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“Good Fish & Chips”
Review of Best Cafe

Best Cafe
Ranked #10 of 389 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Established in 1932 the Best Cafe is a Dunedin icon. It has been through World War II and the Great Depression and has changed very little over the last 85 years it has been trading. I am very lucky to be running a restaurant that was originally started by my great-grandfather and then passed down to his son and family through until the 1980's. The following proprietors kept the traditions alive to maintain the Best Cafe's great reputation. As the proud owner of our old family restaurant my aim is to provide a truly unique dining experience, one where we can provide old fashioned, friendly service alongside a delicious plate of fresh, local seafood, golden hand cut chips and the best Bluff Oysters in New Zealand. If you want to take a trip down Nostalgia Lane and taste some traditional New Zealand fare then this is the place to visit. We are open the hours specified but we advise you to call to check if we are open for public holidays as these can vary according to time of year.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I came across many good reviews about Best Cafe and decided to try it out in Dunedin. It was very near to Dunedin Railway Station and approximately 3 minutes walk from the station. The portion was good for the price paid and the fish was eally fresh. The overall taste was good but could be more tasty. The chips were good. I would recommend this ppace to anyone.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We walked into this cafe after reading all the TA reports. It didn’t impress me much as it was just a fish n chips shop. We had 2 pieces of fish and chips for like $25. Good fish but the batter was meh. Over priced for sure. No bluff oysters that day. Decor was ok. Owner deliberately kept to its original setting.

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This restaurant was recommended by a local guide. We wanted to try Bluff oysters and they were the best we have ever eaten. Blue cod was also delicious. Service was a bit slow but the cuisine was worth the wait.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

No trip to Dunedin is complete without a meal in the Best Cafe. Back to basics fish restaurant with no pretentions of grandure just spot on fish and chips. If you miss the good old days of the 50' and 60' this will take you back, where do you get bread and butter now.

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Thank barbelbasher
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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Best fish and chips we’ve had in the South Island so far and so cheap for two of us. Love the Kiwiana setting and the authenticity of the place. Tons of history. Great service and bottomless cups of tea a bonus. Highly recommend this place.

Thank David P
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