Cuisine: Irish, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Step into a little corner of Ireland! The Bog is the finest Irish bar and restaurant in the region, famed for its Guinness and good times.

The cosy bar has a friendly atmosphere, an open fire and a menu that’ll satisfy the cravings you never knew you had.

Tuck into starters like a pot of mussels, whiskey wings and creamy seafood chowder made to an age-old recipe. For your main meal, enjoy classic Irish dishes like beef and Guinness pie, a traditional stew or lamb shank with colcannon mash. Kiwi favourites like fish and chips and a hearty burger are available too.

Wrap up your meal with a dessert – or a sweet dessert cocktail and stick around for top-notch entertainment including live music and ‘Believe it or Not’ pub quizzes. As well as Guinness, The Bog has Kilkenny on tap and a huge range of beers, wine and spirits.

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The Bog Dunedin
Cnr George and London Street
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Mon - Thu: 1pm - 3am
Fri - Sun: 12pm - 3am

Phone: 03 477 8035
Website: www.thebog.co.nz/dunedin

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The Bog Dunedin
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Irish, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   The Bog Dunedin accepts American Express

Reviews

Keiran Robson

We dined at The Bog in Dunedin on Tuesday night to celebrate our son's 5th b'day - he'd requested a 'pub dinner' so The Bog's menu and the family friendly First Table time of 5pm suited us perfectly (especially as we also have a 3yo). We arrived a little early (as things don't always go to plan when leaving the house with little kids and we didn't want to miss our booking time), the bar attendant greeted us as we entered and suggested we take a seat downstairs while we waited for the dining room staff to be ready for us, so we picked a seat near the old school arcade game machine which kept the kids happy and the roaring (gas) fires meant the whole room was cosy and warm without needing to sit right next to them.

At 5pm they let us know the dining area was ready for us and we headed upstairs and took a seat at one of the corner tables with banquette seating (perfect for containing kids). Our waitress gave us food and drink menus, along with a couple of colouring pages and a pencils for the kids. There was plenty of choice on the main menu and a good selection of kids meals (not shown on their website) which come with a drink and ice cream.

We started with the pot of mussels which were lovely and fresh but a bit heavy on the lemon for my liking and the side of bread had the same garlic butter as the garlic bread we ordered so although tasty it would have been nicer if left plain. The kids orders of fish & chips came out early with our starters as requested and they went down a treat with a good size serve of chips, two small pieces of fish and a small salad.
Our mains of double lamb shanks and pork belly came not long after the starter plates were cleared, and were delicious. They both came with a generous serve of colcannon mash and a second vegetable (pumpkin with the shanks and baby carrots with the pork). The crackling served with the pork was salty and crunchy just as it should be, although the baby carrots showed signs of being frozen rather than fresh so weren’t as nice as could have been. The choice of an accompanying side salad was a welcome break from the overall richness of the pork dish.
After the mains there was no room for desserts for the grown-ups but the kids were thrilled with their bowl of ice cream (a word of warning though, if your kids are like ours and don’t normally get sweet treats - there was a LOT of chocolate syrup on the ice cream).

Overall it was a great dinner, with good service (I’d be interested to see how they do when we aren’t the only ones in the dining area, hopefully they keep it up) and very good value for money with the First Table discount and worth going back for at full price (our pints of perfectly poured Guinness and cider; and the temptation of an Irish coffee after the meal had us wishing we’d caught the bus rather than driven, but we’ll save that for another night without the kids).

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5 o'clock booking for 4. We were the only people in the restaurant the whole time so there should be no excuse for slow service! Food was tasty and well priced, waitress was friendly, but meals took far too long to come out. Hate to think what it would be like on a busy night!

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Lisa Taylor

Loved the food so tasty

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Debbie Naus

Enjoyed a very nice lunch in a relaxed environment. Would go again when next in town.

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Mel Canton

It was my first time there and i was with my nephew. All staff were pleasant from the moment i walked into the bar. We were directed upstairs to the restaurant, where a lovely young lady looked after us. The food was great, chicken parcel was divine! Highly recommend, thanks.

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Georgia Round

Had a great experience at the bog on Tuesday night, got served very quickly and the food was awesome. Will definitely be going back soon

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We had a really great time at the Bog, as always. Very friendly and attentive service. The Bog burger is a definite favourite!

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

30 Min wait but worth it ... 4 Excellent Meals

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Debra St Martin-Monteath

Typical pub meal. Nothing to write home about but large meals that full a gap.

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Mussels were super tasty and the lambshank was delicious.

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Great service, dinner was good, but not as good as our last visit several months ago. Cheesecake was excellent.

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Chasana Sky-Paki

I enjoyed the food I got (chicken parma). One of our diners ordered the pork belly and didn’t enjoy it as much. Desserts were delicious. The portions were good. The waiter was friendly. The only thing I can really critique is the actual pub itself was freezing cold while we dined in.

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Laura Sparkes

Definitely will be coming back ☺️

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Food service and beer were all perfect. Waitress was so obliging to us and super friendly.

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Had a lovely experience. The meals were good for the price. Would eat here again.

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Craig Sinclair

I took my Dad out for lunch, and it was very quiet. The service and the food were outstanding for the price!!! Highly recommend!!

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GaBrielle Mandy

A big portion of food. The staff is friendly and helpful

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Lauren Flutey

Lamb shanks were beautiful, staff were very friendly and polite. Thanks!

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Tamai Puki

My meal was delicious. I had the Steak Sandwich. I asked for Med Rare which was more Medium but didn’t bother me. I really enjoyed my meal and would definitely recommend.

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Friendly staff, good food, good beer, Ideal.

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Average night really the garlic bread was burnt the steak was burnt the burger was just fine and deserts were ok would we go back? Maybe not plenty of other places out there

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Tatsuhiko Koyama

It would be better if the beer was filled to the top of the glasses.

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It was our first time dining here. After a day of travelling and shopping we were very hungry. Be aware the meals are huge, something we didn’t know before we ordered our soup starters! The service was fantastic, both at the bar and the upstairs restaurant. The food was delicious. Perfectly toasted bread, not over toasted in my open sandwich. Apologies for leaving food on the plate, we simply just couldn’t eat it all! Great value for money.

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Tatsuhiko Koyama

The Bog Dunedin offers a great feed with friendly services. I recommend this place highly.

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So I definitely had a great time. We were welcomed and had free table choice, afterwards we got great service, throughout our whole stay.
The food is really something special. And not the boring standard. Even the food tasted great I have to point out two things here: the "medium" stake was more a medium done if not well done, and the mushrooms looked also a bit overcooked and black.
So all over all It still tasted great and was a really nice time. Will come again.

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Merle Walker

my husband and I along with our daughter and son in law really enjoyed our meal at the bog. the staff were really helpful even when we were unable to get our info off our phone the waitor showed us how to get it. Plenty of food and we were really full by the time we had desert. very enjoyable time out thanks guys

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Aiko Koyama

Our guests (Japanese tourists) were thoroughly enjoyed the food - they kept on saying that the food was delicious, delicious. Chances are that they will come back to Dunedin next year.

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Family Sim

We arrived on time for our first table booking and was told we could choose where we sat. We were the only ones at the restaurant at the time, and the waiter/bar man was very attentive and helpful. I chose the mussels starter whcih was delicious - the mussels were fresh and tasty. My husband didn't want a starter but for a non-mussels lover, he tasted one off my plate and went for more! We then ordered the mains - a steak for him and pork belly for me - both of which were big, well cooked flavoursome meals. We thoroughly enjoyed it. feeling too full, we opted not to have a desert. The menu was extensive and choosing what we wanted was no easy task - will definitely have to go back to try some other options! Thank you for the friendly, helpful service and delicious food.

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Absolutely great food and excellent service. Thank you

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Arrived just after 5pm and could choose where we wanted to sit. The service was great with very friendly staff. The food was enjoyed by everyone especially the chicken parcel and cheesecake. A great restaurant to visit.

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Great food and very nice service. My daughter loved her child's menu special with the big ice cream.

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Great welcome right from the start by an attentive waiter. The food was tasty and generous serves. Sticky date pudding was the star of the evening. Thank you.

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Periena Martin

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Rochelle Scott

Delicious :-) I ordered beef schnitzel with mushroom sauce and veges which was faultless, piping hot and very tasty. Husband ordered roast pork and it was to die for, melt in your mouth pork and tasty veges, apple sauce and gravy. Prompt service and friendly staff.

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Michelle Macdonald

Meal was very filling could not finish it all ,service was great ,would recommend going very warm and comfortable surroundings

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Alyson Scott

Excellent experience. Very nice food and excellent service. Only one small thing the food was not quite hot enough. May be 50 seconds in the micro or a couple of minutes in the oven or stove b4 serving would help overcome this.

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Keiran Robson

We dined at The Bog in Dunedin on Tuesday night to celebrate our son's 5th b'day - he'd requested a 'pub dinner' so The Bog's menu and the family friendly First Table time of 5pm suited us perfectly (especially as we also have a 3yo). We arrived a little early (as things don't always go to plan when leaving the house with little kids and we didn't want to miss our booking time), the bar attendant greeted us as we entered and suggested we take a seat downstairs while we waited for the dining room staff to be ready for us, so we picked a seat near the old school arcade game machine which kept the kids happy and the roaring (gas) fires meant the whole room was cosy and warm without needing to sit right next to them.

At 5pm they let us know the dining area was ready for us and we headed upstairs and took a seat at one of the corner tables with banquette seating (perfect for containing kids). Our waitress gave us food and drink menus, along with a couple of colouring pages and a pencils for the kids. There was plenty of choice on the main menu and a good selection of kids meals (not shown on their website) which come with a drink and ice cream.

We started with the pot of mussels which were lovely and fresh but a bit heavy on the lemon for my liking and the side of bread had the same garlic butter as the garlic bread we ordered so although tasty it would have been nicer if left plain. The kids orders of fish & chips came out early with our starters as requested and they went down a treat with a good size serve of chips, two small pieces of fish and a small salad.
Our mains of double lamb shanks and pork belly came not long after the starter plates were cleared, and were delicious. They both came with a generous serve of colcannon mash and a second vegetable (pumpkin with the shanks and baby carrots with the pork). The crackling served with the pork was salty and crunchy just as it should be, although the baby carrots showed signs of being frozen rather than fresh so weren’t as nice as could have been. The choice of an accompanying side salad was a welcome break from the overall richness of the pork dish.
After the mains there was no room for desserts for the grown-ups but the kids were thrilled with their bowl of ice cream (a word of warning though, if your kids are like ours and don’t normally get sweet treats - there was a LOT of chocolate syrup on the ice cream).

Overall it was a great dinner, with good service (I’d be interested to see how they do when we aren’t the only ones in the dining area, hopefully they keep it up) and very good value for money with the First Table discount and worth going back for at full price (our pints of perfectly poured Guinness and cider; and the temptation of an Irish coffee after the meal had us wishing we’d caught the bus rather than driven, but we’ll save that for another night without the kids).

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Great food at at good value. Lambs fry and bacon highly rercommended

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Dave Nicky Calder

Had a great time put . Waiter was excellent and good with me changing the menu removing bacon from meal . recommend the calamari entrée and sticky date dessert was delicious . thank you

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Michelle Macdonald

Great meal and service

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Jaia Vucetich

We were seated upstairs, the place was well lit, with music playing through the speakers (it wasn't too loud so we could still have a good conversation without straining our voices.) We ordered a pot of mussels (which was the highlight of the evening) and a Guinness Pie (which came with mashed potatoes, peas and gravy.) The portion sizes are good. We were pretty full, but decided to try a dessert anyway. The Sticky Date Pudding was recommended by the waiter (he also mentioned the specials.) The slice of date pudding came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and whipped cream. All very filling!

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Excellent soup of the day..just about a meal in itself. Food and service was great.

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Sarah Fitzgerald

A good local restaurant, good one to visit!

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Judy Moorr

Great service, amazing Seafood Chowder entree, enough for both of us and perfectly cooked fish of the day plus my partners steak!
Highly recommend

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Steve Wykes

First time I've eaten here and found the service to be very good and likewise with the food. Good pub grub. Only downside was the pint of Guinness I had was not up to standard, appeared watered down or well past its sell by date. I should of really mentioned it.

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Khya Probyn

Good food, nice fast service, would visit again if in town :)

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JIll Grant

The amazing food and wonderful service from James made this a fantastic night! Highly recommend the burger, guinness pie and lamb shanks yum!! Will be back again for sure.

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Very attentive and friendly waiter. Warm and cosy place amidst the winter chill outside. And the food was great and hearty. Would definitely come again :)

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Brenda Gamble

We dined at The Bog last night for the first time. Our waiter was very efficient and informed us of the specials and asked several times if we were needing anything else which was great. The food was nicely presented and full of flavour. Rib Eye Steak cooked exactly as requested, seafood chowder was full and hearty. Calamari was also very tasty along with salad and dressings. Thank-you for making us feel welcome and looking after us.

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Lisa Dudley

Got to the restaurant at 4.55pm our booking was at 5pm. We were told they had no booking under our name which wasn’t a great start, thankfully we had the voucher.

My husband had the doorstop melt which was a large portion, but more bread than chicken. I had the beef and Guinness pie which was yummy, however the peas weren’t cooked properly.

Also the Guinness was way below standard. Very watery

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Angela Kim

My partner and I had the calamari for the entree and thought it was super delicious! Nicely seasoned and was different to other calamari dishes as it didn't have fried batter. My partner had a bog burger and gold ale speights, he liked the burger saying it was above average but not exceptional, but was really happy about the beer being at such a wonderful price and enjoyed it very much! I had the rib eye steak, I asked it to be medium-welldone, and in my opinion it was abit too done. The burnt charcoal was overdone on the underside of the steak so I had to slice the burnt parts off. Overall, we enjoyed eating at the Bog as it has a nice atmosphere, good value for price, the fries and salad were a nice compliment to the meal and I thought the waitress was also nice and friendly. I would recommend the Bog for those that want a nice beer with their meal.

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