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“Diverse Selection”
Review of The Kiln

The Kiln
Ranked #15 of 104 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $32
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 25, 2013

A very good selection of entrees, main course, beers and desert. The decor is warm and smart. My bride and I started with a Caesar Salad followed by the steamed muscles for me and the seafood chowder for her. Good but why in New Zealand do steamed muscles need to be served with a thick-heavy sauce? Steamed muscles have their own special flavor. Try steaming in beer instead. Deserts were surprisingly creative. A meal by themselves.

Thank CaptainBlackie
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

As with most places in Invercargill, the drinks in this bar are quite expensive thanks to the Licencing Trust. The menu looks very good, but quite expensive for bar food, with most mains being around $30. I had the battered blue cod (may as well while in Southland!) but the fish fillets were very small. Luckily they tasted quite fresh and the batter was good. I did find a stink beetle (still alive and wandering around) in my side salad - the waitress was suitably disgusted when I showed her and she took the offending insect back to the kitchen. I was given a free beer as recompense, but would have preferred to get my meal either paid for or replaced. The service was quite slow, but the staff were friendly.

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Thank Aldous D
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

When ordering a bourbon and coke I was stunned to be asked to pay $9.15!!! Apparently the Invercargill Licensing Trust decides the prices of all alcohol sold in Invercargill so no matter where you go the price will be the same, very steep price at that. We ordered a light meal not expecting much after the shock of the price of a drink but were pleasantly surprised at how great it was. Would highly recommend.

Thank truckette
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

What a great deal! And it was Blue Cod!! Nice atmosphere. Nice clean bathrooms. Other meals at our table also received great feed back.

Thank angewhipp
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Don't go past the seafood chowder, but it is filling!
Great food and service. Great central location.

Thank Dan P
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