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

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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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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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Tanya Fleming

Great food, service was spot on. We enjoyed a tasty meal. thanks heaps.

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Sarah Cao

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Taylor Bouzaid

Great food and friendly service, we have already recommended this place to other people and we will be dining her again for sure! :)

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Great food, great service. Venue seating is spacious, so you are not tripping over tables and overhearing other conversations.

One minor small negative - music was a little loud for us older folks, meaning conversation was a little difficult. Music taste was good though

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Really lovely service - super friendly staff. Food was great which is why it was our 2nd visit :)

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Lee-Ann VanderLoo

We were met by friendly staff from the moment we entered, garlic bread was really amazing, and we enjoyed both chicken filo and schnitzel

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Annabelle Cullinane

Great food absolutely huge portions though

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Jaia Vucetich

We had a lovely evening dining here for my husband's birthday. The setting is very cosy and there are several areas to suit your needs, whether it's just to grab a coffee and cake while you catch up with friends, a family dinner, snacks with friends, a drink at the bar, or a business meal for a group (all of these happened in the time that we were there!)

We ordered a cider, which was nice and smooth. We also decided to go for starters instead of mains. We had Crumbed Camembert, and Stuffed Mushrooms. Both were very delicious! There were 6 pieces of Camembert (which came with apricot sauce), and 3 big Stuffed Mushrooms (which came with sweet chilli sauce), both served on a bed of salad. We also ordered the Black Dog Platter For Two. It was all presented nicely, it included 2 big pieces of deep fried squid, 3 flavoursome chicken skewers, hummus, pita bread, battered prawns, thinly sliced bread sticks, and some chutney.

For dessert we had the Banoffie Pie (which came with whipped cream) and the Apple Crumble (you can choose between whipped cream or ice cream). You could also choose from their selection of cheesecakes. Both were lovely.

All in all, we had a lovely time here and we will definitely be back!

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Always enjoyed a meal here. Must be under New Management. New pub like menu. Meal filling. cheers

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Kate N Greg Westwood

Cool place, fab food selection and good portion sizes.
Thank you for your great hospitality!

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Rebecca Walker

Very helpful staff and yummy food :)

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Matthew McKay

The food was awesome. The wine was delicious and everyone was very friendly! Had a great night out

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Fabulous service and delicious food. Blast from the past; the Prawn cocktail, deep fried camembert and apricot sauce for entree, then a humungous chicken filo parcel of chicken, pistachio and camembert wrapped in prosciutto then filo and blue cod with the lightest tempura batter ever! Super reasonable price for large meals even without the discount. Will definitely be back again. A+

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