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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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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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
Amazing antipasto

I arrived at the Kiln expecting another chain store experience. What I got was better. The food was amazing, I had the antipasto platter, the service was amazing until it became very busy, the beer was good. The atmosphere was ok but a little bland.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
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Invercargill
Level Contributor
52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently had dinner on Sunday evening and although it was certainly not crowded it took nearly an hour from the time we ordered until our meals arrived and to make it worse people who arrived well after us had their meals served 10minutes before us, we were not impressed. My steak was well cooked but my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

I arrived at the Kiln expecting another chain store experience. What I got was better. The food was amazing, I had the antipasto platter, the service was amazing until it became very busy, the beer was good. The atmosphere was ok but a little bland.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Southland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

ten of use. the Staff made our night. thank you Kiln and staff. we enjoyed the surroundings and the menu was a great selection of food

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Thank Lindsay M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Went there for a work gathering and we had drinks on the table that weren't finished and the bar staff kept taking them away. I'm talking still a good mouthful of wine in a glass. They were not happy when we ask them to leave them and let us finish our drinks. We waited a very long time to get... More 

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Thank xbirdx
Southland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

The overall experience at The Kiln was exceptional. On arrival you are greeted with a friendly welcome and shown to your table. They are very friendly, helpful and happy to fulfill any special requests that you may have. The service was efficient and meals were very tasty. Though this is a Monteiths bar our children were treated with the same... More 

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Thank Wendy1995
Marlborough
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We had not been here before but was recommended by a work colleague . Very friendly wait staff. We were suggested the chicken platter. this was two? meals served on a long wooden board. Nice but not value for money.

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Thank eijo48
De Pere, Wisconsin
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We just arrived in town and this was our first Invercargill dining experience. It was so good! The bartender and server were friendly and a lot of fun. The steak special ($15 NZ on Thursdays) was really good. The medium steak was more rare than medium so you may want to ask to have it a little more done than... More 

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Thank ladydoc2006
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Great special steak dinner for ten dollars really enjoyed the meal and the price The setting is good and service was always excellent with staff

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Thank Shannon K
Invercargill, New Zealand
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank Memobabe
Dunedin, New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

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

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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
  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?