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“Great dinner!”
Review of Buster Crabb

Buster Crabb
Ranked #6 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $29
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We have a lovely warm and inviting restaurant. We use all locally sourced product with very generous servings with an emphasis on the meat portion of the meal. Our steaks are 250gms up to the "Donald Trump Choker", which is 500gm and cooked slowly over 20 hours. We use fresh Blue Cod and locally caught wild Venison. Buster Crabb is the best choice
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great dinner!”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

went for dinner here recently when visiting my brother and his mate. we opted for a platter to share rather than entrees. was a fantastic platter with plenty of variety. mains were huge, i went for the 400g rib eye and it was delicious. a very enjoyable evening and three very satisfied diners.

  • Visited November 2013
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2 Thank CareyD4
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English first
Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent Hospitality”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Amazing food and service.
Impressive decor and ambiance, with service being ever present without becoming intruding - professionalism shown throughout. Pleasant noise level despite being 3/4 full it was not too loud.
I decided to go for the Chef Menu specials and was not disappointed.
First Course - 'Spring Crostini' Roasted Asparagus with lemon, garlic and pancetta, served with bearnaise sauce and crostini.
Main Course - Pressed belly of pork with seared scallops, crunched potatoes, smoked cauliflower puree and jus.
These meals were well presented and delivered on flavour.
To finish off we had a selection of handmade truffles - Hazelnut/Orange & Chocolate/Thyme, these were delicious and a good way to finish a excellent evening.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank SAMD02738
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Invercargill, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
447 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“Decent casual dining”
Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

A busy Friday evening (which must be good) saw us at Buster Crabb. Decent food and generous servings. The steak was cooked well and the accompaniments tasty enough (thought a little over salted for my liking). Excellent service and a good wine list. A great place for groups.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Awesome food.”
Reviewed October 13, 2013

Buster Crabs and Ziffs have the best food in Invercargill and both rate in my top ten restaurants in the South Island. I regularly travel around the South Island and am fortunate to experience many restaurants. Buster crabs has fantastic food and the staff are always very attentive and helpful. Someone mentioned loud music in their review......never experienced that in over 20 visits. Best meal tonight.....highly recommend the mixed grill chat grill......YUM !! The food is consistently great and I like the decor.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Tim H
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
201 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good Meal”
Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Good option for a casual meal in Invercargill.

Food and service are both very good.

Whitebait was excellent as was the steak although by "medium" was more like "well done", but still good.

Tables are quite close together so not an intimate environment.

Option of having a separate room for a group if you book in advance.

Visited October 2013
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