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, and single malt whiskeys, 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

 

SHIRAZ & SYRAH

 

d’Arenberg ‘The Stump Jump’ Shiraz

McLaren Vale 2012
Glass $10.00 | Bottle $45.00

Yalumba Paradox Shiraz

Barossa Valley 2013
Glass $13.00 | Bottle $60.00

Church Road McDonald Series Syrah

Hawkes Bay 2014
Glass 15.00 | Bottle $65.00

Ebenezer Shiraz

Barossa Valley 2008
Bottle $110.00

 

MERLOT & CABERNETS

 

Alpha Domus ‘The Foxmoth’ Merlot

Hawkes Bay 2014
Glass $10.00 | Bottle $45.00

Craggy Range ‘Gimblett Gravels’ Merlot

Hawkes Bay 2014
Glass $14.00 | Bottle $65.00

Ring Bolt Cab Sav

Margaret River 2014
Glass $10.00 | Bottle $45.00

Jim Barry ’The Cover Drive’ Cab Sav

Clare Valley 2014
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Yalumba ‘The Signature’ Cab Sav

Barossa Valley 2012
Bottle $100.00

 

PINOT NOIR

 

Wooing Tree ‘Beetle Juice’

Central Otago 2014
Glass $12.00 | Bottle $55.00

Delegat

Awatere Valley 2014
Glass $14.00 | Bottle $65.00

Chard Farm ‘Finla Mor’

Central Otago 2014
Bottle $85.00

Terra Sancta ‘Jackson’s Block’

Central Otago 2014
Bottle $100.00

Escarpment

Martinborough 2014
Bottle $120.00

 

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

Spanish Dancer

Absolut Mango vodka, passionfruit, lime, pineapple & guava.
$14.00

Kraken Storm

Kraken Spiced rum, lime and mint served tall and topped with ginger beer.
$15.00

Elderflower Collins

Tanqueray gin, elderflower, lime, mint & cucumber served tall with crushed ice.
$15.00

Midnight Espresso

B Quick Brown Fox, Kraken Spiced rum, Harpoon espresso and a drop of honey.
$17.00

Caipirinha

Sagatiba cachaca, lime & sugar served short over shaved ice.
$16.50

Margarita

El Jimador tequila, Cointreau, lime served in a salt-rimmed glass.
$16.50

Pisco Sour

Bauza pisco, fresh lemon juice, egg white and angostura bitters.
$16.50

Mojito

Havana White rum, lime & mint served over crushed ice and topped with soda.
$16.50

Cuba Libre

Stolen Gold rum, lime served over crushed ice and topped with cola.
$16.50

Gold Rum Old Fashioned

Stolen Gold rum, sugar & bitters served over ice with a flamed orange peel garnish.
$16.50

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

 

Tiramisu

Quick Brown Fox, Cointreau & Cioccolato chocolate liqueur. Topped with fresh cream.
$16.00

Lemon Meringue

Absolut Vanilla vodka, lemon juice & fresh lemon curd, topped with crushed meringue.
$17.00

Black Forest Martini

Absolut Vanilla vodka, Chambord, Cioccolato chocolate liqueur & Monin cherry.
Layered with fresh cream and shaved dark cocoa.
$17.00

TAPAS

Bread ‘N’ Dips

Fresh ciabatta with pesto, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic
$15.00

Vegetarian Antipasto

$25.00

Antipasto Platter

Sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, cornichous salami, pesto, chorizo, served with fresh ciabatta.
$30.00

Middle Eastern

Toasted flatbreads, hummus, kalamata olives, dukkah, extra virgin olive oil.

$20.00

Cheese Platter

Wedge of brie, crackers, quince paste.  *GF option available.
$15.00

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

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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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Bookbinder

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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.

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