It was double-wow for staff at a Dunedin restaurant when James Bond actor Daniel Craig dined in with his Oscar-winning wife.
The actor who is perhaps best-known for playing 007 turned a few heads when he and Rachel Weisz ate lunch at Maori Hill restaurant No.7 Balmac.
Weisz is in Dunedin to film The Light Between Oceans, also starring Michael Fassbender, which is understood to have begun shooting in the city on Saturday.
Craig is very familiar with the city - having acted in the movie Sylvia, filmed in Dunedin in 2003.
Manager Adam Jones confirmed the couple visited for "lunch and a few wines" and he served their table.
"They had bruschetto for an entree followed by fish and a burger and a side-salad."
Craig is in Dunedin with his wife, Oscar-winner Rachel Weisz, who is filming in the city. Photo / AP
They attracted attention from fellow staff and customers, but everyone gave them space.
"I was getting questioned all the time 'is that Daniel Craig, is that Daniel Craig', and I said yep."
"We just put them in a low-key table in the corner. They enjoyed their lunch, they chilled together.
"They were awesome people, really well-mannered, really great, loved the food," he said.
He shared a little conversation with them and they said they were enjoying New Zealand and planned on "cruising through to Central [Otago]" for a visit this week, he said.
He immediately recognised Craig, but admitted not realising who Weisz was despite recognising her, he said.
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"I knew her face. She's hot as," he said.
And the female staff were quite taken with Craig.
"All the girls were going on about him. They are both good looking people."
He heard that later in the day they had takeaway pizza from The Esplanade, at St Clair, for dinner.
Filming in Dunedin for The Light Between Oceans is expected to run for three weeks.