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Paddington Arms

British, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
03 2158156
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent little restaurant/bar. Had some surprisingly spectacular food, more than you'd expect for the $20 price tag, well done

1 Thank 975philt
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Great home cooked meals, prompt service it was a great place to go with a group. They accommodated us including bringing a birthday cake along. Recommend the squid for entree.

1 Thank Sally O
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

Three of us recently dined at Paddington Arms for Sunday lunch, It was a cold winter's day but from the moment we arrived everything was warm and welcoming, Our meals were superb-the best fillet mignon I have had in a long time. Well done to all concerned. The restaurant was full but there was no delay in service, Thank you... More 

1 Thank jopaul2016
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

We went there for a birthday party. The meals were all lovely, nutritious, yummy and cooked with love. - Even more impressive was that all main courses were incredibly only $19.95. What let you down was the front of house person, Glenys. We found you incredibly off hand and on arrival your attitude was less than welcoming or helpful. It... More 

2 Thank Sharon H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Off out into a cold night in Southland. Our previous experiences at this restaurant suggested they tended to forget to turn the heat up. Very nice to walk into a warm dining room with friendly staff. Got seated for our meal and yep I had to go for the Chowder. It would have got a 6.5 but it came served... More 

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Levin, New Zealand
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115 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Invercargill is the most expensive town for dining that we have encountered anywhere in NZ - without any justification for it, as far as we could make out - so it was a pleasure indeed to discover this place that makes a point of keeping costs down to a set price. It showed a little in the product (it looked... More 

Thank tonystraw
Invercargill, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

My salmon was lovely, would definitely order it again. Partner found his lamb shank to be on the small side, and the mash was bland. Portions were smallish, but for $20 was acceptable. Would highly recommend the limoncello creme brûlée! The service was excellent - waitress was friendly and courteous. I would recommend Paddington Arms as a great place to... More 

Thank debz123456
Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The shop has very well decorations and the foods were beautiful presentation, tasty & huge serve. We also ordered trio desserts but we didn't like it at all.

Thank LeKkY A
Athol, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We went to this restaurant on a Tuesday night and it was packed. The food was very enjoyable and the service was excellent. Portions in Invercargill can be very large and we found the more average size of them here to be a plus. Prices were very reasonable. The courtesy coach back into town was really useful.

1 Thank RJS964
Invercargill, New Zealand
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We dined here for my daughters birthday. Were not booked, and did not have a cake. meals were hearty, appertising, and reasonably priced. Was a little disappointed they didnt have the wine I wanted, but that was minor detail. During the meal the front of house person came to check if we liked our meal, During the conversation we mentioned... More 

1 Thank SteveTina2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $19
British, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 03 2158156
Do you love the comfort of English Pub inspired food, with a personal Southland twist? Would you enjoy a diverse, high quality menu using the very best of Southland’s products at reasonable prices for all age groups? Do you sometimes want a break from cooking for your family or partner, and enjoy a warm, cosy, and relaxing evening?Then you have come across the only Invercargill Restaurant that will over deliver on all your wishes.

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