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No.7 Balmac

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7 Balmacewen Road | Maori Hill, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
+64 3-464 0064
08:30 - 23:00
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Sun 08:30 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:30 - 23:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I had an evening meal at this fabulous restaurant to celebrate her birthday . The food was perfect and delicious, balanced , nutritious, premium quality. Wonderful efficient yet warm staff, helpful with great timing . What a gem of a place, and such great decor - my eyes just drink this place in . The acoustics are... More 

Thank P9917HBmatthewb
Auckland, New Zealand
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a beautiful dinner at this restaurant. Lovely setting. Highly recommend dinner / coffee here. Service was very good.

Thank Ann B
Sydney, Australia
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186 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked dinner here ahead of the long weekend! Ordered the venison, mussels, the brussel sprouts and parsnips sides. All were extremely tasty. Both sides were exceptional! The venison was cooked very well and normally not a dish I would ordinarily pick. Service was also very friendly and an overall enjoyable dining experience!

Thank Avidtravelfoodie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came across this cafe/restaurant when walking this morning. Such a nice menu, staff, coffee and the food was yummy. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Penny S
Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch here today. The mashed avocado on toast with bacon was perfect, with an interesting mix of greens, cherry tomatoes and a tasty dressing. The French toast brioche with pears and plums was also delicious. Finished off with a mouthwatering ricotta cake. The waiters were friendly and efficient. Will definitely try to go here again whenever I'm... More 

Thank Juerg D
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91 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After spending weeks travelling around New Zealand we were now in Dunedin and, sadly, scheduled to leave the following day. At No. 7 the service was friendly, the food very good and the wine selection excellent. Great way to say goodbye.

Thank robertBOttawa
San Carlos, California
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at this delightful cafe after an urban hike from the town center. The cocktails are interesting and delicious, as are the entrees. If the weather allows, sit outside in the patio. Be sure to check out the beautiful vegetable/herb garden beyond the wall.

Thank vbo49
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We go to Balmac pretty regularly and are never disappointed. Good coffee, tasty meals that cater to vegetarians well as well. Lovely to see more regular menu changes for those of us that eat there frequently. The cakes and baked goods are always excellent and the french donuts and ordinary donuts.. well.. lets just say you should make sure you... More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I had my graduation dinner here with a large group of family (25 of us). The service was excellent as well as the food and considering a large group all the meals were brought out together. However there seemed to be a misunderstanding about the NOT FREE sparkling water for the tables. There was no indication through out the night... More 

Thank Hanewright
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

No7 Balmac is one of the most consistent places to go in Dunedin. Always good food and service. Bit disappointing that we were not told sparking water was now free, the way that the waiter asked if we would like it suggested that it was. We ended up with a bill for the 7 bottles we had (we were a... More 

Thank Josh C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$27
European, Cafe, Grill, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Balmacewen Road | Maori Hill, Dunedin 9010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-464 0064
Dunedin's best kept secret eatery!

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