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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great menu and food

Have been here a couple of times, lovely open fire, quite nice ambiance, used to like it when we smoked as can sit outside under cover with heaters. Food here is very good, heard about there special nights through word of mouth, especially there seafood platter with bottle of wine night, excellent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
Memobabe
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I dine here regularly when in invercargill. Ceaser salad is perfection and service is always friendly and efficient. Lovely, warm environment with nice and not overpowering music.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Our group of six visited recently, and we had to ask twice for our order to be taken the food was well worth waiting for but the waiting staff could have been friendlier

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Have been here a couple of times, lovely open fire, quite nice ambiance, used to like it when we smoked as can sit outside under cover with heaters. Food here is very good, heard about there special nights through word of mouth, especially there seafood platter with bottle of wine night, excellent value and excellent platter at a very reasonable... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a great meal which was nicely done and Presented. The atmosphere and setting was warm and friendly.

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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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70 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Nice friendly restaurant serving good food and great beer and a very good selection of wine. Just off the main street. Staff attentive and helpful.

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Christchurch
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29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We went for dinner on a Friday night. Probably not a good night if you want to sit and chat - very noisy. The dinning area is adjacent to the bar area so this does not help with the noise level. The service was polite and very efficient. Once ordered the food did take a little while to arrive but... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Being a big fan of beer i love this place food is good. Slightly pricey but you pay for what you get overall good place

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We don't go out a great deal and returned to The Kiln after about a year, rembering how we had enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and great service previously. The service was reasonable. The food was a let-down sadly. Also the atmosphere was noisy and intrusive. There were groups of people intent on drinking only, and feel that separate screened-off... More 

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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: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine

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