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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

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

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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
Blown Away!

I heard this was the restaurant to go to, and I wasn't disappointed! Dined with friends and had a table right by the fire. Service was very casual, but suited us and the environment. Dave the Aussie was the star of the night, so thank you to you and the Chefs as the food was great! Highly recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Bemersyde278
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Wellington, New Zealand
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I heard this was the restaurant to go to, and I wasn't disappointed! Dined with friends and had a table right by the fire. Service was very casual, but suited us and the environment. Dave the Aussie was the star of the night, so thank you to you and the Chefs as the food was great! Highly recommend the pate... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We have been dining at Louies for years as it's the Only Place in Town. This is freshly-prepared, fine dining at it's best, in contrast to the other restaurants in Invercargill, which mostly supply boil-in-the-bag to cater for the usual Southland demand i.e. plates piled high with gloopy stodge. But it's not just the food, and great service from friendly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time we have dined at Louie's be it two years apart. Fantastic atmosphere- fantastic wait staff and host alike - fantastic cuisine both presentation and flavour - love it love it love it. As an x chef and restaurant owner of three in the Waikato it makes me want to get back in the the hospo... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Was recommended this place by a fellow traveller so thought would check it out. Restaurant was more like a café. Old décor, nothing flash. Food ok, small portions/rations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Went with a group of friends. Food was great and was well looked after by Dave the boss. Would recommend to others looking for a good place to go for the evening

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Toronto, Canada
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187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by our hotel and it was an excellent choice. They were able to accommodate us only if we left by eight, and the restaurant was full not long after we arrived – a good sign. The food was original, local and delicious. I had the venison and my wife had the mussels – quite the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Attended this retaurant recently with a group of woman as part of a diners club. It was warm and welcoming. Dave was a fabulous host. The food was awesome. As a group of people who visit restaurants regularly everybody was extremely impressed with the food and atmosphere.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Called in with family including a 4 year old girl. All the staff were remarkable with their friendly approach and warm hospitality. They were great with the 4 year old. Dave, the boss? was superb. To top this of was the menu which was inviting and the food was outstanding. The blue cod was the best I have ever had.

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

I frequent Louies. I have never been let down. The blackboard menu offers an array of well put together meals. The Pate and Cod are always a favorite for me. The decor is welcoming, homely and something that sets Louies apart from the rest of Invercargills restaurants. The cocktails are the best! Dave and Holly really know how to look... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Took friends from Perth here recently and we all enjoyed a great evening. Food and wine menus were interesting and the waiter was excellent. Our friends were so impressed they returned to try out different selections a few nights later and rated it just as highly.

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Restaurant Details

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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  • Cuisine: Spanish

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