Reviews & Feedback About No.7 Balmac

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Karen, May 11/5/2015

We had a graduation meal on Saturday at your restaurant and just wanted to pass on how impressed we were with the food. Everything was soooo good in particular the pate and venison dishes for the starters and the truffle cake for dessert was amazing!!!!
Thank you so much for making such a special day even better with such a wonderful meal to end the day with, although must admit being directly opposite the kitchen meant we were heating up nicely for most of the night!!
Was wondering if you could email me a copy of the menu from Saturday, as daughter would like it as a momento of her special day?
Once again, thank you for an awesome experience. We amazed ourselves at managing to last until 10..30pm and not collapse with sleepiness as had the grandparents in tow as well, but the food was worth the wait and we thoroughly enjoyed the evening.

Warm regards, Karen

Mel April 2015

I wanted to give some feedback following my dining experience at your restaurant last Saturday with a large number of old friends as we celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Columba College.
Firstly I would like to congratulate your service staff for their excellent service. Not once was there any confusion about who ordered what inspite of our large group. They were friendly & very professional from the moment I arrived to finally paying & finishing. Additionally the fire outside was stoked for our comfort for when we ventured outside. Your wait staff are a credit to your restaurant.
I also wanted to compliment the chef & kitchen staff for a beautiful meal. It was well presented & truly delicious. This I believe is evidence of a well oiled machine. To have such a large number of meals delivered simultaneously to such a large group as well as catering to all of the other diners that were at your restaurant that night was again a credit to your restaurant.

Finally the decor & overall venue meant that we were in no way imposing on other diners & we were comfortable to reconnect with each other in what I'm sure could only be described as lively & very very noisy!
Thank you all for a wonderful dining experience. I will sing your praises & when I am next in Dunedin I have already promised my husband dinner out at No. 7 Balmac.

Kind regards,Mel

Judy Mugee, May 2013

Fabulous Cheryl has walked from Nth Dunedin in the snow so we could have our usual perfect morning brew. We love Dunedin, we love Cheryl and Balmac 7!

Air NZ Lunch, April 2013
Hi Adam, Jacinta, Victoria and all staff who assisted at the Air New Zealand lunch yesterday.

Gillian and Sarah (hosts) were absolutely delighted with the service, location, seating arrangements and beautiful meal yesterday. It was a very successful lunch and we received great compliments from the guests.

Thank you all very much for looking after them so well.

KiaOra, AIR NZ Inflight Magazine
Febuary 2012, Simon Farrell GreenIn Maori Hill you'll find No.7 Balmac. You really should go here while in Dunedin. It's a mod sort of space, with lots of dark plywood and mid century light-fittings, but it's comfortable. By day it's a cafe and by night it turns into a comfortable bistro. The food is great - they source the best local ingredients they can find and treat them simply: think classics like salmon gravlax, duck confit and cheese souffle.

Everything is good and the service is top.


NZ HERALD, Nici Wicks -�full article
Next day, post-work and on my way to the airport, I dashed up to Maori Hill to check out a new cafe I'd heard was worth a visit. No. 7 Balmac is owned by the talented Katrina Toovey (ex-Nova). It's stylish, relaxed and offers a great bistro menu for breakfast and lunch.
My wood-grilled scallopine of free-range chicken, served with wilted silverbeet, smashed potato and dressed with lemon and cold-pressed olive oil was worth nearly missing my plane for.

From our customers:

Hi there
We would like to thank you for a wonderful dining experience on 5/4/2012. We were visiting family in Dunedin and my husband organised a very special night out for my Birthday at No.7 Balmac.
We can honestly say everything was fantastic. The food, ambience and great service made it a night to remember. We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.

TESS & BEN (14/02/11)
My partner and I finished off a lovely meal at No.7 tonight, and was surprised at how fantastic the food was. The Pork Loin is definitely a must try, and the Chocolate Fondant is also a must for all you chocolate lovers out there.

Very good service, welcoming and warm. Our waitress made our visit a pleasure and would like to thank the team for a fantastic Valentine's day. Cheers Guys.

Was sad to leave, Will definitely be back!!!!

LARRY, Waikato (13/10/10)
I am writing to thank the staff at No7 balmac for their wonderful service and food at our family luncheon on Saturday, October 9th. Our family group, ranging in age from 11 to 87, was most impressed with the food and the very friendly and accommodating staff.�
I will be happy to recommend No.7 to others traveling down your way, and certainly my family will be dining there again on our future visits.

LEE (27/09/10)
Hi Jacinta.
Many thanks once again for a very lovely dinner celebration last Thursday evening for my 50th birthday. From all accounts everyone thoroughly enjoyed the meal so many thanks to you, and your team on that night :)

MARGARET (23/05/10)
Neil and I and the two other friends that were with us would like to compliment the staff who looked after our table last night on their friendly capable and efficient manner. We appreciated how busy the restaurant was and that this must put a lot of added pressure onto their workload.

RACHEL (19/12/09)
Hi there,
I was part of the fantastic Christmas Party you hosted for us on Thursday. First of all I'd just like to say thanks for such a wonderful afternoon! It was my first time dining at No7Balmac and the food and service was second to none. The premises is so beautifully decorated and everyone was talking about the garden yesterday back at work - what a great idea. The fresh greens certainly make a difference to the taste of the food and the experience of the restaurant.
Thanks once again and I'm looking forward to my next brunch, lunch or dinner at No7Balmac. Cheers.


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