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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Spanish
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142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, New Zealand
(03) 214 2913
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quality dinner experience at Louies. Warm handshake and welcome, comfy seats by the fire, friendly chit chat and deeelicious food. Highly rate the lamb tacos for starters and venison for main.

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2 Thank Deeannfinn
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favourite places to dine. A delicious ever changing menu, always beautifully presented. Louies has a fabulous intimate atmosphere and the staff are great.

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3 Thank 471raewyns
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm from Auckland and am a huge fan of eating out. My partner and I were down in invercargill for the night , and I can not believe how great this place was. The friendly service was matched perfectly with the food, which was unforgettable. I always go for the venison when it is available on a menu ,and I... More 

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2 Thank Kevin T
Invercargill, New Zealand
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to 'Louies' on an impulse. Didn't had to book and got a great seat in this funky and real atmosphere eatery. It is not aimed for the 'youngies' so enjoyed the vibe, adult humour , good music and a top meal. the Boss even came out to chat which is always nice and made sure all was well. Had... More 

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1 Thank Kenny P
Southland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We moved down to Invercargill from Auckland over a year ago and every time we have dined there the food, staff and ambience has been exceptional! It is one of the best restaurants I have ever been to and it's always our go to place. The family we have taken there has also been blown away with the service and... More 

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2 Thank Dennelle88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful meal, wonderful ambiance, great staff, fireplace to die for with great glowing fire. Compliments to all

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Meals always perfect. Great ambience. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend on the cooler nights the open fire warm and inviting. Perfect for 2 or great place for a group. Bar cosy with open fire as well. Spent many a Sat night there with friends or just myself and husband. And enjoyed every visit. Thanks to Mana and his team.

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1 Thank Sandra R
Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The food is always devine, the drinks spot on and the service relaxed but professional. One of a few places I would done at in the evening in invercargill. Independently owned and it shows. Classy and great atmosphere. Love the open fires. Highly recommend as the place to dine in the Deep South.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We hadn't booked for dinner and town was very busy with the oyster festival.Even though this restaurant was full the friendly staff gladly seated us at the bar and were friendly,offered drinks and bar nuts and shortly after a tapas menu. Well down ,genuine hospitality and a warm fire too. We enjoyed it so much we went back the next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

just popped in a for a drink and ended up having a delicious platter and staying for a while, so nice beside the fire and the secret little hideaway out the back

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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
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Dee St, Invercargill 9501, 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?