Otago Polytechnic

Welcome to Manaaki - Dunedin’s premier training restaurant

Manaaki is our new name for Technique Training Restaurant and means to cherish, conserve and sustain. Our restaurant has recently undergone some beautiful refurbishments.    

Located at Otago Polytechnic’s Dunedin Campus on Harbour Terrace, Manaaki offers a diverse menu, excellent service and a cosy, ambient environment for lunchtime and evening dining.

The restaurant is a successful initiative established by the Food Design Institute, training our future chefs, hotel managers and restaurant staff under the guidance of industry professionals. We support the use of produce from local suppliers and campus gardens and our staff and students are committed to using sustainable practices.

We also host a wide range of themed events throughout the year.

  • Breakfast - from 7.00am, with the last seating at 9.00am
  • Morning Tea - from 10.00am, with the last seating at 10.30am
  • Lunch - from 11.45am, with the last seating at 12.45pm
  • Dinner - from 6.00pm, with the last seating at 7.30pm

Lunch service runs Wednesdays,Thursdays and Fridays over 19 selected weeks during term time. Dinner service runs Wednesday to Friday from October 24 to November 2.

Manaaki is also fully-licensed. We are not a BYO restaurant as our hospitality students sell wine as part of their training and assessment requirements.

To reserve your table and customer car park please contact us:

Or use our online booking form.

We will check availability for the date you have selected and confirm your reservation accordingly.

We look forward to hearing from you!