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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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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped for a late lunch and were blown away by the extent of their menu, and the number of people that were already clearly enjoying their day. The helpful waiter quickly found us seats outside...it was a beautiful 24degrees...and it didn't take us long to settle in. The choice of wines by the glass isn't overly extensive, but showcases... More 

Thank Peter B
Cromwell, New Zealand
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined with family 6 adults and 3 children,we all had nice meals from the very expansive menu,the meals were very prompt arriving and we had great service from all of the staff. If you have children there are two play grounds for them,so a great place for them. Also we travelled in there courtesy bus out from Invercargill which... More 

Thank Dave W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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137 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Invercargill and invited out to a large group celebration. Had a drink in the bar area and then into a private room (used for large groups of Diners) for Dinner. I ordered seafood chowder as an entree. Not the best I have ever had but still very tasty. Not everyone in the group ordered entrees and they were served... More 

Thank Maggie G
Invercargill, New Zealand
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is pages long full of duplications ie listings for a steak with garlic butter, a listing for steak with mushroom sauce...for heavens sake just list steak and then what variations you offer for toppings! Everyone in our group complained about the rambling menu. It would take the entire night to read and make sense of it..or perhaps lodge... More 

1 Thank 4myxtc
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Got a smallish salad, a pasta, some bread to go with the salad... and one drink. Almost $100. Wow. The food was fine... if basic. The service was fine. But almost $30 for a small and quite basic salad is just extreme... it was probably worth $15-18. I think this place is trying to go with... More 

1 Thank Max W
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Went there for lunch after hearing my friends raving about it. Food looks good but taste is nothing spectacular. I still don't get it why the chicken fettuccine have vegetables in it but it was good just have to remove the veggies. The prices of food made me scratch my head. It's so overpriced. If you are on a budget... More 

Thank Au W
Invercargill, New Zealand
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Took a reasonable size party to Cabbage Tree for work do. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I loved my whitebait fritters, lots of whitebait in them.

Thank Sue S
Invercargill, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

Had a work meeting here and the menu is the same for lunch as dinner so prices for lunch become quite expensive. I had a salad and was not very excited by the presentation. The menu is so big and I had Gordon Ramsey on the back of my head. How can a menu this large all be fresh ?... More 

Thank herm5
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

Stopped into the cabbage tree to enjoy the sun in their garden. Unfortunately, management had nowhere enough staff on for the day and drinks, food and dirty plates took an age to be sorted. The food was ok and there was lots of it, but not to the calibre of its mid to late thirties price tag. With the menu... More 

Thank Lyndsay_NZ
Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We had an amazing lunch. Steak cooked to perfection and hubbies Roast Chicken and veggies was awesome. Friendly service. Great atmosphere and play equipment for the kids.

Thank salwalding

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $29
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, 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
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?