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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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Ranked #5 of 60 Restaurants in Invercargill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Loved how the guy working the floor did a good job. Came in laste year and really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere so through we would try it again. Wasn't that keen on the food this time round the potatoes and Kumara were still hard. I had a taste of my partners venison cooked rare-med rare but was really tuff... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

As soon as we walked into louie's the atmosphere was awesome. My partner had the venison from a recommendation from the staff and I had the rib eye. Both meals were delicious and cooked to perfection. Although the restaurant was busy the service was efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back again and again

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Popped down to meet an old mate with my partner. Staff were very friendly and introduced themselves so as we were all in first name basis. Beer was cold, fireplaces, yes both, were cranking along which added a wonderful warmth for a cooler early spring evening. Will be back next time we are in town.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I like the staff, most of the drinks and the general nature of the establishment. Great lace for a nightcap

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We had a meal on a busy Friday night but even with the crowd the service was friendly and efficient. Meals were excellent and really good value.

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Polla, Italy
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We really enjoyed our meals. We had the blue cod and green lipped muscles, which were delicious and beautifully cooked. Our favorite place for blue cod! The staff were genuine, happy, friendly and efficient. The place is relaxed and comfortable and we were made feel very welcome. Great staff, great food, relaxed enjoyable experience. Thanks Jarred - great travel tip.

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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

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