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Esplanade Restaurant

2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
+64 3-456 2544
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“pizza” (148 reviews)
“pappardelle” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went there at night around 9pm. I knew that they closed 10pm. I just wanted to drink hot beverage and stayed for a while. So, I ordered Hot chocolate. (It was my first time to visit there.) But This "Hot chocolate" wasn't hot and...More

Thank 세미 이
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our second choice for a family birthday dinner, but we got first class service and food that was excellent. Good value and personal service. Would go back but for the fact it is on the other side of the world!!

Thank Mandy R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Fantastic Italian cooking - had the seafood pasta and it was delicious. Very convivial atmosphere, nice decor and you can’t beat the view of the ocean.

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Seafood pasta and chocolate torte were excellent. Service was rather slow but ambience was excellent - really buzzing!

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 6 days ago

After repeated visits to this favourite spot of ours , once more we have experienced their amazing food and the truelly magic restaurant setting with the ocean view out over St Clair Beach and the rolling surf. Not our last visit as well , as...More

Thank Ross S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our lunch. Pasta and pizza tasty, great atmosphere and great location with view over the ocean. Very friendly and attentive staff. Warm and cosy on a cold afternoon.

Thank Suzie P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I ate at the esplanade restaurant and had an amazing experience. The service was fantastic and the food was superb. I had the chefs special pasta with the in-house pork and fennel sausage. I could not fault it. Our server looked to...More

Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited with a family ‘ friends group of 7 and shared a few pizzas. These were well made and tasty, staff were friendly and attentive and our window seat allowed us views straight out over a spectacular ocean where the next stop was Antarctica,...More

Thank NorthShieldsBoy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To be honest I only enjoy eating at this restaurant as it's got amazing views overlooking St Clair beach but otherwise it's pretty average food. The service was very friendly and professional otherwise.

Thank foodie99989
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a thoroughly Italian restaurant right on the beach at St Clair, with splendid views. Yet its food is a notch higher in quality than most of the pretty ordinary but expensive fare you'll find in Dunedin, and there are also more affordable items...More

Thank HunterBloemfontein
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Esplanade | St Clair, Dunedin 9012, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-456 2544
  • E-mail
Re-opened Oct 2013 under new management. No Reservations We are an Italian inspired eatery overlooking the beach in St Clair, Dunedin. Wood-fired pizza and house-made pasta is our specialty. Lovely bar area to enjoy excellent espresso or a glass of Central Otago wine, available on tap. Open 7 days and nights
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