(In Crofters Pub)
Dunedin City 03-489 5543
- Tues – Sun
- 12noon – 2pm / 5pm – 9pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Live Music
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, AMEX
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: Yes
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Rentons Restaurant offers generous portions and fantastic flavours. cheers mosgiel
27 Reviews for Renton’s Restaurant
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The guy serving us was extremely helpful and very nice.
Our meals were awesome best food we have had out for awhile and even got an extra bit of dessert as we were going to share. Thanks so much to both the staff.
Will be going back again.
The chips were well cooked – served with dipping sauce of your choice. I chose the standard tomato sauce.
My wait was very short and my waitress made sure that all was well with me. Everyone made me feel at home. I liked the feel of the place.
Enjoyed a nice glass of cranberry juice to wash it all down – very nice.
Portion size was just right and price was very reasonable at $14.50.
I would take the whole family and visitors to this restaurant. It is casual and yet rather classy. I highly recommend this restaurant.
Thank you for a very nice dining experience!
$9.50 lunchtime roast was edible, but not enjoyable. Waiting over 10 minutes may be ok for evening dining, or fancy dishes, but never for a lunchtime roast.
When it arrived I was surprised to find the delicious looking corn was cold – but when I also found the pile of peas was stone cold too I was aghast. The mashed spud was mainly piping hot, but then a corner of THAT was stone cold too – must have been left over from breakfast !?
Presentation wasn’t great either – gravy sploshed everywhere. If you don’t like your cold peas embedded in gravy – tough.
The roast? potatoes were greasy, and water lapped around the plate.
The 2 (only) staff seemed rushed off their feet – in fact at times when the chef came out to take orders, he RAN! Needless to say, there won’t be a return visit. :-[
Service was wonderful, the young and good looking Maori chef was a pleasure to watch and the new ginger waiter is very fun to chat with! Overall had a great experience and will definitely head back for a second visit.
I went to Rentons restaurant last night for dinner with my family (Sat 10The march 2012) I had an amazing meal and so did my children and husband who i might add is rather fussy!! it was nice to see such a diverse menu with a healthy alternative for children.
The young Maori chef cooking our meals was a blast to watch on the television he was spinning the sauce bottles and flipping things making flames when he char-grilled the chicken it was great like watching the food channel at home but getting to eat a meal once the shows over.
When my son went up to ask him what he was doing he came out from behind the counter got down on his knees and talked to him which made my sons night. The waitress that was serving us was absolutely incredible we could have a joke with her and she made us feel at home she explained that there was going to be a little wait because they were busy and had a large table getting there meals and we did not mind at all it was well worth the wait!!.
Will definitely be going back excellent food excellent staff.
I found the service and food to be fantastic! My steak was cooked just as ordered and the hostess was really lovely.
I have certainly recommended this restaurant to all my friends and family and will be back again very soon.
Well done – its great to have another restaurant option in Mosgiel that lives up to the quality of the rest!
I had the chicken breast, the wait time was quite painless and I gotta say things just taste better when you know they’re not out of a jar. The venue itself doesn’t take itself too seriously, thankfully it hasn’t been Aucklandized, just nice and relaxed. The girls on the tables are very pleasant so it looks like a fun place (they’re not actually ON the tables, I was hoping that would be the case next door).
Was going to give four stars, but thought what the hell? Not really into the whole commenting on the internet thing but read a couple of comments here beforehand that seemed a out of context with my experience. Like Theresa complaining about a $9 roast? Nice one, try and eat food one fifth as good at McD’s.
The restaurant is part of a TAB + Pub but the restaurant is well sectioned off, providing a pleasant yet non-spectacular atmosphere.
There are about 10-12 options for the mains which average between about $17 (Burgers) to $39 (Protein Meat-Fest or something). My wife ordered the chicken breast wrapped in bacon with fries and a salad for $30 and i ordered the 300g Ribeye (included choice of roast spud or fries, plus a sauce of my choice plus a salad + 2 fried eggs) for $35.
My wife’s chicken breast was solid, well cooked, fries were yummy, mushroom sauce was particularly nice.
My steak was really well cooked to my preference and it was a good 300g. The over-abundance of sauteed onions ruined my dish slighty. Plus roast potatoes were burnt.
Both of our salads were OK but covered with excessive mayo. Remind them “no dressing” if you eat here!
No room for dessert as both meals were very hefty.
All in all, a pleasant night out, ok food, great and speedy service. Good pub meals in a more formal atmosphere.
Added 16/09/2010: Manager messaged me in regards to this post. Thought I would add it as it explains things:
Thats the worst review ive had in 20yrs Steve Ive used the herb mayo at the rabar ,bennu ,alibi ,southern cross and the lonestar to name a few, never anything but compliments.As for the burnt potato,s if you dont complain or let the staff know we cant rectify it or offer discounts ,complimentaries if we don,t know (and haven,t seen it ,to judge).We use alot of expensive fresh ingredient and good quality meats and my food costs are 10% above where they should be eg your mushroom sauce real cream ,mushrooms ,whitewine ,fresh herbs thickened by reduction ,not Morecornfour or the chicken breast real jus , a mascapone spinach stuffing .Steve it costs more .I personally have lost 80000$ this year, this is peoples livelyhood ,please remember that before your next atempt at being a critic .Cheers ps Good bacon cost up to a dollar a rasher and theres 2 round each chicken breast
I LOVE THE CREME BRULEE!!!!! One of only 2 restaurants I’ll eat at and, to tell you the truth, the other guy is starting to miss me:-)
The Owner/Head Chef Murray is so friendly and funny. He, as well as his staff, made the dinning experience very relaxing and enjoyable.
I would definately go back there if I end up in Dunedin again. Even if it is just for the Blue Cod and the Garlic Bread.
Thanks for everything Murray.
My family loves going here well worth the drive,we are food lovers and believe this delivers what it says.
Great seafood and fast service,there needs to be more food establishments like this.
The Owner/Chef Murray has a menu that will appeal to all.
I found the atmosphere relaxing and the decor of the restaurant very upmarket and love how I can watch my meal being prepared via the TV on the wall,great idea.
I have been back many times and taken friends and have tried nearly all the dishes , to me great food with good atmosphere is a winner.