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Enjoy New Zealand cuisine at The Swan in Dunedin Central, Otago
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan
The Swan


New Zealand
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23 Bath Street
Dunedin 9016


64 3 4790017

Open hours:

Mon - Wed: 8am - 3pm Thurs: 5pm - 12am Fri: 8am - 12am Sat: 9am - 12am Sun: 9am - 3pm

You can't walk past The Swan without doing a double-take. Sitting in a hidden street, this eatery is turning heads thanks to a regal swan sitting atop the roof, watching over the city and welcoming hungry diners.

The Swan is certainly striking in its exterior monochrome appearance. Inside, it's surprisingly understated, preferring instead to make an impression with high-quality furniture, rugs and accessories for a Scandinavian vibe. Of course, there are plants aplenty and any enthusiasts will enjoy the vine-covered patio that makes for a revitalising place to while away the early evening.

Now, swans are notoriously territorial, but not over here. At least we hope not because the menu is designed to share! Dip and dive into the spicy cauliflower bites, wagyu cheeseburger sliders and tamarind caramel pork belly bites or opt instead for a generous sharing platter covered in local cheeses and homemade dips.

With an emphasis on the drinks, Garage Project delivers the goods with beers, XPAs, and pilsners whilst Hawke's Bay Brewing Co. is responsible for summery ciders. And with cherry-picked international and NZ wines too, The Swan is just as sophisticated as its namesake.

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