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142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 15
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
What would we do without Louies?.

It has taken a while to write a review but we would like to thank Mana, Dave and his gorgeous waitress for creating a dining experience second to none in Invers. We have dined at Louies several times over the past few years and is always consistently good right from the front of house through to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Broadz
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

It has taken a while to write a review but we would like to thank Mana, Dave and his gorgeous waitress for creating a dining experience second to none in Invers. We have dined at Louies several times over the past few years and is always consistently good right from the front of house through to the kitchen. The food... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Louies was recommended by our hosts. We went there every night and had three courses (we normally have one or two). Just sorry we didn't have longer so we could work our way through the whole menu. One of the few places on the planet you can eat Muttonbird, and one of the even fewer where it is delicious. Great... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was in town for one night and was lucky enough to find this gem. Service was second to none and the food was really good. Also the price was really good too. Very trendy place with a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Only one waiter looking after 7 tables and bar provided the best service ever. Food was scumdidliumtious.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

And the many locals who filled this place two nights in a row can testify to it's excellent value for money, service, food and drink. Top without being posh. One the very best places to eat on South Island.

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18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've had the oh so fresh blue cod and on a previous visit the big tasting platter of antipasto. Flavours wonderful and good value for money. A funky friendly vibe and always full of happy people. Thanks!

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Having eaten at many restaurants in London and Europe this is a hidden oasis in small town New Zealand. I can't recommend highly enough. Wonderful food, Fantastic wine and Great management. This was my european hideaway in Invercargill with a wonderful taste of New Zealand.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had been to Louies a couple of time before but just for a beer. Finally made it in for dinner. Love the decor, loads of great art and character. The service was excellent!!! They have an amazing wine and beer list, and the food was to die for. I had the mussels to start which where so punchy with flavor,... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

For me Louies is a favourite restaurant in Dee Street Invercargill . Most weeks we meet here with friends to catch up, share a tasty meal of local produce, and enjoy a drink, often from the Central Otago/NZ wine range. We like this place, as the atmosphere is relaxed, warm with open fires in the Winter (and Summer) when necessary.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We were taken to this place by a friend who assured us this was the best spot in town, and I'm confident that's correct. Service was impeccable, atmosphere was relaxed and comfy, and the food was outstanding. The Pate, green lipped mussels and dips went down a treat, and the steak and pork belly mains were cooked to perfection and... More 

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 214 2913

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