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“Best meal in Invercargill so for!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elegance at 148 on Elles

Elegance at 148 on Elles
148 Elles Rd, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 216 1000
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Ranked #2 of 62 Restaurants in Invercargill
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best meal in Invercargill so for!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

The evening started with a warm welcome by the friendly and professional staff, sitting near a 'real' open log fire for a pre dinner drink. All of the food was superb in taste and well presented. The staff were perfect and actually applied the standards of fine dining service. The atmosphere was warm, friendly yet professional. The fudge option for dessert was great, I recommend the chocolate mint. The only improvement I could suggest was to have a some soft live music playing, perhaps the piano being? Best meal out in Invercargill so far.

Visited May 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“ALWAYS an enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Had the belly pork which was very flavorsome and the crackling was actually crunchy! yum yum. The bread starters were also very tasty too. My sister had the chicken breast which she also enjoyed. We both had desserts. Chocolate lovers which was beautiful, spongy cake on outside and soft gooey middle. Sister had the cheese cake which she loved.
Nice to see the windows are now aluminium, it made a big difference from when I was there last time when they were wooden. Very warm which is appreciated.
Service was also very friendly, efficient but not intrusive. I consider this value for money. Large servings reasonably priced. Thanks again.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Professional and delicious!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We were in Invercargill on business and after a long drive from Dunedin we just wanted a good, tasty dinner that didnt take forever. This restaurant ticked all the boxes - impeccable service - so much so that they even gave us the contact to get some Stewart Island oysters the next day to take to Wanaka. The food was delicious and the chef (owner) and maitre d (his partner) were so lovely and friendly. We wished this was our local. We will back next trip. Thanks - it topped off a very successful stay in the Southland.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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winton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“If you want to eat somewhere special, this is the place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I booked a meal with only an hours notice, for a special occasion last night. How surprised we were to be welcomed to our table and find a lovely card from the staff wishing us a Happy Anniversary. The service was excellent without being at all intrusive. And the food was out of this world. I had the steak, which was perfectly cooked and melt-in-the-mouth. My husband had the mussels, which he said were delicious. We both had dessert and my plate arrived out with "Happy 25th Wedding Anniversary" written in chocolate around the edge of the plate. Thank you so much to the staff at Elegance - you made our night really special.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“top dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

This is one of the best dining experiences. From the time you walk in and welcomed in a friendly manner to the attention of the waitress who remembered all 6 orders without writing anything down. The food was all extremely tasty, beautifully presented, very sufficient size portions. Water glasses were continually filled without interruption and we were well looked after in a relaxed attentive way.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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