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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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  • 36
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  • 21
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  • 3
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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
Best restaurant in Invercargill by far

We found Louies last year, my husband and I absolutely love the place! Whenever we want a good night out by an open fire sharing amazing food, delicious wines and beers and friendly service we go to Louies. Even if they're full they always make room for us. You won't be disappointed we "Highly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We found Louies last year, my husband and I absolutely love the place! Whenever we want a good night out by an open fire sharing amazing food, delicious wines and beers and friendly service we go to Louies. Even if they're full they always make room for us. You won't be disappointed we "Highly Recommend Louies"

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Louies is a must do. The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is laid back with a great vibe. The hospitality is unsurpassed - fantastic staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The food here was delicious and the atmosphere was awesome. I had the kumara soup as a starter, the lamb as a main and I can't remember the name of the dessert but all was very delicious and service exceptional. Will definitely dine there again

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

My personal first choice in Invercargill. Good, well thought out menu. Don't think you'd ever see a shop bought dessert here... Unlike most of the other restaurants in town...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great winter warming by the blazing fire. Order the mussels they are to die for. Great friendly service. Décor is quirky.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've been coming to Invercargill for 10 years and only recently found Louies. What a revelation. This place pumps on a Friday night. Asahi on tap, JD's at the bar, couldn't ask for more. There are two fire places and the place has got a warm and snug feeling the moment you walk in the door. I had the Osso... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We had a fantastic night out with friends recently. It was an awful cold night out so we were pleasantly surprised to be sitting by the fire. Nice. The service was tops and very much appreciated despite the fact that they were very busy with visitors to town for the Bluff Seafood Festival. The food was amazing. My husband enjoyed... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We went on a Saturday night with live music and a great atmosphere. It was packed out, full of lively people and great bar service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Went for dinner with a friend. Both had the blue cod which was delicious. The chocolate cake was lovely too. Dave gave outstanding service remembering both our names and was very personable. Would've given 5 stars but feel the main meal serving was quite small. $30 main and I left hungry. The meal was lovely just not enough of it.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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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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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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