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The Rocks Cafe

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101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 218 7597
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
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only had a main, but what a main it was. Three of us out for birthday bash. Great service as well Can't rate it too high

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

only had a main, but what a main it was. Three of us out for birthday bash. Great service as well Can't rate it too high

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Consistent is a key word. Through its various incarnations I've never had a bad dining experience here. Now under Tony Chilton it is as great as it ever has been. The food is always delicious and the experience - business or pleasure - a winner

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Had a really fantastic meal hubby's loin of pork with bourbon sauce & my Sicilian fish stew were truly awesome and we had the bread chocolate pudding and the banoffee dessert were truly gorgeous. Ambiance was nice and service good would definitely go back.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I had a very yummy lunch date here with a girlfriend. We both had the tomato soup and it was delicious. I couldn't believe how busy the place was at a lunch time, it was humming. Service was tops. Would totally be coming back to this restaurant and would totally recommend to others.

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Bluff, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great food in lovely surroundings. Thoroughly enjoyed my meal at this restaurant, wait time was kept to a minimum, this is a little gem of a restaurant in Courtville Place.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you can find the restaurant, tucked up the back of a small courtyard at the wrong end of town, you will not be disappointed! Delicious food, cheerful service and great coffee. Look for the sign out on the street. It is well worth a visit.

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Otautau, null, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Definitely will go back, was amazing, the service was great, staff were friendly, we had oysters natural and battered, and we had Venison, and Ribeye with Blue cheese, it was delicious, steak was cooked perfectly, was lovely and warm on a cold winters night, nice wine and highly recommend. Superb!

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Stanley, Falkland Islands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We didn't book ahead but they found us a table for two, so glad! The food was superb. I had venison, my boyfriend ate the Sicilian fish soup, after a starter of Bluff oysters. I had been travelling for two weeks and after some great food, this topped everything. Very impressed, friendly staff, nice atmosphere, a real winner. Our original... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Have had a few meals here thanks to relatives taking us as it is their favourite place, normally book as it is very busy and they always manage to fit us in. The same staff have been here for a while and they are great value. The food has always been really nice every time I have been here, service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful food, especially the Sicilian Fish Bowl. Oysters were good. Excellent service. Looking forward to out next visit.

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Address: 101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
Phone Number: (03) 218 7597
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill

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  • Address: 101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 218 7597

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