Save the date: Celebrate Dunedin’s food and drink from 6-22 August, 2021

Olveston’s formal dining room.

Each winter, Dine Dunedin celebrates Otepoti’s  finest food and drink in collaboration with the hottest venues in the city. 

When: Friday 6 August – Sunday 22 August
What: An exclusive dinner party in Olveston historic home, Black Friday dinners at secret locations, a Logan Brown and Emerson’s collab dinner and boutique spirits workshops are among the experiences to be savoured in this year’s Dine Dunedin.

Dine Dunedin is a showcase of the southern city’s food and drink featuring exclusive experiences, menus, burgers and drinks available only during the festival’s limited time. Here’s a taster:


7pm Friday 6 August
42 Royal Terrace, Dunedin
Booking essential — phone Olveston 03 477 3320
$200 pp for three course dinner and drinks

Step back into the early twentieth century when, for the first time as part of Dine Dunedin, Olveston will host an intimate three course dinner party for 20 guests in the family’s dining room. Dine just like the original owners, the Theomin family did with their guests in their dining room at their dining table surrounded by their furnishings.


7pm Friday 13 August
Secret venues across the city
$100 pp for three course matched to wine
Booking Essential via

A Dunedin take on the French ‘Dîner en Blanc’. Pop-up dinners across the city with guests wearing black, diners will be texted the day of the dinner with their mystery location.


City cafes, bars and restaurants from Friday 6 August – Sunday 22 August

Emerson’s taproom.

Enjoy a special one-off burger created exclusively for Dine Dunedin at city venues including last winner’s Emerson’s People’s Favourite Winner Salt, legendary city burger spot Good Good and Emerson’s Taproom to name a few.

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For more information visit Dine Dunedin or contact Dine Dunedin Festival Director Nicola McConnell at or 027 218 8120.

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