Metro Restaurant & Bar
- Mon – Sun 9am – 3am
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian
- Wheelchair Accessible: No
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Inner city restaurant and bar specialising in pizza,pasta and a la carte dining.
Brunch menu available from 9.00am, plus our extensive all day menu.
Full bar service, with late night entertainment Wednesday through Saturday from 11.00pm downstairs in our Metro Bar and Club.
Groups welcome, and we will tailor a special package for any event. Metro Cafe and Bar.
Full menu always available.
14 Reviews for Metro Restaurant & Bar
Don’t even get me started on the disgusting toilets.
Apart from just nights of drinking, when this place is packed and it’s a sticky mess (the floors and toilets are notorious), I went to Metro recently on their discount food night, and shared pizza with friends. First time I’d had their food, even though I’ve lived in Dunedin for years and been to Metro heaps of times.
It was good.
The food came quickly, and was fresh, hot and tasty. And with a half price discount, it worked out to about $8 each, which is great when you’re with a pack of poor, starving students (which I was).
We also ordered nachos between us, and that was a mess – drowned in sour cream, and huge globs of greasy cheese. It was inedible, but no worse than I’ve had at a stack of other places around the Octagon and town. But the pizzas were great.
The staff were fine, and didn’t bother us, even though we didn’t buy much grog.
The one thing they did do which annoyed me (and is a common practice in Dunedin) was whip my glass away the moment it was down to the bottom, even though it wasn’t quite empty. I like to crunch my ice and play with it – please ask the clientele before taking their glasses, guys! Just because you nick our glasses doesn’t mean we’ll go buy another drink faster. We just get annoyed.
Look, I think the place is what it is. It’s primarily a student joint. If you expect it to be classy, well, it won’t be. And avoid the toilets. And keep your expensive leather bag off the floor!
But if you want to share a pizza and it’s discount night, and you don’t have much $$$, go for it.
The locally brewed Greenman beer was very nice and unique! Its always good to be offered something different, when other bars look for cheaper alternatives or stick with mainstrem brands.
I believe Metro is recently under new management? I happened to overhear a conversation; There was no stinky basement bar or awful smells, infact the downstairs Bar looked very upmarket. So was really surprised to read earlier reviews…Keep up the great work Metro, we will definitely be back! Wonderful dining experience. 10/10.
Many reasons, one being our sober driver who doesn’t drink was told he was to drunk to enter. The female who I believe might be the manager was the most arrogant Ive dealt with and the other security thought that there intimidation might scare us, worst bar ever, and oh yeah go downstairs and have a smell, what a dump, could go on for hours, simply don’t waste your time with this place.
My opinion is based on the fact that i saw a bouncer throw a girl across a car bonnet and once injured he laughed at the matter and made threats against other public members upon questioning his motive.
On arrival we presented out vouchers. The staff were unaware of the vouchers and took a long time to suss out what to do with them.
One staff member grumbled about having to make desserts (as he didn’t know how). The staff were all hungover and looked like hell. They thought they were in a world of their own; throwing food at each other and ignoring the customers.
The bar was an absolute mess, sticky tables and filth everywhere.
The pizza came out stone cold and they forgot the sauce on one. We weren’t given any side plates or serviettes. The pizza dough wasn’t homemade, yet they charged $25odd for them.
Our dessert arrived. We ordered chocolate sundaes, thinking they wouldn’t be able to muck them up. Sure enough, they did.
I ordered a coke and got a Corona because the staff member wasn’t listening.
The cutlery was filthy too.
Quite simply, the entire experience was disgusting.