A comprehensive guide to popular cuisine in Dunedin

Dunedin, known as the "Edinburgh of New Zealand," maintains and embodies a unique Scottish culture. Here, you can bask in the warm sunshine of the southern hemisphere, enjoy a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, savor a rich cup of coffee, or indulge in a feast that will delight your taste buds, experiencing the rhythm of the city known as "the most Scottish place outside of Scotland."

Velvet Burger is a famous burger restaurant in Dunedin, with two locations in the city center. Their burgers are not only delicious, but also have over 20 options to choose from, including unique venison and lamb burgers in addition to the most common beef burgers. There is also the highly acclaimed local beer, Emersons! Ordering a burger and a beer, and enjoying the experience is simply amazing!
"The Perc Cafe" is a cafe in Dunedin, ranked number one on Tripadvisor. You must try it! Their philosophy is "coffee, food, people, place". The breakfast at this cafe is not to be missed as it is the perfect place to start a new day. Some great options include the salmon bagel, Italian hot sandwich, and warm oatmeal. The decor style of the cafe is a mix of retro and decorative art.
Plato restaurant in Dunedin is highly favored by Cuisine magazine and has been named "New Zealand's Best Restaurant" multiple times. Located near the harbor, the restaurant has a vintage feel and offers a complete selection of beer and wine on its menu. You can try their signature dishes: Indian seafood curry and grilled salmon on potato gnocchi. It's also great to come here for brunch on Sundays.

Chopsticks 101

Taipei 101 (Chopsticks 101) is a popular Chinese restaurant in Dunedin. It offers authentic flavors at affordable prices and is located at the intersection of George St and Frederick St, the busiest commercial street in Dunedin. A pot for 2-3 people costs less than 20 New Zealand dollars, and customers can enjoy a delicious meal for just about 10 New Zealand dollars per person. The Taiwanese owner and servers are very warm and friendly, and the homemade braised pork rice dish has a Taiwanese taste. The restaurant is always crowded during meal times and highly recommended.
Riverstone Kitchen is a highly reputable local restaurant in Oamaru, where most of the ingredients are sourced from the restaurant's own garden. The excellent dishes include free-range pork with fennel and apple salad, and delicious crumbed blue cod with generous servings of hand-cut fries. The fish here is fresh, uniquely prepared, and has no fishy taste. The desserts are also worth trying. They offer wine from a small winery and house-brewed beer. The restaurant is well decorated and every table has a view of the outside scenery.
Just like the name of the restaurant, Taste Nature, the biggest feature of this Dunedin restaurant is the use of pure natural ingredients. Everything is organic food, very healthy! And the taste is also very good! Standing behind the shop, you can already smell the faint fragrance!