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Cabbage Tree

379 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 213 1443
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Ranked #30 of 60 restaurants in Invercargill
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Ridiculously large menu with far too many choices, service average, meals ridiculously large, far too much food. Expensive, over priced meals. I had the venison salad, sauce was a packet sauce with raw leek in the salad Yuck! Husbands steak sandwich was mainly gristle. The kids loved it, great facilities for them but won't be going again.

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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We tried the cabbage tree for the first time, we went in for lunch. Wow it looks like an over crowded arts gallery and an American style ranch all rolled into one!! Staff were pretty average with serving, it was just us there when we arrived and over the time we stayed (under an hour) we were served by 3... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Probably doesn't help that I work in hospitality but when you order blue cod in southland you expect nice juicy fresh piece not a funny smell bland piece with brown through it - we never got meal checked and when we finally got a staff members attention she took my whole meal away and came back and said she would... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

we go to the cabbage tree for coffee and a decadent muffin after taking our dogs out for a walk at sandy point nothing is nicer than sitting in the sun and relaxing while the birds sing, the staff are lovely and very friendly even though we are dressed in track pants sometimes gumboots they still treat us like normal... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Been here heaps but it never gets any better. Foods average a huge menu with some meals overly priced for what you actually get. Really need nice staff our waitress was terrible had to ask her for everything ourselves ie water at the table, cutlery, a high chair for our two year old. There was no polite chatter just asked... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

The Cabbage Tree is in a lovely setting, with lovely outside space and very stylish decor to boot. The menu is extremely large and there will be something for everyone. The meals are very good, always cooked to perfection, well seasoned on not. It is fairly expensive, and maybe cost prohibitive. I would completely ignore the dessert menu, now that... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

great selection of food but MOST precooked, excellent if you order steak or ?fish, but meats like pork is precooked or tastes precooked. large dessert menu, nice selection

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had the family down for Christmas, and decided to do a return trip to The cabbage Tree. A wide variety of meals on the menu, for both adults and children. Very reasonable priced and you do get your money's worth! If you know your'e going to be drinking, there is a courtesy coach available to pick you all up,... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

After 3 bad experiences at the Cabbage Tree, it would have to be my least favourite restaurant in Invercargill. To be fair, the food is okay, but the service is terrible.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Or you might have to take it home in a doggie bag. We go there often. Never fails to impress. It always seems to be busy when we go there, that has to be a good sign.

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