Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to late
- Disabled Access
About Bracken Restaurant
Bracken is a fine dining Restaurant set in a villa from 1894, in central Dunedin. At Bracken we pride ourselves on using local and organic produce to create our ever evolving menu. We offer 6 or 8 course menu options. Here at Bracken we have worked hard to create a welcoming, relaxed fine dining atmosphere.
Our ethic of being as sustainable as we possibly can is carried out through out all aspect of our restaurant.
Exceptional evening out, food, wine and service was amazing. Will definitely be back!
Easy to book. Great friendly service. Amazing food, well presented and very tasty
Absolutely amazing food, atmosphere and service!! Will definitely be back!! The food looked and tasted incredible, the atmosphere was warm, inviting we didn't want to leave and the service was outstanding. Lauren our waitress was so attentive, had a lovely presence and had a solid knowledge of the food being served!!
From the welcome as we arrived, to the well presented and flavoursome food on the 6 course menu, we were very pleased to have chosen to dine at Bracken. We chose the wine matching option with different wines than each other with each new glass. This allowed us to double our tasting experience! The music playing in the background was enjoyably from Scotland (and Ireland?) and added to the cultural experience provided by the menu and the friendly informative service given during our dining experience. We hope to return soon! Thanks Jacqueline and David for giving us such a welcoming and memorable evening.
Excellent night with my family
Really enjoyed the matched wines and my husband enjoyed the matched whiskys. The flavours, flavour combinations and presentation of the food was outstanding. We'll be back.
A delicious way to see in the New Year!
Lovely friendly service. Great atmosphere with delicious scottish-inspired food.
We love Bracken and have always enjoyed an outstanding dining experience. The service is exceptional, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming and the food is exquisite..We thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to do the wine and whisky match to each course..We highly recommend Bracken and we will be back.
We've always loved our experiences at Bracken but our last visit was a great treat as they went above and beyond for my partners birthday dinner. I let the staff know it was his birthday and asked if he could be wished happy birthday as that would make him feel special since it's one of his favourite restaurants, but the staff went out of their way to not only wish him well but bring along a special cake for him! Thank you so much Bracken! Not to mention how incredible the food was and how accomodating they were! Can't wait to go back (again!).
Lovely meal for a special occasion as it us a bit pricy. I went there hoping to enjoy the degustation meal as per website however this was not an option on arrival when asked. So my only suggestion to improve the experience is to update website to match your current offering.
Had booked from their website, which stated it was a degustation menu. WE arrived to be told off instantly for not getting each person in our party to sign in using the Covid App, even though 2 of us out of 4 had . Were taken through to a bar area and given the menu there. When I mentioned that I was confused as the website stated it was a digestion menu, I was told by the continually rude all evening waitress " Blame it on on Covid ". We were finally moved to our table as the entree was being served. We had ordered fish of the day. We were not told what this would be ( should have asked, but also should have been told ). When the fish arrived it was Scate wing and tasted sour. We were told not to eat the Hard bits, but it was hard to seperate, stringy and awful. I would never return here. Bad food and bad service.
Beautiful food served in a gorgeous setting. Thank you for a memorable experience. We will make Bracken a regular stop on a Dunedin visit!
Amazing 👏 great service
Probably the best dining experience we've had in Dunedin. All three courses were delicious - We will definitely be back!
We’ve been to bracken several times now and it’s always such a great experience. The food we had tonight was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed every course! Also the wine that we had with dinner was very good. The staff were really great too. Only piece of feedback would be that we would of had another glass of wine if we had of been offered another drink during our meal. Thank you for the wonderful food and experience. We will definitely be back.
Whiskey Sauce was good. But NOT ENOUGH of it . Where's the sauce .LOL.
Great food. Great service. Great wine. Just great!
Mains were lovely and husband enjoyed his entree. I was a little underwhelmed with my pork entree. Dark chocolate and pear tart lovely but tiramasu very bland. Atmosphere lovely and staff very friendly
Awesome friendly service paired with THE MOST delicious amazing food. Each course was a delight to the taste buds. I will definitely be back 😃
A most enjoyable evening
Great recommendation. Cozy, soft music, very intimate setting. Food was fantastic, friendly, accomodating service, did 6 course meal with wine selection each course, good choice. Excellent venue for special events.