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Paddington Arms

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British, English, Family Fare, Gastropub
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220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
03 2158156
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Worth the money

Great little place for a night out on a budget. Food was tasty and well worth the price. The gravy is amazing, I can see why they pride themselves on it. Will definitely be back in the future, can't wait to try more on that menu. We were fit to burst when we left. Lovely bubbly waitress too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2014
katt_252014
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW 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
1 review
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 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

My family dined here based on the reviews on this site. Our experience was very poor (one of our worst) both in terms of the food and the service.

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PaddingtonArms, Manager at Paddington Arms, responded to this review

Hi KiwiA11, Thanks for joining TripAdvisor to share your experience. We are some what surprised by your comments, we weren't aware of any diners that had such a disappointing experience with us. We generally manage to get round all our diners to make sure all in well. Unless of course you kept you feelings to yourself. Thats a shame we... More 

Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great little place for a night out on a budget. Food was tasty and well worth the price. The gravy is amazing, I can see why they pride themselves on it. Will definitely be back in the future, can't wait to try more on that menu. We were fit to burst when we left. Lovely bubbly waitress too.

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A friend and I ate here last night, Was very suspicious that a quality meal at under $20 was obtainable. I was wrong. We both had the pork main and it was absolutely perfect. Best of all was the waitress whose bubbly personality and top service added to the quality of the meal . Sadly they weren't able to take... More 

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PaddingtonArms, Manager at Paddington Arms, responded to this review

Hi Farmgirl224, Thanks for your feedback, glad you enjoyed yourselves. The braised pork is my favourite also. Hope you enjoyed the show after dinner, look forward to seeing you again. Cheers More 

Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had a lovely dinner at the Paddington Arms. They went to extra effort for my husbands birthday. The staff are one of the best things about this place, they are so friendly and attentive. The meals are really good value and we will definitely go back.

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PaddingtonArms, Manager at Paddington Arms, responded to this review

Hi JCF1409, Birthdays are always such fun, we will always do our best to make the occasion that little bit special. Thanks for choosing to share the celebrations with us. Cheers 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, English, Family Fare, 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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