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.    

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.

  • Lunch - from 11.45am, with the last seating at 12.30pm
  • Lunch service runs Wednesdays and Thursdays over selected weeks during the year. 

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 you book online or you can email or phone us. We will check availability for the date you have selected and confirm your reservation accordingly. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Or use our online booking form.