Nova

29 The Octagon, Dunedin Central, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand, 9010
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Monday- Friday 7:00am-Late
Friday - Saturday 8:30am-Late

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  • Disabled Access
  • Alfresco Dining
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About Nova

A Dunedin institution since 1995, Nova is a spacious light filled 80 plus seat café by day and restaurant by night.
Our coffee, provided by Allpress, another institution, has been with us since the beginning. A product that has been around for 30 years and another reason why our customers keep coming back.
We are open 7 days a week so whether you are dining in or if you are just popping in for a takeaway coffee and something from our well stocked cabinet, you will not be disappointed.
Come and experience the reinvigorated team and our refreshed menu by our outstanding Head Chef, Mat Lewis.

Cuisine: Bistro, European
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 08 May 2021

We had my daughter graduation dinner here the food was excellent and the service top notch, it was a lovely evening.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 May 2021

Our server, Libby, was friendly and knowledgeable, and our food was delicious - we really enjoyed our experience at Nova.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 May 2021

The food and service were excellent - very accommodating to children! Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 23 April 2021

Really impressed with attention to dietary requirements - 5 stars for that. Food was nice and staff were very friendly

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 April 2021

We love the new menu...duck liver pâté to start yummy...I had the pork belly it melted in your mouth with lots of texture of apple 🍏 my husband had fillet steak and this was beautifully cooked and very tasty. The only downfall for me is that they have taken away my fav reisling ☹️ I tasted another but not for me!

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

Our experience at Nova was great! Food and service were both without fault. Will definately return again

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Visited On Friday, 16 April 2021

If our booked table was only going to be available for an unreasonably short time 90 minutes) , that should have been made clear at the time of booking and we would have gone elsewhere. Instead we spent an evening being harassed about ordering quickly, and being rushed through. I've never had anything but good experiences in the past, but after tonight I feel reluctant to return.

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Visited On Thursday, 15 April 2021

Good service. Accommodating. Friendly. Reliably good food.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 March 2021

great lunch and service thx u

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Fantastic meal, food could not have been better. Lovely, attentive service.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 March 2021

Had a fantastic time at the restaurant and felt we weren’t rushed with food and staff were excellent. Thanks for a lovely night

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Visited On Friday, 12 March 2021

Great service, very nice food

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 March 2021

Donuts are amazing, service is very good. Our groups only suggestion would be to not serve sparkling water

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Visited On Monday, 01 March 2021

Food was very good and reasonably priced, however, the atmosphere for evening dining was not good. The place still felt like a daytime cafe. Simply dimming the lights would have helped.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Perfect, reliable and consistently great. Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 February 2021

Our group had a lovely evening, complete with great food and drink. Thanks.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 February 2021

Lovely meal,very friendly staff at a very popular restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 February 2021

Been to Nova a few times and normally been really good, but this time service and food wait times were really long. We were seated at 7:30 but didnt leave until after 9 had to wait for an incredibly long time after mains to order dessert just everything was slow. Disappointed with the new menu as a our favourite entree is gone and also favourite main of mine, seems a big change but these things happen. Been to Nova 3 times in the last 6 months but probably wont be back again poor service left a really bad taste in our mouth.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 February 2021

Highly rated. Food quantity and level of service exceptional. We congratulate Nova on their sustainable journey.

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Visited On Thursday, 18 February 2021

Pulled Pork Buns were great!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 February 2021

Absolutely beautiful meals, will definitely be going back

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Visited On Friday, 29 January 2021

Very much enjoy dining at Nova. Delicious food and friendly staff who deliver great service. Will definitely be back. Thanks Nova!

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Visited On Friday, 29 January 2021

great coffee, excellent service, lovely meals - a great night. Thank you.

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Visited On Friday, 29 January 2021

Excellent meal, service and atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 24 January 2021

We are travelling around the South Island on holiday, Nova was recommended to us and it has been the highlight of our dining experience to date. The food is delicious and the service is fantastic! Would highly recommend a visit to Nova!

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