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Phone: 03 455 8001

Welcome to the brand new Kensington bar & restaurant. After completing a total revamp, inside and out, we believe The Kensington now offers the customer a variety of choices for all occasions. With a fantastic location, friendly staff to look after you, and an atmosphere second to none, we are here to please.

The Kensington is located in South Dunedin, at 4 King Edward St, overlooking the Oval Park. Established originally back in 1915, as The Kensington, the bar has had many a facelift and name change. We have strived to maintain it, with as much originality as possible with the existing shell, lovely old windows, wooden flooring upstairs and stunning stairwell remaining in place.

We are only 2 blocks from the infamous Carisbrook grounds, where many a fan, has visited the premises before or after a rugby match. The octagon, the centre of Dunedin, is only 3.5 kms from our place.

Finally, an upmarket, yet instantly inviting bar has evolved in Dunedin, where the young and old are welcomed to dine in our restaurant and enjoy our extensive affordable menu; relax and catch up with friends in our couched areas with fires; play a game of pool, inside or out, or grab a quick beer or two in the various areas of the bar.

We can cater for small or large groups, from corporate presentations through to 21sts, engagement parties, sports events or even a special group dinner, in the various function areas upstairs & downstairs, dependent on your needs. Canapés (with many options) or set menus are available.

Our restaurant menu has a variety of dishes to choose from whether you are just after a quick snack, or wanting a hearty main dish. We also have a kids menu available, and delicious deserts to finish off the meal.

As true kiwis, we love to keep up to speed in the sporting world and you can capture the latest sports action anywhere in the entire bar or restaurant, including the garden bar downstairs; with 7 plasmas located in all areas, 2 massive projection screens, plus 3 mini screens at the bar. All rugby matches will feature on the main screens.

We have happy tap areas which are great, as you can pour your own beer from a tap without having to struggle to the bar. Perfect on those big match nights, with your own area secured by booking ahead.

Friday and Saturday nights are brought alive by an in-house resident DJ playing the latest tunes with matching videos to every song.

Other entertainment will be provided with quiz nights being held midweek, English soccer Sundays, sponsorship of sports teams or clubs.

Join the friendly team & management at The Kensington for any occasion. We look forward to meeting your needs, and are more than happy to discuss any special requirements, big or small.

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