Our philosophy is simple - we aim to provide good food, matched with good service, in comfortable surroundings.

PLATO has been in Dunedin for so long, we guess we’ve become a part of the Dunedin food scene. Right by the harbour, our speciality is fresh fish.

Everything is locally sourced as close as we can get it, and we have our own wine from Central Otago. 

PLATO also has two function rooms, catering options and cakes made to order. Located in the old Seafarers Hostel below the Otago Peninsula overpass, the entrance is off Roberts Street.

We are currently looking for Chefs with any experience to join our small family run team
Applicants should be passionate, bring a positive attitude and strive for quality in the kitchen
Send a CV through to plato@platocafe.co.nz


  • 2 Birch Street
  • (Entrance off Roberts Street)
  • Dunedin 9016


  • Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • 5 pm - Late

A fresh taste of the season

At PLATO, we use only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, including the best of South Island fish, seafood and meats.

From a la carte to set menus, PLATO has something for almost everyone. Here's a taste of what is on offer at the moment.

View our current menus.

Pan seared salmon

Salmon fillet, marinated in soy and pan seared and served on steamed rice with a chunky wakame seaweed and avocado salsa, finished with roasted kiwifruit and lemon butter.

Kaimoana Steak

Cold smoked Wakanui sirloin cooked to your liking, served on mustard mashed potatoes and finished with local shellfish steamed in a garlic cream

PLATO's Fish Pie

Hot smoked white fish baked in a leek, mustard and bacon sauce, topped with creamy mash, cold smoked cheese and finished under the grill.

PLATO Platter

Platter of confit garlic, local feta, olives and house-made chutneys with toasted ciabatta


New York style baked cheesecake, falvoured with lemon zet and served with strawberry compote and whipped cream.

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