Recently Lonely Planet mentioned the Portobello Hotel Pub and
Restaurant Dunedin as a must visit if you're in New Zealand.
The Portobello Hotel and Restaurant is well worth the extra
kilometres (the drive there down the peninsula is magnificent
in itself) if you want to sample some of the best and most
down-to-earth food you're likely to experience.
The menu is made up of classics but they have been given the
Portobello Hotel edge.
If you go there you have to try the Portobello seafood
chowder. It's amazing. This dish has been known to sell
itself with its wonderful aroma as it's brought out to
guests. It's not uncommon to have customers visit for that
The Portobello seafood chowder is more generous with its
ingredients than the traditional seafood chowders you will
see on other menus. It's packed with house-smoked blue cod,
full of flavour and is served with toasted focaccia bread to
mop up every last drop.
The Portobello beef burger was featured in Lonely Planet as a
"must-try" dish in Otago. Everything in this burger is made
by hand. The beef patty is thick, the chutney and sauces are
made fresh and nothing is deep-fried. It's so good a critical
overseas visitor wrote a letter to the Otago Daily Times
stating it was the highlight of his trip.
The other surprise hit for the Portobello Pub is its lamb
When they were introduced to customers 200 were sold in a
single weekend. They are now a staple on the menu.
While the Portobello Pub has a lot going for it, owners Tony
and Sarah admit that the area is a big part of its success.
The locals are a big part of what makes the place special,
and being able to offer an environment in which people can
enjoy the food while taking in the local experience is what
it's all about.
Make the Portobello Hotel Pub and Restaurant a must-visit
place for your next lunch or dinner plans.
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Portobello Hotel's menu