Dunedins finest lounge bar

Pequeno is a warm and comfortable lounge bar with leather chairs and couches situated in the basement of the historic Savoy building. With our knowledgeable and friendly staff serving a variety of local and international wines, spirits, cocktails, single malt whiskeys and a selection of Cuban cigars, Pequeno offers an atmospheric alternative for those seeking refuge from the city bars. The bar features an open fire with authentic brick interior, and an outdoor smoking area.

Pequeño first opened its doors in march 2002. With its decor mainly sourced in spain it gave Dunedin its first “European style… hard to find… upmarket bar.” Dunedin now had something similar to those venues usually found down the backstreets of London, Madrid or Melbourne.

But it is not the first time this location had been used as a watering hole. The famous Savoy building has been operating in Dunedin since the early 1900’s. The space had been used for many years for Caretakers storage.

However earlier in the century a clandestine group of jazz and liquor enthusiasts enjoyed some famous parties in the room which then was simply called the Stables. Clues from the rooms original use as a stable still remains.

The premises was no doubt unlicensed which probably led to its popularity. Food was sent down to the revelers via a dumb-waiter from the Savoy upstairs. There are some interesting tales to be heard from those who are still around to remember.

 

WINE

ESPAÑOL

 

Torres Coronas Tempranillo

Catalonia, Sp 2007
Bottle $45.00

Al Muvedre

 
Alicante, Sp 2010
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

LZ

 
Rioja 2011
Bottle $40.00

 

 

SHIRAZ & SYRAH

 

Sacred Hill ‘Deerstalker’  Syrah

Hawkes Bay 2004
Bottle $120.00

d’Arenburg d’Arry’s Shiraz/Grenache

McLaren Vale 2009
Bottle $48.00

Peter Lehmann Shiraz

 
Barossa 2010
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

 

 

MERLOT & CABERNETS

 

Sacred Hill ‘Helsman’ Cabernet Merlot

Hawkes Bay 2002
Bottle $80.00

Mudhouse Merlot

 
 
Hawkes Bay 2012
Glass $8.50 | Bottle $40.00

Jim Barry ‘Benbournie’      Cab Sav

Clare Va 2002
Bottle $130.00

Craggy Range ‘Gimblett’ Merlot

 
Hawkes Bay 2009
Bottle $60.00

Jim Barry          ‘The Coverdrive’ Cab Sav

Clare Va / Cwra 2010
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

Pepperjack Cabernet Sauvignon

Barossa 2010
Bottle $45.00

 

PINOT NOIR

 

Felton Road

Central Otago 2012
Bottle $80.00

Lake Hayes

Central Otago 2012
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Crater Rim ‘Blacks Lot 7′

Waipara 2007
Bottle $85.00

Wild Earth Pinot Noir

Central Otago 2009
Bottle $70.00

Crater Rim

Waipara 2010
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Rockburn

Central Otago 2006
Bottle $70.00

Pegasus Bay ‘Prima Donna’

Canterbury 2006
Bottle $160.00

Peregrine

Central Otago 2011
Glass $15.50 | Bottle $75.00

Quartz Reef

Central Otago 2011
Bottle $80.00

Amisfield ‘Rocky Knoll’

Central Otago 2006
Bottle $190.00

Ata Rangi

Matinborough 2006/08
Bottle $130.00

Carrick

Central Otago 2009
Bottle $85.00

Amisfield Pinot Noir

Central Otago 2008
Bottle $80.00

 

CHAMPAGNE

 

Dom Perignon

 
2003
Bottle $410.00

Laurent – Perrier Rosé

N.V.
Bottle $290.00

Taittinger

 
N.V.
Bottle $140.00

Laurent – Perrier Brut

N.V.
Bottle $140.00

Bollinger

 
N.V.
Bottle $150.00

Veuve Clicquot Brut

N.V.
Bottle $150.00

Moet & Chandon Brut

N.V.
Bottle $140.00

Krug Grande Cuvée

N.V.
Bottle $390.00

 

METHODE TRADITIONELLE

 

Quartz Reef Methode Vintage

Central Otago 2007
Bottle $80.00

Quartz Reef

 
Central Otago N.V.
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Dibon Cava

 
Spain N.V.
Glass $9.00 | Bottle $50.00

 

SAUVIGNON BLANC

 

Opawa

Malborough 2011
Glass $8.50 | Bottle $40.00

Dog Point

Malborough 2012
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Astrolabe Voyage

Malborough 2012
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

 

CHARDONNAY

 

Kumeu River Estate

Kumeu 2009
Glass $14.00 | Bottle $65.00

Millton ‘Crazy by Nature’

Gisbourne 2011
Glass $8.50 | Bottle $40.00

 

AROMATIC & BLENDS

 

Marc Bredif, Vouvary

Vouvary, FR 2010
Bottle $60.00

Pegasus Bay Riesling

Waipara 2009
Glass $10.50 | Bottle $50.00

Spy Valley Gewürztraminer

Marlborough 2012
Glass $9.00 | Bottle $40.00

Farmingham Riesling

Marlborough 2010
Glass $8.50 | Bottle $40.00

Spy Valley Pinot Gris

Marlborough 2011
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Amisfield Rosé

 
Central Otago 2012
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

Opawa Pinot Gris

 
Marlborough 2012
Glass $9.00 | Bottle $40.00

 

DESSERT WINE & SHERRY

 

Ngatarawa Late Harvest Riesling

Hawkes Bay 2011
Glass $9.50 | Bottle $45.00

Tio Pepe Extra Dry Sherry

Spain
Glass $8.50

 

PORTS

 

Barros 20 yr old

 
Tawny – Style
Glass $20.00

Graham’s ‘Six Grapes’

Reserve – Style
Glass $12.00

Barros 10 yr old

 
Tawny – Style
Glass $12.00

Barros Vintage Character

Tawny – Style
Glass $9.00

Taylors Special

 
Tawny – Style
Glass $10.00

COCKTAILS

Eastern Flower

A sweet, smooth rose & lychee martini
$16.50

The Bullfighter

Peach & passion fruit Margarita
$16.50

Grey Goose Martini

The finest French Vodka. An olive or a twist?
$20.00

Bacardi Blush

Bacardi white rum, amaretto, raspberry pulp & apple juice.
$16.50

Turkish Delight

A chocolate & violette Martini
$16.50

Smooth Indulgence

Irish Creme, Italian Almond & French berries with a dash of Tia Maria
$16.50

Cuban Royale

A cinnamon & raspberry Mojito topped off with fresh apple juice
$16.50

Belvedere Martini

Polish Vodka. An olive or a twist?
$22.00

Coromandel Colada

Fresh lemon, white rum, coconut liquer & fresh feijoa juice
$16.50

Absolut Fruit

Passionfruit, blackcurrent & Mandarin
$16.50

Espressotini

Vodka, espresso & Tia Maria delicately combined in the ultimate alcoholic pick-me-up
$16.50

All non-alcoholic cocktails $10
All classic cocktails available on request

 

Negroni

A combination of Gin, Campari and sweet Vermouth. An Italian favourite.
$16.50

Mint Julep

A bourbon and mint infusion. Traditionally juleps were created to mask the flavours of bad medicine.
$16.50

Martini

The classic aperitif. Your choice of vodka or gin made to your specification. Added olives to accentuate the spirit flavour or a lemon twist to take the bite off.
$16.50

Brandy Alexander

Brandy, Dark Creme de Cacao and cream shaken with a nutmeg sprinkle. The perfect nightcap.
$16.50

Sours

Your favourite tipple combined with a sweet and sours mix. Light and delicious
$16.50

The Lolita

A perfect martini style blend of lemon juice, Tequila and Manuka honey. Excellent for winter warming, or kick starting an evening.
$16.50

Manhattan

A subtle mixture of rye whisky and sweet Vermouth. Winston Churchills Mothers’ designer drink.
$16.50

Mojito

The refreshing Cuban classic of white rum, mint and sparkling water. Let the sunshine in!
$16.50

Margarita

The most wonderful of creations, as beautiful as it sounds! The exquisite marriage of tequila and a sweet and sour mix.
$16.50

Old Fashioned

A Louisville speciality. Blended or rye whisky sweetened with branch water.
$16.50

White Lady

An elegant creamy gin derivative.
$16.50

TAPAS

Bread ‘N’ Dips

Fresh ciabattini loaf served with pestos, olive oil & balsamic
$16.50

Vegetarian Platter

$20.00

Plato Del Dia

Selection of meats, pickled & chargrilled vegetables served with fresh ciabattini loaf
$25.00

Individual Cheeses

$8.50

Cheese Platter

Trio of New Zealand’s finest cheeses, dates, kalamata olives & water crackers
$25.00

EMERSONS

CORE RANGE AVAILABLE ALL YEAR ROUND

 

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Pilsner

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A ‘Kiwi Classic’, Pilsner is a showcase for Nelson grown Riwaka hops. Its overt fruitiness begs comparison with Marlborough’s world-beating Sauvignon Blancs.  Emerson’s Pilsner oozes citrus and passionfruit aromas and flavours. The beer’s palate shows a hint of early malt sweetness but develops a lengthy dry finish.

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1812 Pale Ale

One of New Zealand’s first new generation pale ales and now something of a classic, Emerson’s 1812 is all about balance. Pouring a bright amber hue beneath a deep cream coloured head, the aroma hints at caramel and dark toffee balanced with a light citrusy fruitiness. Medium bodied, the palate first offers a marmalade-like combination of ripe citrus and caramelised malts before resiny hops come to the fore and lead into a lingering dry finish.

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London Porter

Porter is the oldest commercially brewed style. Dark, dry and mellow with some hop characteristics, it was the favourite tipple of London’s porters.  London Porter pours a deep brown colour with reddish tints, and the aroma is toasty, with a hint of sweetness and some earthy hop notes. Firm-bodied, but not heavy, with a creamy texture, the dryish palate is full of roasted malt, coffeeish notes and a sustained bitterness.

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Bookbinder

A wonderfully drinkable interpretation of a classic English ale. Bookbinder is a blend of four malts combined with two classic Nelson grown hops (Fuggles and Riwaka). The beer pours an attractive reddish brown, with a cream coloured head. Bookbinder has a sweet, perfumey, malt and hop aroma with a soft, malty, fruit and vinous palate that is both full flavoured and refreshing with a long, gently drying finish.

 

WHEAT BEERS

 

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Weissbier (Summer)

An especially imported Bavarian yeast strain gives Emerson’s Weissbier its authentic German character. The beer pours a cloudy, pale golden colour, and has a sweet bready aroma with notes of banana and sherbet. In the mouth the beer is spicy and tart, with some grainy sweetness. With age, Emerson’s Weissbier develops a clove-like aroma and the taste becomes softer and more cidery. Bottle Conditioned.

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Dunkel        (Winter)

The beer’s aroma offers a fresh ‘bready’, savoury yeastiness with malt and a hint of  ripe banana. In the mouth the beer is soft and mouth filling with sweet malt and more banana. A combination of pale and coloured wheat malts produce layers of delicious chocolate, toffee and caramel flavours that gradually give way to a clean slightly tart finish.

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Weizenbock (Winter)

A Bavarian cloudy Weiss or Wheat beer brewed to bock strength.  The overall impression is a beer that is strong and malty, rich, full bodied and warming.  Flavours of chocolate, Christmas cake, raisins, dark fruits and even a hint of Easter spices and clove characters.

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL RELEASES AVAILABLE FOR A SHORT TIME ONLY

 

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Southern Clam Stout (Winter)

A celebration of Southern flavours brewed in conjunction with Southern Clams Ltd.  The beer has a dark tawny brown head and a subtle creamy roasty aroma with a hint of vanilla and ocean briny characters. Complex dark roasted characters prevail with more briny notes developing as you delve further into the pint glass.

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Taieri George (March release)

This exquisite spiced ale, released annually and brewed with the addition of three spices and clover honey from Central Otago is bottle-conditioned prior to release on March 6th every year.  Cinnamon and nutmeg notes are evident in the aroma and on the palette with the combination of spices evoking flavours reminiscent of hot-cross buns.

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JP (June release)

The annual JP release is in honour of the late Professor Jean-Pierre Dufour, formerly Dean of Food Sciences at the University of Otago.  Belgium born JP, as he was affectionately known, was an icon in the international brewing industry and a valued friend of The Emerson Brewing Company. Each vintage varies in beer style, flavour and aroma – each brew reflecting one of the many beer styles for which Belgium is renowned.

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