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Pier 24 Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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24 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:30 - 21:00
Mon - Wed 07:00 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Location is perfect and the service is also good, unfortunately we had the comparison to 2 years ago. Compared to the past the quality of the food was clearly not close to what it has been. Still not bad, however not the prime choice for dinner

Thank Tom S
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have never been here before, it was nice enough. I've heard portions can be small but I had the tuna paella and it was massive and I couldn't finish it all! View of the ocean was nice and we had dessert as well. All up it came to just over $100 for two mains, fries, two drinks and two desserts.... More 

Thank Martinette G
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and wanted a special meal to acknowledge the occasion, we were disappointed. The service was average at best. We had difficulty understanding our waitress who spoke so fast and didn't offer any explanation of the menu or specials. Service was very slow and people at a neighbouring table were seated after us and... More 

Thank chronicans
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On arrival at the adjoining accommodation we decided to have a casual lunch. We both had the pork belly which was just brilliant. The room service menu was supplied by the same restaurant and couldn't be faulted. Eggs benedict on a rosti to die for.

Thank Inverness1966
Palmerston, New Zealand
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had lunch here yesterday as this place has nice memories for us. The good thing is that the view is always amazing and our young American waitress was helpful and friendly. The food was a big disappointment. The pate tasted nice but the breads with it were like concrete and basically inedible. I had a tuna main which was... More 

Thank JexAllison
Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Had breakfast here this week with the family on a trip to the south of NZ. Venue had great views and a decent breakfast vibe. Wasn't too busy, and the service staff were friendly and inviting. I had the poached eggs, which were cooked perfectly, unfortunately found a fair bit of shell. Partner and dad had the omelette which they... More 

Thank geoffs87
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The service was good. We both ordered the chicken meal and when it arrived we both started realising that there was hard noodles that were like fish bones and stuck in your throat. Both of us experienced discomfort because of this and complained to our waitress. She investigated this with the chef and we were told that these were deep... More 

Thank pinsull
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a nice lunch here today enjoyed the view and the duck liver parfait was beautiful and the highlight. Just a few pain points around service. Not being given a drinks menu but then asking for our order for mains... hang on love I'd like a drink first. Then we had to ask what the soup and the fish... More 

Thank Kathryn G
Dielette, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Don't go there if you have special dietary requirements, they weren't able to cater! Could have killed someone if it'd been an allergy. Lovely setting with sea right there. Service friendly but inefficient, not up to scratch for the five star rating they give themselves - empties piled up at end of table, had to keep asking for more water... More 

Thank simi32f
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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383 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The surf was up so it was fascinating to watch the dozens of surfers ride some very big waves whilst enjoying a nice meal. If this restaurant was in the city it would just have been a pleasant meal but the view made it a memorable experience.

Thank GrantHay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$27
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Esplanade | Saint Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 6434663610
Offering everything from sunrise breakfasts to casual coffee to superb lunches and evening dinning. Modern day cuisine inspired by our regional pantry. Bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. It's easy to see why Pier 24 has the best views and location in Dunedin. On a summer day the doors can be fully opened turning the restaurant into a coastal alfresco dinning experience. In the winter months sit warm and cosy behind double glazed windows watching winter storms batter the coast.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?