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Paddington Arms

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British, Gastropub
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220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
03 2158156
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Do you love the comfort of English Pub inspired food, with a personal...
Do you love the comfort of English Pub inspired food, with a personal Southland twist? Would you enjoy a diverse, high quality menu using the very best of Southland’s products at reasonable prices for all age groups? Do you sometimes want a break from cooking for your family or partner, and enjoy a warm, cosy, and relaxing evening?Then you have come across the only Invercargill Restaurant that will over deliver on all your wishes.
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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very happy with our meal there

Good meal, not too large, well priced, atmosphere good. Pity the first 3 choices I made on the drinks menu were not available, 2 ciders and then a wine by the glass. Not good for a Saturday night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
rawill
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good meal, not too large, well priced, atmosphere good. Pity the first 3 choices I made on the drinks menu were not available, 2 ciders and then a wine by the glass. Not good for a Saturday night.

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hawksy2015, Owner at Paddington Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback, we do appreciate constructive comments. We too are frustrated with not having certain drinks available. When we had our drinks list printed with our suppliers help, we were not informed that some may be deleted so soon. So the matter is in hand with a new drinks list underway currently. More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Ok - so I live a stones throw away, but I still have a choice. Paddington Arms is a place where my kids feel welcome and the prices are family friendly. The fact that the food is delicious and prepared by award winning professionals is a big plus!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Enjoyed very good fillet steak meal last week, great value at $20 for meal, and a good value wine list, only downside was that the restaurant needed to be a bit warmer.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had Mothers Day lunch here, it was a treat for all. Everyone loved the meal and the lovely old house as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Was soo unimpressed with the meals we had at this restaurant. Not only was the portahouse steak a stewing steak from the supermarket but the chicken was dry and disgusting. My sons roast meal was full of gristle and the gravy was lumpy and my daughters chicken and chips looked like burnt crispy things on top of fries. My extra... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We were looking for the perfect Valentine's Day meal. We thought of a few options but then decided on paddys. We were not disappointed, great food, great staff and best of all a love heart shaped dessert!!! Wonderful thinking from the crew in the kitchen! Excellent ambience and affordable. Best meal in Invercargill in a long time :)

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We dine out regularly in NZ and overseas countries. We recently returned to Invercargill to live, after an absence of nearly 30 years, and were delighted to find this little "southern gem." The food, the service, the staff, the setting and the ambience is five star and we have been there several times since our return. I highly recommend Paddys... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

These guys win TripAdvisor awards for a reason, simply brilliant. We had crumbed scallops, kids bangers and mash and the beef roast with roast and mash potatoes, peas, yorkshire pud and real gravy. Yes REAL! Not from packet or bottle, real and man it was good. I normally steer away from beef roast, haunted with past experience of dry, leathery,... More 

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Wanaka
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We dined here because we saw the sign outside $20 mains. There were 3 of us and we all ate something different. It was fantastic food, nicely presented and exceptional value. It was not "pub" food it was more like fine dining. I had steak fillet and was absolutely the best steak I have ever had, the chef can certainly... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This establishment advertises all mains under $20 and all desserts under $10. This is true - every dish is 10 cents under those prices. However the food was pretty average and we would not have wanted to pay more for the dishes we ate there. Staff were very good and friendly. The restaurant has won awards for it's lamb dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 03 2158156

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 19
  • Cuisine: British, Gastropub

Description

Do you love the comfort of English Pub inspired food, with a personal Southland twist? Would you enjoy a diverse, high quality menu using the very best of Southland’s products at reasonable prices for all age groups? Do you sometimes want a break from cooking for your family or partner, and enjoy a warm, cosy, and relaxing evening?Then you have come across the only Invercargill Restaurant that will over deliver on all your wishes.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?