Ra Cafe & Bar
Dunedin City 03-477 6080
- Mon – Wed 9am – Late
- Thur – Fri 8:30am – Late
- Sat – Sun 9am – Late
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Out Catering
- Private Functions
- Breakfast Meetings
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Pay, Pay & Display
- 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, Dessert
Alfresco dining on the sunny side of the Octagon. Ra Cafe offers all day brunches / cafe cuisine at night. Affectionately known by Dunedinites as ‘The RaBar’.
14 Reviews for Ra Cafe & Bar
We chose to sit, after making eye contact with all three visible staff so they at least knew we were there. We sat and after a couple of minutes a male member of staff acknowledged us and said he would be back soon to take our order. During this time we sat and waited and witnessed complete disorganisation. Eventually a female waitress came over and took our order. I ordered Eggs Benedict and Juice and my friend ordered the french toast and water.
We were not told of any expected wait, although I did overhear a staff member advise another party that there would be a 30 minute wait.
50 minutes later, our meals finally arrived, except my juice. The meals were very average. The hollindaise sauce was not comparable to others I have tasted. Very bland, tasted of butter, and was more yellow than a traditional hollindaise. Have to wonder if it is was store bought. If made fresh at the Cafe someone is using a bad recipe!! Also, I was suprised to find roast potatoes underneath the Eggs Benedict. I have never experienced this before. The menu did state served with “potato bits” but I thought this might have been mini hash browns or something.
We had pretty much finished our meals, 1 hour after ordering, when a waitress bought over my juice. I was a little taken aback that they even had the cheek to serve it to me after this long and I made a comment that it was a bit late. The waitress said simply “yeah i know, sorry”. Given our plates were empty and we had clearly finished I would have expected her to ask if I still wanted it.
I decided to leave the juice untouched and request it be excluded from the bill when paying.
WeMore went to pay and dealt with a girl who had just started her shift. I first asked if I could use my entertainment card for the meal, to which she replied yes and handed me the comment card. I started filling this out and then asked about removing the juice order. She said this was fine, but then abruptly snatched the comment card from under the pencil and stated I could no longer use the entertainment card. When I asked why she told me it was because without the juice the bill wouldn’t cost the minimum $35 to use the card. I corrected the waitress and advised that the $35 is an upper limit, not a minimum. After a small argument she rudely said “fine then” and gave back the comment card.
Absolutely disgusted with the service experienced here today and will not be going back.
The place wasn’t busy – hate to see the service if it was
We will not be going back here any time soon. about 45min to get meals just pathetic service
We dropped in for a quick meal prior to a show at the Regent theatre which is virtually next door. My wife, who ordered blue cod and chips, was confronted with a trawler-load of beautiful fresh fish and enough chips to feed Ireland. My choice was pork ribs, and I’m sure the unfortunate pig had very few ribs left after providing my meal. Absolutely delicious, too. I like a big meal and I did, with difficulty, manage to demolish the ribs, but I left at least half the mountain of fries uneaten – a very rare occurence for me! Both meals were accompanied by a very attractive and tasty salad in a separate bowl. My only complaint is that due to the size of the meals, we had to rush through them in order to get to the theatre on time, but that was no reflection on the meal – it was a lack of judgment on our part. Friendly, courteous staff, too. Next time we’ll allow more time to enjoy, and there WILL be a next time.
with No dressing it said $16.50 in menu she charged me $20 i brought a baileys on rocks i put my passport on bar she didn’t even look at it we waited over ten Min’s for the chick to come back and take order which i feel was too long as i didn’t have all day i was also still hungry hr and a half after my salad i wont b coming back again very disappointed:(