The Precinct Story

Two businesses, two names

now one.


At Precinct Food we specialise in freshly-made and creative food.  Based from a purpose-built commercial kitchen in Dunedin’s historic Heritage Precinct we provide an outstanding cafe experience and hire venue for functions.  Our licensed cafe and function space has been created in a repurposed warehouse building and is perfect for a top quality coffee and snack, or a full meal from our modern menu. 


Our catering service, formerly called The Inspired Pantry, provides fresh, delicious food throughout the greater Dunedin area for corporate events, conferences, weddings, private functions, balls, and pretty much anything that brings people together.


We have a large and dedicated team of chefs and hospitality specialists that love the challenge of creating a food experience that is unrivalled for its quality, taste, appearance and value. 


We love innovation, and we love working with clients to create an event that exceeds your expectations. We know that food does much more than fuel our bodies.  It is the place where we connect with each other, where we can challenge our senses, and where we create memories that sustain us.



some of Our Partners 


Toitu Otago Settlers Museum


Dunedin Public Art Gallery


Otago Museum