Some big Rugby World Cup games are being played at the Forsyth Barr Stadium and there are a number of great restaurants located within a short distance – by taxi or on foot – of the ground.
Check out some of the places listed here. There is something here to suit just about every taste.
8A Moray Place
Etrusco is one of Dunedin’s most popular Italian restaurants. A family-owned business with authentic Italian heritage, it offers an extensive menu of traditional Tuscan favourites and a comprehensive wine list.
Opening hours: 24 hours
Price range: mains from $14.50
1st floor, 12 The Octagon
Located in a historic building with views of the Octagon, Bacchus is a top choice for discerning diners in Dunedin.
Bacchus serves high quality contemporary fare with traditional flavours and boasts a large selection of New Zealand and imported wines. Bacchus has been awarded the “New Zealand Beef and Lamb Hallmark of Excellence” for the past 12 years.
Opening hours: dinner from 6:00pm
Price range: $30 and above
2 Manor Place
The Crown Mill’s menu features such New Zealand delicacies such as lamb fillets, kumara & potato mash, and fresh fettuccine. The chef can also cater for gluten free diners and vegetarians.
If you're looking for an historic dining experience then go no further than the Crown Mill. The Crown Mills building has been listed category 1by the Historic Places Trust because of its outstanding Victorian architecture.
Opening hours: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Price range: mains $25 and above
375 George Street
If you fancy a quick bite before the game, why not check out Velvet Burger?
The large menu features a range of gourmet burgers with exciting flavour combinations and amusing names and also includes mini-burgers for the smaller appetite.
Opening hours: from midday
Price range: burgers from $8.90, mini-burgers from $5.90
7 Andrew Street
The Angus Restaurant and Bar specialises in prime tender Angus beef – the best steak available!
If you’re into steak, this is the place to go to! If you’re not a fan of steak they also have excellent seafood and vegetarian options, plus a kids’ menu. This place is good for groups.
Opening hours: 10am – 4:30pm, dinner from 5:30pm
Price range: $24 and above
Editorial by Nicholas Chidley
1 August 2011