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The Kiln

7 Don Street | CBD, Invercargill, New Zealand
(03) 2182258
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Ranked #17 of 60 Restaurants in Invercargill
Price range: $8 - $32
Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I dine at The Kiln a lot, because the orrechiotte main is one of my all time favourite vegetarian dishes ever! The arancini is OK, but not great. The staff and service are wonderful, the venue is one of the most attractive in town, and most of the entire menu is fabulous. However, if you go on a friday or... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Went here for dinner one night on a work trip. Food was amazing, and very well priced. would certainly recommend going here on a visit to Invercargill!!!

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New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The service is very average and so is the surroundings with a 'pub' smell to greet you as you enter. TV screens and patrons' there just to drink makes for a distracting couples dining experience. The Pork Belly ($30.90) was flavoursome and tender with a great sauce but the large pile of potato mash (and I love mash) was flavourless... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have been here for dinner and lunch when I have visited Invercargill. The service was excellent. Extensive menu and well priced. I had the Eye Fillet and it melted in my mouth. Beautiful taste with the various sauces and vegetables. Washed it down with a Church Rd Cab Sav Merlot. Enjoyed my meal and the efficient friendly service.

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Napier
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

As the title says, the baked blue Cod dish made at the Kiln was Fantastic. Great blend of flavours that really works well with this fish. Staff friendly an helpful during my 2 visits there so far. I travel on Business and ALWAYS co to the Kiln now, just to eat this amazing dish. Well done chef!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Called in for a business lunch on a recent trip to Invercargill. A nice warm, welcoming atmosphere & friendly, attentive service. We were particularly wanting Bluff oysters but they were unavailable due to bad weather but the manager said he would call an associated restaurant to see if they had any. That's pretty good service I think. They didn't so... More

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Wednesday night platter and bottle of wine $69, excellant. We had lamb platter, which was like sharing a roast for 2 with every trimming and sauce you can think of....soooo yummy. This was our 3rd time doing this

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Waitress was rudest I have ever experienced. Was rude as soon as we in the door. She had a terrible attitude which ruined our experience. Dont think she is in the right job for being around customers. Didnt even get to try food as we left in disgust. Walked around the corner to speights restaurant where service was outstanding as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great place to eat for decent pub grub. Staff were excellent. Terrible venue and nice atmosphere. Price was decent also as we had a main each and dessert. Would recommend this place over all the other pub food places in Invercargill

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Had 2 fillet steak meals and chocolate fondant meals. The steak was one of most expensive meals on menu but DEFINITELY worth it. Didn't need salt was beautifully cooked flavorsome and tender. Highly recommend.

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