No room hire and no minimum spend. Innocent Bystander is an ideal venue for your function, event or 21st Birthday Party. The eclectic décor and relaxed ambience helps set the mood for any occasion, whether it be a simple celebratory drink and nibbles with friends or family, or providing that something special for a corporate gathering, birthday or anniversary.

The amazing lounge area in Innocent Bystander can cater for up to 100 people, and is a preferred location for a wide range celebratory occasions. Our team is fully trained to look after your function needs, from IT support on the night for video, photo displays, your choice of music, to making sure all your smallest requirements are managed, so you can get on with enjoying the day or evening.

Just inside is our informal dining and fireplace area, which can cater for dinner parties anywhere from 20-80 people. Dancing and foot tapping is encouraged later in the evening should the mood take you!

Our adjoining uncovered deck can hold up to 100 people, and is extremely popular with everyone who frequents the establishment at any time of day. Features on the deck include a retractable awning and numerous infrared wall heaters - perfect for our lovely Dunedin weather

We have a selection of function menus available, with everything from nibbles to buffets to cater to any and all of your needs, tastes and budget.

Some popular items include our Mixed Hot Platters, Antipasto Platters and our famous One Metre Pizzas. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and dairy free options are available upon request.

Hot Platters                -            $50
(Chunky Spuds, prawn twisters, samosas, spring rolls, wontons, meatballs, & dipping sauces)

Antipasto platters     -             $42
(Feta, brie & blue cheese, olives, sundries tomato, pickled onion, mini gherkin, ham, pepperoni, chorizo, garlic & mozzarella flat bread, crackers with capsicum, jalapeño cream cheese & basil pesto dips)

One Metre Pizza          -           $54 
(We have a large range of flavours available)


Ratbags on the street level ground floor is ideal for the smaller informal gathering. Very warm and inviting atmosphere, featuring the same great food options as Innocent Bystander, plus street side alfresco dining, live sports and local live music in the evenings later in the week. A great place to meet before or after a show or movie, with Reading, Rialto and Regent Theatres in very close proximity, just a short walking distance away.
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