Cuisine: Cafe, Casual Dining, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Established in 1995, Nova is a relaxed spacious cafe by day and restaurant by night offering exquisite modern cuisine with seasonal menus using local food suppliers.

The evening menu is all about seasonal ingredients and wholesome dishes. Try the Beef fillet with smokey potato mash, bacon jam, mushroom duxelle roll and jus, or try our delicious Fish of the Day. If you like a ragu try the Pinot braised hare ragu with pappardelle, watercress pesto and jus.

Make sure you save room for our famous desserts. Try the signature Nova cone filled with dark chocolate mousse, salted caramel with vanilla anglaise & peanut brittle.

Located in the heart of Dunedin in The Octagon, the perfect spot for city central dining.

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Nova
29 The Octagon
Dunedin

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 7am - late
Saturday 8.30am - late
Sunday 8.30am - late

Phone: 03 479 0808
Website: novadunedin.co.nz

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Nova
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Cafe, Casual Dining, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Rochell Fox

Lovely food and the head of house was very personable but professional.

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Had a lovely evening together!

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Susan Roker

Great service and food was delicious.Recommend the Japaese pancake and the fish and chips with slaw . Staff were attentive and nothing was an issue for dietary requirements .

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Wonderful food and wonderful service, best place in Dunedin we have tried so far by a mile!

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Average main food ; good Nova cone dessert . Nice staff.

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Candyce Dalliessi

Amazing!!

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janine dalliessi

Another great meal. Perfect steak and mash. The the pear and raspberry cake was amazing. Great service. Most highly recommend

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Geeny Moon

Had a fabulous evening at Nova- such a cosy evening in the middle of a cold Dunedin week! Had the fish of the day and the steak and both were absolutely phenomenal. The fish dish was one of the best I have had all year. Finished with the famous Nova cone and a classic, Creme Brûlée. Both were delicious. 100% would recommend, the deal is insane. Basically getting a free dessert and a cheap main but top quality food and service- thank you First Table!!!

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Stephanie Trickey

Had a great meal, perfect for the family with kids menu.
And huge donuts for dessert.

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Yuxin Luo

The salted caramel donut is good. There are several flavours you can choose. The restaurant is in a good location, you’ll find it easily in the Highly recommended.

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fabulous service, exceptional food...would highly recommend anyone going here...and definitely will go back

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Marilou Scott

We ordered the Beef Fillet with Smokey Mashed Potatoes, Mushroom Duxelle roll, jus, medium rare. It was very delicious and we were very happy with the quality of the ingredients that they used. It was just the right amount. The service was excellent. Nothing was a bother. We were seated in the table which had a plaque dedicated to J.M.S. who has been a customer for 30 years according to the information we gathered. Nice ambience, 5 STARS!

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Great dining experience thank you - friendly staff and delicious food!!

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Lulu Sugiharto

Good food but we have to wait approx 20-30 minutes for the food. I ordered beef steak for medium rare but it turned out almost medium well (but it tastes good so yeah), while my friends ordered burger and lamb chops. We ordered the injected donuts dessert and they were really good. Overall good experience and would love to eat in nova again.

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Lovely meal and great service. We had a really good evening out and will definitely be back - the staff are friendly and very helpful

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Excellent food and service

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Ashleigh Johns

Excellent food, the chicken katsu burger was great! Good quality food and brilliant service.

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The service was amazing.

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janine dalliessi

Another excellent meal at Nova, great food great service.

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we love this restaurant. Even better when its half price. There were plenty of new things on the menu to try and they were delicious.

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Hannah Allan

Delicious food and great atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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janine dalliessi

Once again a great meal. Perfectly cooked steak. highly recommended

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Jennie Conrad

Delicious food, prompt and friendly service.

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Alyson Scott

We took two children with us and we were very happy with the service, food and the mood. The staff were relaxed, friendly and attentive. The waiter and the waitress who carted a huge number of glasses using one arm impressed the children with their humour. The food was amazing. The menu even included a vegan dessert. Nova is still one of my favourite cafes. Thank you for a fun night.

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Frankie Allan

Delicious risotto. Great service.

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Clare Noakes

Lovely meal, I had the chicken, was nice and moist and the sauce was delicious. Loved there fizzy water with a hint of lemon too.

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The food was extremely good- I had a very tasty chicken dish and my husband thought his beef fillet was cooked perfectly. Great service to!

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