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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, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our fortnightly regular

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...

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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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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Invercargill, New Zealand
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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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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

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

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  • 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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