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379 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 213 1443
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 15
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family Birthday

We have been to the Cabbage Tree many times and have always thoroughly enjoyed our visit but this time was very disappointing, the food was great but the service was not up to their usual high standard. Our waitress gave the impression she really didn't want to be there. We received no water at the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Rowena B
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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  • Large groups
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to the Cabbage Tree many times and have always thoroughly enjoyed our visit but this time was very disappointing, the food was great but the service was not up to their usual high standard. Our waitress gave the impression she really didn't want to be there. We received no water at the table despite requesting this more... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Friendly staff, excellent food, expansive menu. Nothing comes close and this is always my first choice when going out for dinner.

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

It was the first time visiting the area, we dropped in for a late lunch after a visit to Oreti Beach. The staff were friendly and accommodating. While the prawn twisters and the steak sandwich both hit the spot (presentation and taste), the brandy snap desert was amazing! We won't be back in Invercargill for awhile, but when we do... More 

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Mangatainoka, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

After working in the hospitality trade for many years, my expectations are quite high, I can say that we were told by friends the Cabbage Tree was a great place for a meal, and we were not disappointed one bit. Right from being greeted and welcomed with awesome friendly service, to the huge menu selection, quick service and scrumcous cuisine,... More 

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Southland, NZ
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went to this restaurant as part of a large gathering on Friday, we had out own room which was great. I found the service excellent, and timely. We had a drink in the main restaurant before having our meal. The restaurant was busy being a Friday night, a mix of young and old . Meal selection was excellent. We... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Came here with my partner, although it is nice to have a decent selection to choose from, reading a novel of a menu is a bit tiring. I ordered a lamb salad and asked for sauce on this side. was a bit surprised when I got my meal to see "on the side" a full plate of sauces all different... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Firstly seems like staff have no personality didn't check to see how meal was it was awful main 3 out 10 dessert 0 why have such a big menu just don't get it will never go back lacks passion shame as such nice spot.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

The cabbage tree has a great location, is a lovely building and is the best place for the kids in invercargill. And that is where the good points stop. The menu is big enough for three diffrent restaurants its ridiculous, the service was verry poor, just as our meals come out the fire alarm went off, we were told to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This restaurant is located just a few km's out of the City on the way to Invercargill's Oreti Beach. Good food, an extensive menu, relaxing style.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This restaurant is a little out of town on the way to Oreti Beach but well worth the journey. The menu is as good as it reads in their brochures and I had the Stewart Island Salad which was huge and very tasty

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 379 Dunns Road, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 213 1443

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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