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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

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$$ - $$$
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142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 2913
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Kaiwaka, New Zealand
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked to the restaurant from our hotel and although the city streets of Invercargill are a reflection of hard times, tucked in between many unvacated store was a treasure very well presented (inside and out) ,place to eat delicious food, drink and meet warm friendly people travelers and locals alike. The staff set the tone welcoming and willing to... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted a restaurant to take an overseas work colleague and someone recommended this restaurant. Oh boy the meals we all had were so good. Prices excellent and very good staff. It is very popular and we were lucky to get a table. So book early to make sure you are not disappointed. I had the bluecod fish dish. Others... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant may not serve mountains of food (the amount is still more than adequate), but the food itself in my experience is quite simply the best you can find in Invercargill. Great atmosphere and super friendly staff. The chocolate cake is probably the best I have ever had.

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2 Thank John Y
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love this Restaurant, by far one of the best Invercargill has to offer, it's lovely open fire and nice small atmosphere is perfect when I go for Dinner with my husband. Fantastic food amazing service

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Reading, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a lovely meal in the CBD. Entrées up to $15, mains around $30, so dearer than the pervasive ILT locals; if you love good food, however, Louie's is the place to eat in the city. There is no other close to this quality. Worthy of the price. Advise booking to avoid disappointment. Mains choices included salmon, blue... More 

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Glenorchy, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

This really is one not to miss. The food is first class, Blue Cod in a classic French white wine sauce was superb and the salted Quid was spot on. The attention we received from David and Jo was faultless and the ambience was just right. The wine list has a good variety and is not over priced. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal the service was excellent the lamb entree was delightful my pork belly was fabulous and the crackling was the best I have had in ages the dessert was just what was needed to finish off the meal. Will definitely be back again. Thanks heaps. John and Marie

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1 Thank John M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

On recommendation we headed out to Louie's. The menu isn't cheap but it is worth it! Our wait staff were very attentive. The 5 of us agreed that we could've eaten every dish that was on the menu. Great atmosphere here too! Thanks for a great dining experience that we never thought we would get unless we were in a... More 

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New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

The meal was good and the service all so nice, a bit slow but the men were busy and can be excused for that! Despite siting close to the fire we found the restaurant very cold and drafty and that is a shame as the rest of the night was good but hard to enjoy when you are so very... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Small hole in the wall. Arrived for an evening meal without reservation. Interesting menu on a chalkboard that is moved from table to table as appropriate. Had the salmon for dinner. It was so melt in your mouth delicious! Appetizer lamb taco was a surprisingly tasty as well. The servers were attentive, polite and professional. I really liked this place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 2913

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