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Cafe Rue

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368 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Bluff Oysters, well what can you say. 6 battered and 6 crumbed fresh Bluff Oysters complemented with a fresh salad, fries and washed down with a cold speights ale. great atmosphere and excellent service. Friendly wait staff along with fast service. Highly recommended.

1 Thank Murray K
Soderala, Sweden
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55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Been on a short stay visit in Dunedinand was stressed with looking around the sights. Found Cafe Rue and Bar in the Center of Town. Restaurant looks fresh and modern but still cozy with wooden tables. Menu choice was plenty. I ordered a lighter dish for lunch - salad with tempura fried Calamari - Very good. Service very friendly!

Thank chefjoerg
Brisbane, Australia
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210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The receptionist at our hotel recommend Cafe Rue to us, and we were so pleased we took her advice. A friend and I dined there and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The staff were courteous and polite, and most helpful with our selection of both wine and food. We took the advice of the wonderful waitress and chose a NZ... More 

1 Thank ShirleydK39
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We dinned Friday night - the Chef Gary came out and introduced himself and then proceeded to deliver a 6 course Degustation Meal - absolutely BEAUTIFUL food - we will be back on our next trip to Dunedin- thank you Cafe Rue

3 Thank Bruce548
Dunedin, New Zealand
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106 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We went for lunch. Made sure to book because it can get busy. You can choose off the lunch or brunch menu. Nice selection for all including vegetarians. I had the breakfast with two poached eggs, bacon, two breakfast sausages, mushrooms, tomatoes, toast and hash browns. It was delicious and I couldn't eat it all. It was cooked to perfection.... More 

3 Thank Styly_Girl
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Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

The meals we ordered took a little longer than expected to arrive but the cafe was busy at the time. Both meals were delicious, however felt lacking conpared to the price paid. Overall very good though and we would return, just be prepared to pay a little more than for some other cafés in the area.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Otago Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went for a work do. Ordered lamb and could not cut it as it was so tough. Got a steak knife and still couldn't cut it. When the chef's wife came over and asked about the meal I said it was terrible. She said that this was the first night they had used a new product from SFF and didn't... More 

Thank 4clownsic
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

A great food experience, with a wonderful menu. How do you choose when the menu ranges so widely and includes excellent vegetarian meals too? I've visited Cafe Rue before, several times, and have never been disappointed. The food this time was superlative, a salmon crepe, with a delicious sauce. Beautifully served, wait staff attentive and helpful. Thanks guys, see you... More 

Thank Beatrice112
Hawkes Bay
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had west coast whitebait and coconut scallops both dishes were excellent. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The chef came out after service was completed and we had a good chat to him who pointed out interesting places to visit. Would recommend this as a really good place for couples or families

Thank AnnieBHawkesBay
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I love the food and ambiance of this cafe, the staff are friendly and helpful and there is usually parking close by. You can sit in a window seat and watch the world go by while tucking into an eggs benedict or a full breakfast yum, yum.

1 Thank Gary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Moray Place, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: 477-3406

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