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Cabbage Tree

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379 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
+64 3-213 1443
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To me this restaurant felt like poor value for money. The meals were OK but not anywhere near the quality you would expect for greater than 30 dollars a main.

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Thank John Y
Te Anau, null, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food ,service and atmosphere . I would certainly eat and entertain there again. Value for money and an excellent selection.

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Thank Tracey M
glasgow, scotland
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant in 2012 while staying in the campsite and when I returned in 2016 with my mum I thought it was a good bet to go back. Friendly staff, HUGE menu of tasty, homely food. Worth a visit if you're in the area.

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Thank plastikjan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here earlier this year and last night decided to try Cabbage Tree again for dinner. I'd read quite a few negative reviews regarding poor food and average service, but decided to give them the benefit of the doubt. To put it in a nutshell, all the bad reviews were bang on. Sour waitresses and the food is prepared... More 

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Thank Kelley W
Papamoa, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Was quite busy but the service was just great. Serving staff were friendly and attentive. The meals are on the big side so I didn't get an entree. I ordered the Green Thai Curry. Was so yummie. They have a vast menu to choose from so takes a while to read it all. There were six of us in our... More 

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Thank Margaret E
Rottweil, Germany
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Arrived starving so ordered both starters and mains, turned out to be too much for us. The portions are big enough for 2 to share, which is no bad thing but could be a waste if you are not aware. Starters were delicious..prawn twisters and Green lipped mussels in a lovely Thai green curry sauce. Mains, we went fish again... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Waited 20 minutes to get our drinks then 30 to get our lunch. My blue cod was meant to be battered but was in a odd egg mix. Menu is far too big which is a common complaint. Makes you wonder the freshness when there is such a large variety. Outdoor area is perfect and the kids meals are a... More 

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Thank Tracey S
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Have been here a few times. Food is good to poor, is pricey for what you get. Steak cuts are super market quality if that at times. Gravey is from a packet. Service is average. Huge selection of meals and the pricey desserts.

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Thank Rob M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

From the Gold Card Pensioners to preschoolers, The Cabbage Tree catered for everybody's wishes and needs...........including an activity sheet for the children as they arrived. The menu is HUGE, so we printed off a copy the day before to ease the ordering allowing more time to relax and to socialise. The meals off the Tavern menu were ample and children's... More 

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Hi was most impressed with the massive menu certainly something for everyone to choose. There was very little wait time maybe because they weren't busy being a Monday night but still it was quick. The Steak I ordered was very tender and cooked to my likely perfectly. I didn't have a desert but plenty of options, I was very jealous... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $29
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 379 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-213 1443

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