The McGavins Restaurant and Bar reflect the nature of Dunedin with hearty meals from fresh, local ingredients and a range of local and international wines and beers.

Start a busy day exploring Dunedin with breakfast from 6.30am or have a sleep-in and arrange room service.

Dinner is available from 6.00pm and the bar is a great meeting place for new and old friends.

Room service is always available, no matter what time you return from your days’ activities or a late-night event. Check out our sample menu below (actual menu may differ and is subject to change at any time).

McGavins Restaurant and Bar
Sample Menu

Starters and Entrées

Garlic and Parmesan Bread
$9.50 (V)
$11.50 (GF) (V)

Soup of The Day
Served with toasted bread 

Mushroom Risotto Cakes
With a salad of mixed leaves, fresh pear, blue cheese, walnuts and house dressing
Main $27.50 (V) (GF)
Entrée $16.50 (V) (GF)

Salt ‘n’ Pepper Squid
Flash fried with aioli and sweet chilli sauce 
$17.50 (DF)

Seared Scallops
On roasted cauliflower salad, chorizo and a tomato, coriander sauce vierge
$19.50 (GF) (NF)

Bao Buns
Steamed bao buns (3) filled with five spiced, hoisin pork and crispy salad, served with an Asian dipping sauce 

Ravioli Duo 
Pumpkin, spinach, ricotta & basil ravioli tossed through a vibrant red salsa with parmesan shavings
Main $29.50 (V) 
Entrée $19.50 (V)


Carbonara Pasta
Streaky bacon and creamy parmesan sauce
$20.50 or $26.50 with Chicken (NF)
Gluten-free pasta is available (GF)

Pan Fried Blue Cod
Salad of shaved fennel bulb, almonds and orange with aioli and rosti potato
$35.50 (GF) (DF)

House Smoked Akaroa Sea Run Salmon
With a salad of watercress, feta and pine nuts, kumara darphin and a creme fraiche tartare sauce
$36.50 (GF) 

Karagee Chicken
Marinated and fried Japanese style chicken with steamed rice, fresh salad, ton katsu sauce and kewpie mayo
$28.50 (NF) (DF) 

Crumbed Chicken Schnitzel
With golden fries, fresh side salad and a tarragon, white wine chasseur sauce

Bacon And Sage Wrapped Pork Fillet
Gratin dauphinoise, dukkha roasted vegetables with a quince jus
$35.50 (GF)

McGavins Hot Pot
Southland beef, mushrooms and onion, Emerson’s London porter, pastry and mash


Steamed and roasted selection with grain mustard and honey dressing
$8.00 (GF) (DF) (NF)

Mixed leaves, tomato, cucumber, red onion and snow peas with vinaigrette
$8.00 (GF) (DF) (NF)

Basket of fries
With roasted garlic aioli and tomato sauce
$8.00 (GF) (DF) (NF)

Two fried free-range hen’s eggs
$6.00 (GF) (DF) (NF)

Aioli $2.00


Espresso and Kahlua flavoured, topped with coffee bean praline and biscotti

Chocolate Mud Cake
Served with berry sorbet and coulis
$14.50 (GF) (NF)

New York Cheesecake
Served with rum soaked blueberry’s and mascarpone cream

Crème Brulée
Served with stewed local rhubarb and seasonal fruits
$14.50 (GF) (NF)

Irish Cream Ice Cream
Served in a tuilie basket with chocolate fudge sauce and Baileys liquor, garnished with sugared almonds

Chefs Medal Winning Whitestone Cheese Board
Consisting of Livingstone Gold, Aged Airedale, Totara Tasty and Windsor Blue, served with a pear and fig relish, apple, grapes and crackers

Extra ball of vanilla ice cream $3.00
Extra crackers $3.00


GF=Gluten Free     NF=Nut Free
DF=Dairy Free        V  =Vegetarian