Sunday - Saturday 07:00 AM - 09:00 PM
About The Press Club
The beautiful historic Wains building is steeped in Dunedin history and links to its literary community. In the 1870’s, as the Southern gold rush hit its stride and the region thrived, the hotel was home to Dunedin’s very first Press Club
– the inspiration for this bar and eatery’s name.
For a time, the eponymous Press Club occupied a suite in the hotel, where editors and reporters from local newspapers set up a library and would often meet. The poet Thomas Bracken was among their members; an esteemed free thinker who penned New Zealand’s national anthem.
Yellow beams that darted
from the sinking King of Day
And bathed in a yellow flood
Dunedin from the Bay.
The chocolate mousse and bay leaf icecream is to die for.
Very good menu, well priced and great tastes. Friendly & helpful staff as with all areas of the hotel. Thank you..
Amazing Resturant, great service and food. Could do with different music
Thanks for a very enjoyable evening great service with a a great meal will be back
The food was tasty, but the crockery it was served in was not user friendly at all. The wine list is like walking down a supermarket isle and entirely uninspiring - no way I would have the the wine match with winery brands I don’t even buy from New World due to quality! Very disappointing on many levels - the waiter did not even advise what we were eating each course. I give full credit though to Stewart construction and interior designer for a quality and beautiful fit out. Will not be going back.
Wonderful night and fantastic dinner. Could not fault a thing!
We got the degustation menu, and I thought it was a nice touch to be asked after each course if we wanted the next course as soon as ready or with a delay.
Beautiful food, lovely staff and nice quiet dining. Highly recommended!
We had an amazing degustation dinner. They were very accommodating to dietary requirements and super lovely an professional staff. The food was also super delicious 😁