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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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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++

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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.

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EXCELLENT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE. ENJOYED OUR NIGHT

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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

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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

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Greg Flores

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

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

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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.

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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.

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Great service atmosphere and food

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

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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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Molyka Nop

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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