Chef Nigel Broad opened this popular restaurant in 2002 and it has been a star on the Dunedin culinary scene from day one. Situated in what was a seafarer’s rest on the wharves (those were cheap, 19th century-era accommodations for merchant seamen) and decorated with a strange collection of teapots, kitchen utensils and other bric-a-brac, it is pleasantly eccentric-looking place. But you come here for the seafood, which is super-fresh and often served in creative preparations (you might get a curry, or a side of melon salsa, or something else interesting. Craft beer fans come here for the pilsner that’s brewed on site. For value the two-course set menu (NZ$54) is hard to beat. Take a cab, it’s easy to get lost in the wharf area.