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“Food only fit for drinkers”

Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub
Ranked #9 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.
Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food only fit for drinkers”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Was on a lunch break last week, and decided to try Waxys. Havent eaten here in a long time and havent ever before at lunch and thought why not give it a go..... well! I ordered a Chicken Panini, which I thought sounded healthy, and reasonably good... It was foul. Full of Cream Cheese, and hardly anything else! The only thing served with this was an amazing serving of fries that would serve two people.
It sounded healthy and nice, but really...
Invercargills obesity can somewhat be related to the ILT and not just the fast food outlets!!

Never again!

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best seafood chowder I have ever tasted”
Reviewed September 16, 2012

The pub is set up inside to look like a church and my daughter and I got some great photos. Just a shame no Irish music was playing on Wednesday night but the place still had a great Irish feel about it. The food was fantastic and lots of it. We used a voucher from the Entertainment book so we got a very good deal. I would think that on a weekend the place would be buzzing.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Toddhunting
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Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“warm irish pub restaurant”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

when going out to eat in invercargill definitely give waxys a try, great pub food, the lamb shanks are great and the irish breakfast is a big meal, having tried various restaraunts around the city, this stands out, the food is well priced, the atmosphere is good and the staff are generally good, we have dined here regularly and it is an enjoyable experience, a good place to catch the rugby, they have a couple of tvs dotted around and a big projector for big games, some nights they have live acoustic music to varying standards, but its a nice relaxing environment where you arent hurried along and can enjoy a gut busting meal, definitely worth a visit

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Thank wainstorm
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Invercargill, New Zealand
1 review
“nice food”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

Nice irish pub / restaurant busy on the weekend!
good tab beer!!!
Sometime the restaurant is very cool!

Visited June 2012
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Thank tom a
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“simpke good food”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Simpke good food, nice environment, had the steak, was good. And they didnt mind giving me some sauce too, Cheers.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Duane W
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