Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Coffee & Tea, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Welcome to Black Dog, Dunedin’s iconic cafe, bar and restaurant!

Enjoy warm hospitality and hearty Kiwi cuisine at this charming eatery. With funky decor, a quirky bar and smiling staff, this is a vibrant spot for a cold pint and tasty bite.

On the menu, choose from a wide selection of homemade treats, from gourmet burgers, super salads and fresh seafood, to their signature steak, tasty seafood chowder, blue cod, schnitzel and parmigiana. Finish the meal with one of their naughty desserts (try the famous cheesecake), or opt for a freshly baked cake, slice or muffin from the in-house bakery.

With plenty of gluten-free options to choose from, there’s something for everyone at Black Dog. Located in the centre of Dunedin, on Princes Street.

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The Black Dog Cafe
109 Princes Street
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Monday 7am - 9pm
Tuesday 7am - 9pm
Wednesday 7am - 9pm
Thursday 7am - 9pm
Friday 7am - 10pm
Saturday 9am - 10pm
Sunday 9am - 9pm

Phone: 03-471 8180
Website: blackdogdunedin.nz

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The Black Dog Cafe
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Coffee & Tea, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Caitlin Robertson

Me and the team were recommended to give the Black Dog a try and we were glad we did! The food was amazing, great taste and great size to feed the army. The desserts were a surprise as they were all handmade in store! Our service was perfect and they had a bit of humour too! The place has a relaxing atmosphere and with all the people piling in I can see why the place gets so busy!
We will definitely be coming back for another round!

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We had our 6 year anniversary dinner at the Black dog last night and they made it beautiful. The service was fabulous, the staff here are absolutely lovely, thank you. The food was also brilliant, they have a great chef on staff. Steak was on point, salmon was beautiful. Starters and desserts were delicious. Thank you to all who made it a great night. Definitely would recommend Black Dog.

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Great service, yummy food really recommend going there.

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Janice McClelland

Friendly staff, nicely presented delicious food. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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Sonia Keen

Wonderful dinner, beautifully presented. Staff were so friendly and helpful. Would definitely go back there again and highly recommend this restaurant A+.

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Caitlin Robertson

Me and the team were recommended to give the Black Dog a try and we were glad we did! The food was amazing, great taste and great size to feed the army. The desserts were a surprise as they were all handmade in store! Our service was perfect and they had a bit of humour too! The place has a relaxing atmosphere and with all the people piling in I can see why the place gets so busy!
We will definitely be coming back for another round!

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Meal was lovely, but unfortunately there are limited vegetarian options.

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A great pub style meal. The son loved his burger, the schnitzel was ablsolutely massive and super tender. All servings very generous, and food was served in a timely manner. Overall, a lovely early evening out for dinner:)

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Rickie Modi

Overall, an excellent dining experience. Starters were fantastic, although a little on the expensive side. Reasonably priced mains with great portion sizes. Kind and friendly wait staff and wait time for food was fine. Will be sure to visit again!

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Lou Stewart

The food was excellent! And a big portion size too! Love had gone into the kids meals (this is always a great way tell what a restaurant is like!). It was real chicken, with real salad, both beautifully dressed (no frozen chicken nibbles in sight) and the kids loved it. So did the adults. This is my second time here and I'll be back. The schnitzel is amazing. 'Yum' from all of us!

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Cath O'Neil

Food was great as was the service.

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Highly recommend the steak with mushroom sauce!

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Good expereince

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Kelli Bell

Wonderful service and wonderful food!

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Sally Marr

Delicious food, big portions. Never got asked if we wanted more drinks, but otherwise good service.

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Jen Gapuz

Lovely staff. Very friendly.

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Great steak and chicken dishes cooked just right

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Debbie Williams

Fabulous food and service!

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The staff was amazing!

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Lovely meals and excellent services.

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Kelli Bell

Well where do I start! The waitress was so lovely, friendly, efficient and attentive. The food was amazing! This was the first time we had been to The Black Dog and we will defiantly be going back and telling everyone! Thank you

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Soneeka Pratap

Always good customer service and filling meals!

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A very enjoyable evening.The steak & mushroom sauce, beautifully cooked. Staff very pleasant and helpful.

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Excellent food & service, will be back :)

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Malcolm Rea

Great meal and service.

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we wanted to go soneewhere special to celebrate our son turning 19. it had to have great steak and the black dog did not disappoint. The most perfectly cooked steak in town and the seafood chowder was outstanding with real seafood. simply the best food we have enjoyed as a family in dunedin. thankyou to your awesome staff for making our night out special.

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Tehila Gonen

Great atmosphere, and lovely waitress, but food wasn't great :-(

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Excellent food and service

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janine dalliessi

Nice standard meal of blue cod and chips. Nice attentive waitress.

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Alana Thomas

Great sized servings, tasted fab

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Our family group really enjoyed the meal and the friendly service in pleasant surroundings.

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Sharon mollison

nice food, nice atmosphere would go back again

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It was so good :D

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Another great meal at Black Dog. Friendly staff, great atmosphere, great value meals that were delicious and huge - lucky I took my son for dinner so he was able to finish mine for me.

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Lecyl Wong

Good service. The portion of the food is huge! Great experience!

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Wonderful food and service all was of very high standard and very worth while will be back for sure

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Aimee Webster

We had amazing meal on Sunday night service was excellent a very friendly team
Menu was great with lots of selections , food was quick and great sized we even had leftovers for the next day
Thank you black dog will definitely be back

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Soneeka Pratap

The service from the staff was amazing. Food portions were very good and delicious! Would definitely come back again!

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Excellent food thanks!

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Toni Meredith

Great comfort food. The meal portions were huge. We started with the shared platter for two which had lots of flavours and textures. All went together beautifully. We both has steaks for the main. I had with mushrooms and hubby had garlic butter. Both cooked to what we had ordered=perfecto. Wasn't expecting so much mushroom sauce. Dessert was really hard to choose from as there was a great variety. Will definitely be going back!

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Marilyn Johnson

Our entire family group thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Black Dog Cafe.

The meals were delicious and well presented, (the portion sizes were huge!), and the staff attending to us were a delight - both friendly and attentive.

We can confidently highly recommend this place to others - try it, you will love it, I know that we all did!

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Samantha Tasker

Great meal and incredible service thanks for having us.

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We had our 6 year anniversary dinner at the Black dog last night and they made it beautiful. The service was fabulous, the staff here are absolutely lovely, thank you. The food was also brilliant, they have a great chef on staff. Steak was on point, salmon was beautiful. Starters and desserts were delicious. Thank you to all who made it a great night. Definitely would recommend Black Dog.

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Sheree Marrah

Food was delicious, the soufflé omelette was huge! We were too full for dessert but they let us do takeaway dessert. Children’s chicken tenders were home made, delicious. A great dining experience!

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Wonderful meal and service. We had our first date here many years ago and it is as good now as it was then. Definitely a favourite for dinner!

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

Was a real Pleasure to experience TOP CLASS food and Service.... Will be back ..With Friends..

Thank You Black Dog !

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Big big meals, tasty and satisfying. Amazing value. Definitely will be back!!

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Sarah Fitzgerald

Excellent food, one of my favourite restaurants in Dunedin.

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Michelle Macdonald

Lovely place to go ,Meal's are huge ,verry friendly staff ,would definitely go again

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Lovely meal and wonderful friendly service. The battered blue cod was delicious and the swrving size is very generous. Would highly recommend.

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Food and service was fantastic! Highly recommend the seafood chowder, it was amazing!

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Great service. We had 2 children and they were treated well. Meals are fantastic. The seafood chowder is so good. Burgers are massive. Lovely night

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