was fantastic, food was delicious - we had the pork fillet, beautiful and the salmon - done to perfection! A welcome addition to our evening was dessert - we don't often get sweets. The cheesecake with berry sorbet was the among the best cheesecake I've ever had! There was a standard kids menu which served the little people well.
A big tick from us!

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Fabulous new menu and the desserts are much more to my taste now! Super dinner with friends from out of town who were suitable impressed thank you :)

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Service was great-so friendly and received the food so quickly. Meals were great and generous sizes. Had a great time, would definitely go back

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The meals were great, we all enjoyed the food and the service was excellent. Thank youi

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Jwen Yap

Had a hard time finding the restaurant as it was within a hotel. However, the lamb was really delicious. The blue cod was soft and yummy as well.

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Rebecca Walker

Amazing food and great service, would recommend for a family night out

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ETHEL YU

It was raining when we dined at this restaurant.The place was warm,accomodating staff and good food.We started with scallops as entree,steak and pork for main meals and passion fruit cheesecake which tasted fantastic!

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Angela Tirtasurja

Nice food and wonderful services..

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Jodie Drummond

Succulent Cardrona Lamb and Blue Cod cooked to perfection! All food was amazing
Dessert slightly on the small side but certainly made up with flavour

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Alyson Scott

We dined as a group of four - varying ages and dietary requirements. These were all met. Attentive and friendly service with a bit of humour thrown in. We had a great night.

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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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Lovely evening spent at McGavins restaurant service impeccable and food amazing would not hesitate to go back

Janet & Bill

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Clare Noakes

Was a first rate night all round, lovely decor, delicious food and excellent service, will definitely go again!

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Gemski Pants

Beautiful food! And great service!

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Our introduction to McGavins was great. Food and service were excellent. Will be back. Kath Croy

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Zoë Dobbs

The staff were excellent. We were seated at a table beside the window and the waitress offered us another table away from the window seeing as my elderly grandparents were with us. The food was good too - really enjoyed the meal.

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Joseph Vuli

I really enjoyed the venue it, it is a nice area to dine. Service was attentive and the food was great with good serving sizes. Was a but of a wait on desserts but overall had a really good dining experience.

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Marie Pritchard

Lovely restaurant with tasty food and friendly attentive staff.

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food was stunning, I had the Cardrona slow cooked merino lamb on mash and braised cabbage, and it just fell off the bone, would have it again, great winter comfort food and super tasty, my partner had the McGavins Hot pot, and once again really enjoyed the meal. Service was exceptional and a big thank you to the waitress that recommended this dish, you were so right.

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Wonderful! Delicious food and excellent service

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Sandra Taylor

Had steak and chips, one of the best steaks i've had, cooked perfectly and the sauce on the size was awesome. Very generous portions as well, very nice restaurant environment, good service and all round very nice.

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Jean Macnicol

Lovely surroundings, very helpful and courteous staff. Drinks were brought quickly. Food was delicious Thoroughly recommend dining at McGavins.

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Fabulous food in a quiet setting. Generous portions and good service.

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Service was good. Food was.... pretty good. Good for a first table.

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We had a lovely dinner catching up with family. The food was tasty and well presented, and the service was friendly and efficient.

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