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The Kiln

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7 Don Street | CBD, Invercargill, New Zealand
(03) 2182258
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
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    Very good
  • 23
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  • 1
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Evening Meeting

This was part of a meeting and the place was really full midweek. We started at the bar and eventually moved to a table. Despite being full, the service was good and snack meals came out quickly enough. Nice evening out.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
CraigandTania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

So disappointed in the Meat Platter, we really loved the seafood platter and saw someone getting a meat platter and thought it looked good so thought we would try it, when we arrived and ordered the meat platter, the waitress did say to us, it is a pork meat platter tonight, which surprised me because I thought the meat platter... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

absolutely enjoyable experience - good friendly service -great food and good selection Very comfortable and good atmosphere Would absolutely return.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This restaurant was very busy, which is a good sign. It was definitely one of the better restaurants we have ever eaten at. We had steaks which were excellent and desert was good too. If there was any faults at all, it was too expensive.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Good menu options lots to choose from. They had mulled wine and hot cider available on these winter nights. Service was good, waitress explained all our questions well. We liked the idea of the meat sharing board valued at $69 but it came with a cut of venison which we couldn't swap for another cut of meat so choose separate... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went here for a meal but restaurant was so dark that we ended up getting a drink and sitting outside. People had their phones out using their lights to view the menu!!!!!

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149 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was part of a meeting and the place was really full midweek. We started at the bar and eventually moved to a table. Despite being full, the service was good and snack meals came out quickly enough. Nice evening out.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Sharing boards have changed since we were there last, but we approve of the selection of meats on one board, with a great wine too!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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84 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Booked the Kiln for an evening dinner with local business associates. I was here late 2014 & wrote about the very slow service. Sadly nothing has changed. There was 4 of us at our table & the restaurant was not very full but still there was long waits between courses. Two of our party wanted fresh, pan fried Blue Cod... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Food is lovely and reasonable priced, Went there a saturday at 12 and My husband and I sat by the fire on a 4 table we were told to move by the girl in charge as she said needed table for lunch people. The place was empty at time. so couldnt sit near fire. And had lunch left at 1.30pm... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I loved the shared fish plate but felt it wasn't worth $70.00 and the dessert was just divine. The atmosphere was great and the waitress's were excellent by being helpful and pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Don Street | CBD, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 2182258

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 32

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

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