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The Kiln

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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7 Don Street | CBD, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-218 2258
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Berlin, Germany
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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere i would totally go back, for my first time being there it was just great, the stuff chicken breast was amazing

Thank sarah g
Christchurch, New Zealand
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390 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of six of us arrived without a booking on a Monday night just before Christmas . It was busy however they found us a table quickly. Good efficient waitress and the food arrived in a timely fashion. Great venison, chicken salad and Caesar salad. Price was high but quality was good.

Thank nglenjarman
Wanaka, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the meal and the surroundings. Staff were attentive and we'll trained. Food was well cooked. Not fine dining but well presented and I'd go back again when I'm back in the south.

Thank Peter K
Greater Perth, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Originally planned the Irish Pub which was closed due to a private function and stumbled across this little eatery Ina side street. Had a 30 - 45 minute wait for a table which was eased by the great service by bar staff and ambience of the venue. When seated, maitre de explained our waitress was a trainee, and she was... More 

Thank macjae56
Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the Venison which was done to perfection. This was a busy restaurant for a Monday night, possibly because many other restaurants are closed on Monday. The atmosphere was good and the service was top notch.

Thank TheBismarck
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shared the seafood platter with my wife before heading to a show. It was massive! Dishes being served to others appeared to be just as appealing. We even got a free bottle of wine too - which made our meal actually quite cheap (most of the mains tended to be at the higher end). Staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Lyndsay_NZ
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

We had a table of 10 and there was another table of 8 and 3 x2 tables. They had three waitresses and one barman. Was asked for drinks when we sat down and that was it . I went to the bar 4 times while the three waitresses talked together at the end of the bar . I was always... More 

Thank Paul B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

We had great food at the Kiln and awesome service. It has a cosy warm atmosphere as well!! It also had free wifi.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

I had the chicken filo as did the 2 other people sitting with me and we all really enjoyed it! Reasonably priced for how large the meal is and the wait staff were pleasant and willing to help. I would happily go back for another meal

Thank Emily H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

Average food and pricey for what you get. On the nights we were there a dessert special is offered. This offsets the high prices a little . Service ok.

Thank Rob M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $32
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Don Street | CBD, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 2258

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