Food and Beverage Options in Dunedin

As Dunedin's oldest and most established hotel, the Scenic Hotel Southern Cross appreciate that people like a selection when deciding where they would like to enjoy a meal or a quiet drink.

Please note: Stays with breakfast inclusions will be at The Carlton Restaurant.

The Carlton Restaurant

The Carlton Restaurant

The Carlton Restaurant is located on the ground floor of Scenic Hotel Southern Cross and mostly caters for hotel guests only. Both buffet and a La Carte breakfast dining options are available.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 6:30am - 9:30am
Saturday & Sunday 7:30am - 10:30am

Room service options are available.

Boldini Cafe & Wine Bar

Boldini Cafe & Wine Bar

Boldini Cafe is located street level at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross and is open to hotel guests and the public for breakfast, light snacks & lunch 7 days a week.

Opening Hours:
Daily 8:00am - 2:00pm (kitchen closes at 1:15pm)

Ports O'Call Bar & Grill

Ports O'Call Bar & Grill

The Ports O'Call Bar & Grill is located on the ground floor at Scenic Hotel Southern Cross and offers a comfortable dining experience for hotel guests and the public to enjoy.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Both A La Carte & Bar menu available from 5:00pm

Room service options are available.


Ports O'Call Bar & Grill

Satisfy your cravings
We are pleased to offer a delicious selection of meals, desserts, snacks and drinks for your enjoyment. Come join us in the Ports O’Call Restaurant for stylish surroundings and a warm, welcoming atmosphere.

Raise a glass to Central Otago
The Central Otago region is sheltered by high mountains, giving it the only true continental microclimate in New Zealand. Dry summers, cool autumns and crisp, cold winters make it an exceptional area for creating wines of great distinction and intensity.

Dinner Menu

Monday - Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Both A La Carte & Bar menu available from 5:00pm


Soup of the Day — $12.00
Served with grilled bread (V)

Otago Clams — $18.50
Chargrilled bread, picante, gremolata, grilled lemon (GF, DF)

Marlborough Mussel Chowder — $18.50
Grilled bread, fried shallots, scallions (GF)

Baba Ghanoush — $18.50
Chargrilled egg plant & citrus dip, flat bread, tabbouleh (DF, V, VG, GFA)


Aaron’s Catch of the Day — $38.50
Mussel Arborio, gremolata, tua tua clams, chimichurri, black garlic

Farmers Market Vegetable Stack — $26.00
Goddess dressing, wild rice, char grilled eggplant, fire roasted bell pepper, spinach, avocado, parsnip crisps


From the Butchers Block

Silver Fern Farm Porterhouse 250gm — $38.00

Silver Fern Farm Eye Fillet 180gm — $42.00

Silver Fern Farm Ribeye — $40.00

Chargrilled Peri Peri Chicken — $38.00

All grills served with hand cut fries, chargrilled corn on the cob, caramelized onions including your choice of 1 side & sauce

Grill Sauces
Red wine jus
Mushroom & gorgonzola
Black garlic butter
Add an extra for /2

Kids Mains

Port Chalmers Fish & Chips — $10.00
Fish bites / chips

Carlton Chicken — $10.00
Chicken nugget / chips

Boldini Mini Pizza — $10.00
Hawaiian pizza with cheese / pineapple

Rail Trail Cheese Burger — $10.00
Beef patty / chips

Garden Salad — $6.00
(V, VG, GF, DF)
Add chicken - $4.00


Hand Cut Fries — $8.00 (GF, DF, V)

Chunky Garden Salad — $8.00 (GF, DF, V, VG)

Caesar Salad — $8.00 (V)

Garden to Plate — $8.00
Ask our friendly waiting staff for today's healthy options (V)


Ocho Amaretto — $18.00
Amaretto flambé Ocho brownie, mixed nut soil, candied orange, vanilla bean ice cream

Trio of Sorbet — $12.00
Ask our friendly wait staff for today’s seasonal flavours

Whitestone Cheese Selection — $24.00
Blue vein, waxed cheddar, double brie, nuts, grapes, crackers, fig chutney

Kids Desserts

Southern Cross DIY Sundae — $7.00
Choice of strawberry/chocolate flavours, served with sprinkles/marshmallow

Fruit Kebabs with Passionfruit Syrup (DF) — $7.00

(GF) Gluten free (DF) Dairy free (V) Vegetarian (VG) Vegan (GFA) Gluten free available


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