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

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

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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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Wayne Gray

Had a great meal for 4. We all enjoyed our food and would recommend to other diners.

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This was the first time using First Table and what an experience. Our waiter (I didn't get his name) was fantastic - we arrived early so had a drink downstairs. He came and got us when it was time. He was very attentive. The food was fantastic. Definitely be back for more

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Justin wealleans

Great Pub. Heaps of yummy food. Couldn't finish my meal, heaps on my plate. I will know next time to go with an empty stomach.

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Nicole Mead

Great food. Great service. Great family dining. We will be back.

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nice environment, nice food, good price. Would definitely go back :)

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Had a great meal. Steaks where perfectly cooked. Great value, good pub food. The waitress was very polite and helpful .
We will definitely be back.

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Toni Meredith

Wasn't sure what to expect but have to say that it was a great experience. The food was delicious and there was more than enough for even the hungriest diner!! Would definitely go back there and highly recommend to friends to go and check it out for themselves. Thanks

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Nice meal, throughly enjoyed it. Was value for money. Would definitely go back

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Matthew McKay

Great meal! The portions were so huge we weren't able to fit dessert!! Was a great night out!

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Douglas Gaskarth

Great atmosphere, great food and great service. 10/10

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Samuel Yow

Wonderful food and really generous portions! Had the Fish of the Day and a Pot of Mussels, really tasty and fulfilling, washed down with a pint of draft Guinness. Good comfortable atmosphere for a chill hang out with the mates. Excellent, friendly service by the bar staff. 10/10 would definitely recommend.

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Grace Mackie

Always love our time at the bog! The meals are so big and reasonably priced, we are always so full we get fit in dessert! Waiter was lovely and made sure we had everything we wanted. Thank you so much for another great dinner

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