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142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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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
Most recent review
There is nothing like it!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
loujay86
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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  • Late Night
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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Dunedin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Was in town for one night and was lucky enough to find this gem. Service was second to none and the food was really good. Also the price was really good too. Very trendy place with a nice atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Only one waiter looking after 7 tables and bar provided the best service ever. Food was scumdidliumtious.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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14 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

And the many locals who filled this place two nights in a row can testify to it's excellent value for money, service, food and drink. Top without being posh. One the very best places to eat on South Island.

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18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I've had the oh so fresh blue cod and on a previous visit the big tasting platter of antipasto. Flavours wonderful and good value for money. A funky friendly vibe and always full of happy people. Thanks!

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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  • 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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