Their seafood chowder is to be recommended but my favourite is their generous seafood platter.


Welcome to Carey's Bay Historic Hotel and Seafood Restaurant

Dining for all Occasionsseafood platter of scallops, blueskin bay clams, fresh fish, mussels

The Carey’s Bay Hotel and Seafood Restaurant is a favourite Dunedin destination with a variety of different dining areas and experiences. The Seafood Restaurant offers sumptuous menus for all occasions. We serve tasty and traditional pub fare such as beer battered fish and chips, seafood chowder, steak and eggs and a classic fish pie, but mix it up with an amazing seafood platter, seafood thai curry, five-spice pork belly, and korma lamb shanks. In our Seafood Restaurant we pride ourselves on having the most succulently cooked fresh fish of the day you will ever find. That’s a promise!


A bar menu is available at all times to enjoy with a beer or fine wine after a day at work.



Carey's Bay Historic Hotel and Seafood RestaurantBuilt in 1874 the Carey's Bay historic fully licensed hotel and Seafood Restaurant has built a reputation for fine food and dining.

Nestled in the hillside just around the corner from the close-knit community of Port Chalmers, Carey's Bay Hotel is a busy local pub where townies and locals come together to chat, watch sport, play pool  and darts and enjoy live entertainment.

Cosy corners and views from the front bar offer lovely views of the bay.

There are interesting  walks and accessible activities in the immediate area




Local Art Displays

Continuing our strong links with local artists, the Carey's Bay  Hotel is often involved in art - related events and hosts art exhibitions of local work

Retreat, training session, business meeting  and conference facilities

Upstairs Seminar room The Carey’s Bay Hotel is a unique setting for your next small day retreat or business meeting. Take your employees away from the confines of the city to the inspiring surroundings of Carey’s Bay. Invigorate and unwind in an old world setting with the modern facilities and personalised service that will make your day a success.
The Hotel has a large whiteboard, flip-chart, and wireless broadband internet available.














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Country Songbird Jackie Bristow

plays live at Careys Bay Hotel


on Sunday March 9th at 7pm


Supported by Dunedin's own Bill Morris

Kiwi songbird Jackie Bristow opened for Bonnie Raitt in New Zealand 2013.  Quite a feather in her cap to be chosen by Rock n Roll Hall of Fame legend Bonnie Raitt.

Jackie is a seasoned troubadour who lives in Los Angeles and performs worldwide.  Bristow returns to New Zealand to tour the South Island March 2014.     

Bristow has opened for international stars (Bonnie Raitt, Tommy Emmanuel, Marc Cohn, John Oates, John Waite, Bettye Lavette, B.J. Thomas, Joe Ely, Marcia Ball, Charlie Robison, Rick Springfield, Bob Schneider, Jimmy Lafave, Euge Groove, Ruthie Foster, Art Garfunkel, Willy Porter, Herbert Gronemeyer, Madeline Peryoux, Phoebe Snow, Daniel Lanois, Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams and Howard Jones)

Bristow's songs are featured in New Zealand and Australian film and television shows: Go Girls, Nothing Trivial, The Secret Life Of Us, Blue Rose, Home And Away, Outrageous Fortune, Shortland Street, and Go Big. Her song, "This is Australia" won Tourism Australia's Song Competition and was featured in a worldwide promotional campaign.

At once, heartfelt and sophisticated, Jackie Bristow combines subtle and beautiful melodies with hooks that hypnotise her audiences the world over - inspire complete surrender and promise to stick around with the backbone of a real friend.

Live Review 2013 - Jackie Bristow, one of those "oughta' be more famous" artists, with an uncommon command of her craft and art.  - By JOSEF WOODARD - Santa Barbara New Press.

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Current Restaurant Hours


Open all day from 10am until late

Lunch from 11am

Dinner  from 5pm

Bar/Pub Menu

Reservations always recommended to avoid disappointment . 
If you would like to make a booking please call the hotel
+64(0)3 472 8022


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17 Macandrew Rd, Carey's Bay, Dunedin 9023, Ph +64 (0)3 472 8022, Fax +64 (0)3 472 8013