The Rope and Twine is well known for our great atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious meals to suit anyone’s appetite.

Family friendly and great value food

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In 1876 Tomato Ketchup was introduced, General George Cluster came to the end of his rope at Little Big Horn, Alexander Graham Bell applied for a patent on a device called a telephone and just down the road a fellow Scot named John Donaghy started a rope-making company. 

The firm prospered and became a vital part of South Dunedin. While the relentless advance of technology has left a workforce much reduced the factory on Bradshaw  St continues to this day. One year earlier on the 2nd of July 1875 this Hotel was established and old photographs would suggest that a few minutes after the Lads & Ladies clocked off a Donaghy's Rope and Twine and goodly number clocked on here to truly sign-off on a hard day. 

The Hotel was aptly named with those ties that bind in mind - the camaraderie of workers and colleagues who over the years enjoyed many a pint between these walls. 

Welcome to the Rope & Twine we hope you'll feel the same....  

Welcome to The Rope & Twine

Meet our newest product which will be way better, slimmer and sharper than previous versions. Order today!

Did you say dining?  The Rope and Twine is your number one stop shop for delicious meals the whole family will enjoy. With special lunch and dinner menu's there is something to please everyone.


Bar & Events

There’s always something happening at The Rope and Twine! Every night you can relax with a meal in our family friendly restaurant or if there’s a game on we’ll put it on the big screen! 

  • $14 everyday 2 course lunch specials!
  • Ritual Tuesday Poker Night
  • Ritual Wednesday Steak Lovers Night
  • Ritual Thursday Quiz Night


Your warm and friendly, family themed function atmosphere is one call away. We cater for birthday parties, anywhere from a 21st, 42nd (they says it’s your second 21st!) or even a 63rd! Not to mention club meets, anniversaries or anything really. Contact us today, we’d love to help!

67 Macandrew Road, South Dunedin, New Zealand

To make a reservation phone 03 455 2802 or 03 455 2803

Open Monday - Sunday 9:30am till Late