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Elegance at 148 on Elles

148 Elles Road, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
+64 3-216 1000
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pork belly” (13 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (10 reviews)
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New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
148 Elles Road, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Moved to Invercargill in October 2017. Almost once a week since, we've tried getting a table for myself and my partner, last night we finally managed to get a table!! The chef came out and seated us, gave us the menus and put the napkin...More

Thank 1990J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to 148on Ellis tonight for dinner. There is only one word to describe all elements of this restaurant is EXQUISITE. The service is second to none,by a long shot. The meal it self I would put in the same category. This restaurant would be...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The owners try hard to promote their restaurant at the fine dining end of town - but I think they could wind it back a little with a more casual ambience and do just as well if not better. Excellent table service and hospitality. I...More

Thank Duphney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the restaurant for the first time As going out for us is a treat I would like to say a big thank you . It was just fabulous. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Wonderful food.. And beautiful surroundings. And having the chef come out...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We dined there tonight and had the bluff oysters. Think they were the best oysters we’ve ever eaten. And, the service, decor and attention to detail were all superb. Fantastic bonus being in the Entertainment Book. Dine there, you won’t be disappointed. They derserve all...More

Thank Jenny998
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

We attended for dinner and enjoyed the food, service was friendly and efficient. Had Blue Cod , Steak and of course the Bluff oysters. Heritage style building run by a family. Prices up there but for the quality seemed fair.

Thank hazza2016
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

I’m from the capital city and was impressed by this restaurant which was as good as the best in Wellington. There was good choice on the menu and my meal beautiful. The staff and service was excellent too.

Thank Alipa50
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

Lives up to its name. Excellent wine food and presentation. Friendly staff. Do have to walk up narrow stairs and park on street

Thank cjb185
Reviewed April 3, 2018

Had a great meal here, a very elegant restaurant. would recommend it. I was our 1st time and would definitely re-visit

Thank buckinghamArrowtown
Reviewed March 14, 2018

Yesterday was my wife's birthday , so I determined to take her for dinner someplace special . 148 Ellis was the place. We had not visited in several years. Last time we were there the food was great but a bit chilly, since then they...More

Thank alohamac
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December 24, 2016|
Response from darrenl931 | Reviewed this property |
It's not my menu. I was a diner. It's European cuisine with a lot of Southland produce. Very nice
December 2, 2016|
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Response from Dianne O | Reviewed this property |
No I know that they are not open on Christmas Day.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
5:45 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Elles Road, Invercargill 9812, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-216 1000
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