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379 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
+64 3-213 1443
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 44
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food plenty of room and very popular.

The Cabbage Tree is slightly out of town, in Otatara on the way to Oreti Beach. It is a full service restaurant with on old public hall attached and a popular place for weddings and celebrations. My daughter has played guitar there as celebrated performer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Invercargill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Cabbage Tree is slightly out of town, in Otatara on the way to Oreti Beach. It is a full service restaurant with on old public hall attached and a popular place for weddings and celebrations. My daughter has played guitar there as celebrated performer.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

this restaurant is near the beach in Invercargill. it has several dining rooms and is good for a staff function the staff are great and the food good

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

You will need time to go through the menu, it is extensive and has a huge selection. Something for everyone. The meals are large, including the desserts so be warned. But all are very tasty, well cooked and presented with thought. We have been there as a couple and also with a large family group, the time for serving meals... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Wow what a massive café with a massive menu. The menu had a wide variety and plenty to choose from. I really enjoyed the dozen natural oyster plate I had, visiting from New Plymouth I just had to have the famous Bluff Oysters while I was in the region. My partner enjoyed the Blue Cod dish she had too. We... More 

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Riverton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This is the 3rd time we have dined here & to be honest, Menu is too big!!!! No need... Food was ok, but I think if they had a smaller menu, things would be better. Personal opinion. Has a great atmosphere, would be great in the summer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed at the campsite next door and found the whole area most depressing (it was pouring down at the time) so when we found the Cabbage Tree it was like finding an oasis in the desert! We had a very warm welcome and the service and food were excellent. We have no intentions of visiting the area again but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a late lunch there today after footy out at oreti park food was yummy good service! Always warm and friendly :)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

There with a group of five for dinner. Restaurant is nice. Service great & friendly. Meals were of good size, but a little variable in quality (people rated reasonable to very good). But for the pretty high price (steaks were in the $40+ range) so given three star ratings. Desserts were good.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went here for Christmas Dinner with our Grandson. 2014.Very welcoming. Too cold to sit out doors unfortunately because it is so lovely outdoors.We were not rushed at all, great way to spend a nice relaxing Christmas Dinner. We had also been here for a wedding earlier in the year & that was fabulous. Beautiful venue, fantastic food Well presented... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Saturday night 23rd of May my wife and I attending a 60th Birthday celebration. This was a Buffet meal. We notified the restaurant in advance of our attending, the Gluten free requirements of my wife is a full Caeliac. We were greeted at the Door by the restaurant owner Barry. He made her most welcome. Explained that they had made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 379 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-213 1443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 26

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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