Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel
Dunedin City 03-472 8022
- Restaurant Dining:
- Mon – Thurs 11:00am – 3pm
- Fri – Sun 11:00am – Late
- Blackboard Bar menu: 3pm – Late, 7 days
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel prides itself on serving up succulent, freshly caught fish of the day, for the freshest seafood experience.
Also on the menu you’ll find traditional pub dishes such as beer-battered fish & chips, hearty seafood-chowder, fish-pie, and steak & eggs. All this, alongside a variety of adventurous dishes such as Thai seafood curry, pork belly five-spice, lamb shank korma, plus Carey’s Bay Hotel’s glorious seafood platter.
Large group bookings outside standard dining hours are welcome.
Plus extensive blackboard bar menu is on from 3pm til close, 7 days.
This gorgeous venue dates back to 1874, and provides plenty of cosy corners, with open-fires to warm your toes, plus lovely views across the bay.
‘The Conservatory’ provides covered, heated pseudo-al-fresco dining in winter, or a sunny and open outdoor space during summer-time, as does ‘The Courtyard’ area. You’ll find a perfect spot for a romantic candle-lit meal, or a smart but casual spot for lunch-dining.
Other spaces include ‘The Snug’ & ‘The Upstairs Lounge’.
The Snug is a classy space providing private dining for up to 14. Comfy leather chairs and gorgeous big table, enhanced by a huge ‘picture-window’ over Careys Bay; Book personalised service in private Upstairs Lounge for stunning views down the harbour. Suits couples or groups of up to 20 diners. $50 fee.
10 Reviews for Carey’s Bay Historic Hotel
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You will not be disappointed
The seafood is definitely the best anywhere (and we love our seafood), fresh and beautifully flavoured and presented- lots of delicious shellfish.
The staff are friendly and relaxed- maybe a bit casual but very helpful- it’s not trying to be fine dining but a fusion of pub cuisine and seafood restaurant.
Our favourite place to go in Dunedin.
Beer is great too! Emersons.
We will think twice before heading back here for a meal.
On our most recent visit we were really impressed to see their gorgeous new menu, full with really interesting seafood options. I went for the oyster, scallop and brie soup special while my husband adventurously tried the bluecod head and wing seafood soup of the day. Both were outstanding while being completely different to each other. The waitress joked about the oyster soup being a “heart-attack in a bowl” – at least I would have died happy!
We always have a wonderful time at the hotel and know to request our favourite window seat now, the staff are friendly and relaxed and still deliver top service that makes you feel like a valued customer. We will be back!
My wife and I had the sole fillet fish and it was superb. I also enjoyed being able to drink Emerson’s Beer on tap.
The staff were friendly and helpful.
The service was exceptional and so friendly.
Lovely view over Carey’s Bay. Nice and warm with open fire.
The menu was amazing.
We had the main meal of scallops with a nice red . Perfect.
Would make a special trip from Timaru again to go the this amazing restaurant.
Cannot rate this highly enough.