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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

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142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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Gore, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As soon as we walked in we could tell this would be unique. The atmosphere, the service, and the general ambience was great. Food and wine selection were excellent. We wanted somewhere really nice for our overseas friends visitors and Louies delivered.

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Thank athol2015
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I were welcomed by a very polite young man by the name of Dan who was professional by using my name on arrival - which made me feel special. We received great service from all the staff who new the menu and were very helpful with the choice of dishes we ordered. The food was presented beautiful.... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Service, food and atmosphere was great. Everyone in our group had a very pleasant time. The only area of improvement could that it was a little cold. It was cold outside but heating the old building is difficult. Otherwise fine

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Thank Ian M
Invercargill, New Zealand
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic meal, great wine selection. Staff were friendly, upbeat and efficient. Cosy atmosphere with open fire roaring. We will return soon 😊

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1 Thank Sarah M
Arrowtown, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been before so knew that we were in for a lovely evening. However this fabulous meal could not be improved. Pulled lamb on homemade pita, really tasty and perfect to share. The best Blue Cod meal I have ever tasted (seriously) - I'd love the recipe for the sauce, and Lemon Posset for dessert, light, perfect blend of flavours... More 

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Bluff, New Zealand
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mana Davis has a great deal of experience , and the great talent to hire good people. Good food and great service .

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Thank alohamac
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't believe it took me so long to visit! The lamb is to die for, and the atmosphere is fantastic! There's no individual menus, the wait staff bring the menu board to your table- this threw me for a bit of a loop at first but it's actually a cool wee touch. Incidentally, the staff are great, very friendly... More 

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Thank Phillie H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last night for dinner. Omg the waitress looks just like Taylor swift, ok so I might have a bit of a crush on t swift. Anyway service bang on, food omg mussels were to die for. Then I had the blue cod locally sort after even better than mkr style. Also the guy at the bar that was... More 

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1 Thank Paravas003
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Meeting up with friends before the flix. Arrived to a blazing open fire on a very cold winters evening, ask for a smooth red wine and was offered to taste a choice of 3 different wines what a great start. We started with a choice of starters among us which we shared they were delicious. Followed with main meals I... More 

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1 Thank Terry G
Queenstown, New Zealand
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152 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew that such an ace place existed in little ole Invers. We're frequent visitors to Invercargill and struggle to find good places to eat at night. God knows how we've missed Louie's! On a freezing cold mid winter night we were warmly welcomed without a booking. Lucky for us, as the place was choc-a-block full mid week. Entree were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, European, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: (03) 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?