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“Dinner”

Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar
Ranked #3 of 115 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Mana and Marcus always make me very welcome in Louie’s and always find me a table even if I haven’t booked when they are very busy. ( I would recommend booking so as not to be disappointed). Louis has a bar that locals and tourists alike sit so it is often interesting if you do want to have a chat. Ask for their vegetarian menu if that is what you want but all their food is very delicious.
A real treat to discover.

Thank Gail1900
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

My kids and I visited Louis’ when we were passing through Invercargill. Boy were we glad we stumbled across this wonderful place. Great ambiance and mouthwatering food! The staff were friendly and helpful and went the extra mile to accommodate us without a booking. Not to be missed but make a booking to make sure you don’t miss out.

Thank FionaTainsh
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

Warm and friendly staff, fantastic food with good portions. Decor of the place is warm and inviting with two fire places.

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Thank PremaM43
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Reviewed July 11, 2018

Arriving at Louie's we didn't know what to expect,being brand new to the Invercargill restaurant scene. Well, we were pleasantly surprised when we were shown to our nicely set up table. The scene was very energetic, perhaps a little too energetic!, our waitress was scurrying around like a mad thing, almost distracting, may be because it was a Friday night, a little calmness was needed! Others on the floor were more subdued, they kind of made the balance right! The blackboard menu was propped up on a chair in front of us, we selected a Chicken Liver pate topped with a red wine jelly to share, followed by mains of Blue Cod, with an intriguing Pinot Gris infused sauce; a Lamb rump dish with an exotic sauce. Deserts of Pear and Date pudding followed, all accompanied by a lovely Waipara Reisling. As time went on the restaurant ambience developed into one of a warming, almost Parisian, bohemian style; are we in Invercargill? we said to each other, yes, we were, and we liked it, hence the 5 stars. The food was the best we had in the South Island this trip, somebody out the back in the kitchen is serious!. Equal to any 5 star restaurant in Sydney or Melbourne, whoops!, should we have said that?! Yes!
By the way, a barman entered during the course of the evening, all dressed to suit the surroundings! - all very snazzy!

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3  Thank CadigalSydney
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Reviewed June 16, 2018

Our group was in Invercargill for the Fibre Octave show and had requested an early seating time. Staff readily obliged and we were quickly served with our selections by a charming waitress. Everyone was very happy with their choices - great menu and ambient restaurant. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Kaye W
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