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Ziff's Cafe Bar Ltd

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141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
+64 3-213 0501
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never been here in all my years living in invercargill and I can't believe it! Excellent service when we walked in the door and got taken to our reserved table. Drinks followed swiftly, yummy cocktails. I ordered the chicken breast and my gosh! The best I've ever had, I rate the lone star but this is far better.... More 

Thank Emmamaeh
Reading, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

Warm atmosphere in Otatara favourite. Restaurant / Food is fair amongst the local Invercargill area, but it's not fine cuisine.

Thank Dave W
Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Thankyou for being delicious last night Alot better than last time I come in and my friends all really enjoyed their chicken salad and dessert and we had a great waitress tonight as well forgot to write that I wanted veges and was so helpful in getting them straight away so thankyou and thankyou for changing my view on your... More 

Thank rochelleStewart
Tauranga, New Zealand
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190 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

As it was near the airport & made a change from a CBD meal, a business colleague took me to Ziffs for lunch. My first ever visit & a very enjoyable experience it was to. Nice rural outlook, warm & friendly welcome & service & pleasant surroundings. Had very nice espresso before enjoying an excellent meal of battered blue cod... More 

Thank John P
Invercargill, New Zealand
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Call in here regularly for coffee and something to eat and are never disappointed. Staff are always pleasant and helpful. Menu well displayed and reasonable priced.

Thank Louieathens
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

On a sunny day this is a great place to go & enjoy a casual drink & a meal. Fantastic sitting on the veranda enjoying the sun. Great food

Thank 975philt
Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed another lovely meal here. The pate is a favourite for a starter. Blue cod, pea pie pud and chicken penne were all delicious.

Thank RebeccaSoap
Invercargill, New Zealand
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

There was a group of ten of us and we all enjoyed our meals. It was a cold winter's day and it was a lovely atmosphere. I loved the eton's mess dessert

Thank Sue S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Went for luch, last time we had dinner, that wasn't great. Today, very helpful staff, made us feel welcome while they cleared a table for us. Service was slow, but good staff interactions and great food. The down side was smokers who seemed to think because we were outside they could smoke, even though we were eating. The waitress asked... More 

Thank 007Winelover
Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

I came for dinner with my family on Saturday night and was very impressed with the service and seafood chowder was amazing but ordered the ribeye and waited an extra 15min after the rest of the mains come out to get my meal, first of all the yams were raw which upset me as they are my favorite vegetable then... More 

Thank rochelleStewart

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $26
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-213 0501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?