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142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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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
6 out of 5

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Go to Invercargill and don't try this place! You will miss out on an absolute gem. Atmosphere, service, food all top notch.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Absolutely amazing food, atmosphere and service. Couldn't fault this place. It was my wedding day and we were sat right beside the huge open fire which was lovely! We were given a complementary bottle of champagne for our wedding gift which we were extremely amazed by. Well done!

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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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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  • 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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