Dunedin City 03-464 0064
- Mon – Fri 7.30am- late
- Sat 8.30am – late
- Sun 8.30am-5pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Scenic View
- Children's Play Area
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
No 7 Balmac is a neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Dunedin’s Maori Hill.
Sunny outdoor courtyard and productive Kitchen Garden. The kitchen boasts a wood-fired grill, fired by applewood from Central Otago.
Strong emphasis on locally sourced produce and ‘from scratch’ cooking, lovely freshly baked goods.
Day menu until 3pm
Dinner from 5pm
33 Reviews for No.7 Balmac
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All the dishes were great – no faults found. Menu and wine list are well varied and interesting.
Service was exceptionally good. Wait staff were particularly friendly and attentive.
Highlight: the amazing cheese souffle.
The exterior of this restaurant is very deceiving. It may look like a small cafe, but it is a spacious, well designed restaurant inside.
We tried their Cheese Souffle for starter. Magnificent! We couldn’t have asked for a better way to start the meal.
For mains, we had Wood-grilled Chicken and Dry-aged Beef. Both were great. After gorging ourselves with food and drinks, we decided to take away some of their individual baked goods – Macaroons and friands – just as good.
We very much enjoyed the atmosphere, the service, the food at No.7 Balmac. It was also good to see their wine glasses (and paper bags) branded with their logo – they have obviously put a lot of thought into their business and it shows.
We will definitely go back for more!
Ordered myseld the chicken dish and it was amazing. When it first came, I thought that the portion is a little bit small but it’s actually a lot.
Overall, really love the experience here. Amazing staff and food. Will definitely come again
My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here last night (Tuesday) and it could not have been better. I had the pork which was cooked to perfection, and she had the vegetarian which was equally as good! The waiters were very attentive, and gave us plenty of space but appeared at the right times!
Outstanding! Keep up the great work guys!
So my partner and I decided to give it another try and see whether this was just a one off.
Second lunch we had was great. Balmac burger was really nice as was my partners steak. The chips which had been under cooked last time were perfect and our cokes instead of being from large plastic bottles were from small glass bottles.
Its obvious the owner took on board what we found lacking from our previous meal and made changes which is great to see.
Food was so much better the second time around that I would not hesitate to keep coming back!
Well done No.7!!
Will definitely eat there again when next we visit.
Atmosphere was excellent.
Service was excellent, our waiter was friendly, polite, and professional. They served free-range chicken which really appealed to me, the menu in general was full of delicious choices.
We had no complaint with all of our meals, presentation and flavors excellent.
Again our service was professional and swift, with no delay between meals and plate clearing. Down to the last detail, the waiters left us to rest before clearing our desserts plate. (we didn’t feel rushed out the door)!
The drinks list was impressive, great to see choice for non-alcoholic drinks!
We will visit again, thankyou!
Certainly wont be rushing back for a meal.
Had heard this place was supposed to be great I rate it just average for the taste and look of the meals but boy they can charge.
Meals arrived within 10 minutes. The fish tasted fresh and was crumbed and fried nicely – not too oily. Chips were handcut with skin on and very good.
The pasta was also delicious. Both meals were just the right serving size.
Atmosphere was great, wait staff were pleasant and helpful. We’ll be back again.
The design and atmosphere are top-notch 5-star!! Service is undoubtedly excellent.
This is one of the handful restaurants where I am satisfied with all the dishes I’ve ordered. To date I still fail to find a dish that i can pick on.
No.7 Balmac is relatively young in Dunedin but it’s somewhere you must go!!
The choice of boutique locally brewed beer was another special bonus.
The staff were friendly and had good knowledge of the beer and wine menu.
My partner and I were send a glass of wine each on the house which was a great suprise and a really nice touch. It is a ‘special occasion restaurant’ but you might find every special occasion is spend there! I am keen to try NO7 Balmac for brunch one day soon.
Our waitress was very clued up on the menu with what were in the dishes, and showed true top class service though out our dining experience.
We had a lovely wood smoked bread and yummy fresh Basil Pesto dip and real homemade Hummus dips that were to die for for a starter.
We then had our separate courses the Salmon – just divine and the most tender steak that my husband had in a long time that just melted in his mouth!
We then couldn’t resist the dessert menu.
Our waitress informed us on what she thought was the best.
We looked at the Belgium Chocolate Fondant, but due to our own lack of time left that we had, and our waitress informed us of a 15 minute cooking time, we opted for the Chocolate Brownie with the berry sauce and real Vanilla Ice cream instead.
We were not disappointed in any way during our dining experience here.
With the total price of $115.00 including the 2 beers, we thought that this was worth every dollar.
What a fantastic place to go and enjoy, and we certainly did that! Well done to all at the NO 7 Balac including of course the Chef who delivered outstanding meals that the plates were completely finished, with my hubby licking his fingers!
We were excited about what were choose to eat. The food was presented and tasted A+++.
Thank you to you guys for a most lovely evening. Definitely coming back to taste the Belgium Chocolate Fondant.