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What are the top dining spots in Dunedin?


Moiety is a small, charming restaurant serving fantastic local dishes you won’t forget in a hurry. It’s situated in the city’s Warehouse Precinct and has warm moody lighting, modern decor and an open kitchen so you can see what treats the chef is whipping up. The menu is seasonal, but regularly features mouth-watering foods such as duck pate, ikejime fish and lamb. It is popular, so consider booking in advance once you’ve snatched up Rotorua to Dunedin flights.


Looking for a casual spot to sample some of the city’s fantastic fish? Plan a visit to Plato when you book your Rotorua to Dunedin flights. It’s situated on Dunedin’s harbour front and has been around since 2002, so you know they’re doing something right. Whether you go for the much-loved fish and chips, the seafood chowder or the tasty sirloin served with fried eggs, Plato will deliver.

Prohibition Smoke House

For some American-style pit food with a twist, head to the Prohibition Smoke House at the Octagon. Foodies with flights from Rotorua to Dunedin will love the selection of slow-cooked meats, with the menu featuring everything from classic beef brisket to crispy pork belly with red onion jam, citrus slaw and whisky. It has a large outdoor seating area too, meaning it is a great spot to spend your evening with a glass of wine and cocktail or two in hand after a day of sightseeing.

Mamma Mia

If you’re booking Rotorua to Dunedin flights and want to eat at a local haunt, add Mamma Mia to your must-visit list. The restaurant serves authentic Italian pizza cooked in a wood-fired oven and is a takeaway spot popular with the locals. The chefs don't mess around with the classics so for traditional Italian pizza in Dunedin, head to Roslyn to visit this little gem.


Couples with Rotorua to Dunedin return flights should consider booking a table at the excellent Glenfalloch Restaurant. Situated near Macandrew Bay on the Otago Peninsula, the restaurant takes the best of the region’s produce, from Cardrona Merino lamb to goat’s cheese, to create incredible and unique dishes. The restaurant is helmed by famous chef Hannes Bareiter, and it is wise to book in advance in order to secure a table.

What are the top lunch spots in Dunedin?

Good Earth Cafe

The great atmosphere, good food and reasonable prices of Good Earth Cafe, located opposite Otago University, make it very popular with students in search of affordable, healthy and tasty meals. The cafe caters to all, serving everything from bacon and egg rolls to grilled organic tempeh and seitan tofu scramble. As the name suggests, it also prides itself on sustainability, providing biodegradable packaging, metal straws and more. If you’ve snatched up some cheap flights from Rotorua to Dunedin and are planning to visit friends or family attending Otago University, Good Earth Cafe is a lovely local spot worth visiting for lunch.

Beam Me Up Bagels

If you’re spending the day sightseeing in the city, Beam Me Up Bagels is a fantastic spot to refuel. All the bagels are sci-fi themed, from the Darth Bacon BLT, to the ham and cheese Ham Solo. It’s right next to the Botanic Gardens on North Road, so if you’ve spent the morning in the gardens, be sure to check out Beam Me Up Bagels.

The Ballroom Cafe at Larnach Castle

Not only is Larnach Castle a must-visit attraction for visitors with flights from Rotorua to Dunedin, it also hosts a great high tea. If you’re visiting in summer, you can enjoy lunch outside in the stunning gardens too. If you’ve picked up last-minute cheap flights to Dunedin from Rotorua, make sure you book the cafe in advance; sittings require at least 24 hours notice.

What can you do in Dunedin over the weekend?

The Street Art Trail

If you’ve booked cheap flights from Rotorua to Dunedin for a weekend getaway, there’s an endless amount of fun activities on offer. The Street Art Trail runs from the harbour to Queens Gardens and is a fantastic way to see some of the city’s main landmarks as well as its vibrant, street art scene.

Baldwin Street

In a quiet suburban neighbourhood lies Baldwin Street, one of the world’s steepest streets. Its elevation rises from 30 metres above sea level to more than 100 metres. Every year there are events that take place on the famous street, including Dunedin’s Jaffa Race.

Lan Yuan Dunedin Chinese Garden

Dunedin’s Chinese Garden is a beautiful place to visit. The garden has a tea house that’s open from 10am to 4pm. It serves delicious traditional Chinese teas, as well as steamed dumplings and buns.