Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Fusion, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

For a delectable sharing style menu, head to this eclectic kitchen and bar…

Step into a chic space of bare brick walls, hanging plants and soft lighting, and discover a fusion-inspired cuisine like no other. Vault 21 showcases a range of international favourites, served with a creative twist and designed to share.

Share a selection of their best bites, like the roast pork belly steamed buns or their signature Paua fritters. For a larger main, experience the silky yellow pumpkin curry (V), or the 12-hour braised beef brisket. Love mouthwatering meats? Order the sous-vide Silver Fern Farm reserve beef with porcini butter & oyster mushrooms.

Cooking with the finest produce from local suppliers, each dish explodes with flavour and freshness. Their chefs have perfected different techniques to highlight each ingredient, such as using a blow torch at your table for the finishing touch!

With stylish decor and stunning cuisine, Vault 21 is one of Dunedin’s best kept secrets. Be sure to try this eatery for your next dining experience, located on The Octagon.

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Vault 21
21 The Octagon
Dunedin 9016

Open Hours:
Sunday - Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 1am
Friday - Saturday 12pm - 4am

Phone: 03 425 9181
Website: www.vault21.co.nz

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Vault 21
Location: Dunedin Central
Cuisine: Cocktail Bar, Fusion, Share Plates
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Really beautiful, well presented food. I had never been to Vault 21 before and it surely did not disappoint! The flavours of the dishes were really well thought out and worked together really well. And oh my, the interior decor was to die for, loved the colour scheme and foliage. Thank you for the amazing experience, I would definitely come back again

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Wow... Stunning Food!
Service outstanding and the location was magic.
If you have the opportunity - Go!

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Beautiful food thanks. Amazing flavours, presentation, service and quality of food. The paua patties were the best ever- we ordered another portion! Pleasant night sitting outside in the octagon with friends relishing a top food experience.

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Bex Rodger

Really enjoyed our dining experience and really impressed with the kids menu - real value here! The menu choices were fresh and interesting and it was nice to have something "not the norm", would happily recommend!

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Great experience in Dining in Dunedin. Staff were positive and friendly despite being very busy. Food was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic.

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Carolyne Smith

We couldn't have been made more welcome and comfortable. Our waitress was absolutely fabulous. Great advice and wonderful service. The food was just lovely and enjoyed by all of us. Except for the black jelly little bits around the cheesecake!! Definitely we'll go again. Being old codgers we were very happy to be seated in the quieter back section. Well done Vault 21. And thank you.

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Delightful meal at Vault last night for our family. Friendly and attentive wait staff, food all well presented and incredibly tasty. The children's set meal was high quality too so we had very happy children. Will be back to sample more :)

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Imogene Jones

Love vault 21! The small plates are delicious and there are a great range of choices :) One of my favourite places to dine in Dunedin! Thank you!

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Had a fabulous lunch, so many lovely tasties to order. Service was wonderful, smiley bunch that obviously enjoy there jobs. It made our day, thanks Vault and thanks first table!

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Emma Knopp

Oh my flipping goodness - exquisite flavours to die for! We had: peking duck tacos, sweet & sour pork, lamb bruschetta, scallop bruschetta, beef cheek wonton, prawn & coriander dumplings (next level flavour here). Finished off with coconut panacotta, Whittakers mini donuts and chocolate brownie. A fabulous night with friends and fine food - well worth the long wait to finally secure a first table at this venue! Thanks team :) x

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Excellent

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Really beautiful, well presented food. I had never been to Vault 21 before and it surely did not disappoint! The flavours of the dishes were really well thought out and worked together really well. And oh my, the interior decor was to die for, loved the colour scheme and foliage. Thank you for the amazing experience, I would definitely come back again

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Wow... Stunning Food!
Service outstanding and the location was magic.
If you have the opportunity - Go!

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Wonderful food & experience. Definitely be back.

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Beautiful food thanks. Amazing flavours, presentation, service and quality of food. The paua patties were the best ever- we ordered another portion! Pleasant night sitting outside in the octagon with friends relishing a top food experience.

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Bex Rodger

Really enjoyed our dining experience and really impressed with the kids menu - real value here! The menu choices were fresh and interesting and it was nice to have something "not the norm", would happily recommend!

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Great food and amazing value with First Table. We would highly recommend this restaurant which is located right on the Octogan in the entertainment heart of the city. This restaurant earns its high ranking.

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Our meal was very well presented and delicious.

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Carolyn Robins

Vault 21 is an absolute favourite of ours. The food is amazing and they encourage sharing meals so you get to try lots of different things. Staff are amazing too!

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Great experience in Dining in Dunedin. Staff were positive and friendly despite being very busy. Food was cooked perfectly and tasted fantastic.

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Both the food and the service was amazing. The dessert in particular was exquisite!

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Food and service was really nice, will 100% be coming back

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Collette Payne

Phenomenal food!

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Amazing dinner at Vault 21 we had a selection of small plates was plenty of food and delicious!

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Carolyne Smith

We couldn't have been made more welcome and comfortable. Our waitress was absolutely fabulous. Great advice and wonderful service. The food was just lovely and enjoyed by all of us. Except for the black jelly little bits around the cheesecake!! Definitely we'll go again. Being old codgers we were very happy to be seated in the quieter back section. Well done Vault 21. And thank you.

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Murray & Elaine McGregor

ALL GREAT >>>>AS USUAL !!

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Marilette Lotter

The staff at Vault 21 were incredibly nice and friendly, the food was great, and the atmosphere too. We will definitely come back again.

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Rachel Harris

Having dined at Vault numerous times during lunch service, I wanted my family to experience their yummy selection and I was pleased to see so many of the lunchtime staples on the dinner menu also. Each of us opted for something a little different from one another and we enjoyed it all. One of our group was a little fussier and he struggled to find something that suited his more simple palate and wasn't prepared to be adventurous, so that was a downside for us but that's our problem, not Vault's! I left still hungry after choosing the steak (which was not as tender as I would have expected), despite getting an additional side of slaw, so I'd recommend choosing additional sides, if you have an appetite. If I were to return for dinner, would I pay full price for that particular dish? No, not in a restaurant that isn't fine dining and that caters more for that casual dining experience. Include a side or two (over and above the four prawns and small garnish of mesclun) and then I would. :-)

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Great food, good service and a very enjoyable way to spend the evening

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Good food, though I wouldn't pay full price for it. Portion sizes were inconsistent and some very small for the price. Service was AMAZING!

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Great food, service was great from our waitress but a bit slow here and there. My mother ordered the sous vide beef and it was melt in the mouth, my sister had the pork belly and it was divine, the mash on that was to die for, I ordered the beef brisket which could have been a bit more tender, was a bit chewy but aside from that it was okay. Our entrees were absolutely gorgeous, scallops were some of the best I have ever eaten and the pork belly bao buns were so tender and crispy and yummy. Small plates i cannot fault but I think some of the mains could do with a little work. Overall would highly recommend. Thank you.

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Awesome atmosphere! The food and service was great! Thanks

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Delightful meal at Vault last night for our family. Friendly and attentive wait staff, food all well presented and incredibly tasty. The children's set meal was high quality too so we had very happy children. Will be back to sample more :)

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Jen Conway

Always a great time at vault. We had an umbrella blow over on to us while we were there and the staff were quick to check on us and to secure the rogue umbrella. Thanks again vault!

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Lauren Good

Delicious meals and good service!

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Jc Flackers

Great food and great service. Loved the peking duck tacos and Korean chicken. Yum

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Aimee Webster

It’s was my fourth time at vault 21 but my familys first time and it never disappoints, The thing I love about vault is the menu it has something for everyone whether you do lots of shared food or something off the mains the services was amazing very attentive, and the food outstanding Will definitely be back soon thanks

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Brenna O'Neill

Great food!

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Amazing! Great vibes and food to share! will defiantly be back!

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Excellent experience for a birthday. Was a little surprised about the cakage fee for the birthday cake. Otherwise was very enjoyable evening.

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Jennie Conrad

Delicious food, lovely warm setting with efficient, professional service! Thank you.

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Tomazina Koppen-Pavlovich

Literally amazing food 10/10 would go again

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Debbie Williams

We had a lovely lunch here, however I was a little disappointed in the food. I ordered the steamed chicken buns which were absolutely beautiful however for $17.70 I only received two very small buns . Very pricey for the quantity and I'm not a big eater! My daughter ordered fries however these were only lukewarm. Desert was nice but again pricey for quantity received.

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Olivia Young

Vault 21 is a beautiful restaurant with delicious food. The first table experience was a great one! Thank you!

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Carole Adair

The food was delicious, I had the bang bang chicken and my husband the tuna curry. Not sure which I preferred as both were great!

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Imogene Jones

Love vault 21! The small plates are delicious and there are a great range of choices :) One of my favourite places to dine in Dunedin! Thank you!

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Craig Allan

Delicious fusion of flavours. Friendly service

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really good meal and service.

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We tried a selection of shared plates at lunch to get a taste of the menu- we enjoyed it very much

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Kate N Greg Westwood

Really enjoyed our lunch today in the sun.
A tantalising menu read, but reality was they were just ok. Although the meat spring rolls are a must, best thing we had. Wasn’t busy to start and service was average.

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Our table really enjoyed our meal at Vault 21. We were celebrating a friend's birthday & the staff really looked us. The food was excellent & the service was perfect, they even brought us out dessert with candles. We will look forward to going back.

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The staff were super lovely and accommodating especially with the amount of food we ordered! All the food was delicious and it was overall a great time.

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Kadi Alsop

The food was great and the wait staff were the perfect balance between leaving you alone and being attentive

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Georgia Young

Delicious as always!

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Had a delicious lunch. Great service too!

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George Cresswell

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Vault, the staff were super attentive and knowledgable. We had a few small dishes which tasted epic, (especially the wontons) as well as the pork belly and tomato curry along with a bottle of TK Pinot to knock it all down. The curry was nice but thats it, it didn't blow us away, it was quite a safe dish. The pork belly however was exquisite. Our waitress did try to joke with us which was a little unprofessional, but it definitely didn't affect our time. Thanks Vault see you again soon.

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The small sharing platters are actually quite generous and very tasty. The Asian slaw was a nice surprise-often you leave similar restaurants feeling like you ate nothing but fried or grilled food and few vegetables. The pork cheek croquettes were the highlight for me while my wife loved the large prawns.
The service is friendly but a tad amateurish-I was given the wrong beer and some clutz later accidentally sprayed me with table cleaning spray. All sorted by the staff, I might add.

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Kathy Xu

Food was great, we tried 4 small dishes and 1 main between the three of us, and shared two desserts. A perfect amount of food! We really enjoyed the lamb bruschetta, and the wontons which they are known for were also good (although the filling was less saucey than the last time I had it). Service was good too.

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Had a fabulous lunch, so many lovely tasties to order. Service was wonderful, smiley bunch that obviously enjoy there jobs. It made our day, thanks Vault and thanks first table!

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