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Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 0313
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Waxy's is a good place to meet up with friends to eat and maybe enjoy a drink. The lunch specials offer excellent value for money. Waxy's presents a traditional, nostalgic atmosphere steeped in local and Irish history with honest to goodness home-style meals that fill you up on a cold day.

Thank Nicole O
Cairns Australia
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68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I had the lamb after looking at a few other choices. Very good - nice atmosphere and good beers. A nice, reasonably priced place for a meal.

Thank ChrisinCairns
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is the second time we have gone here during a visit to Invercargill and again the meals we fantastic. I highly recommend this place if you want value for money and to enjoy a great meal

Thank Dawn H
New Zealand
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Not a nice place to have a romantic night out that’s for sure and don’t expect good food or service either.

1 Thank NewZealandHugz
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The meals here never disappoint. ..great selection, this is definitely a go to place for a meal, when in Invercargill. And I don't feel uncomfortable going here on my own..

Thank pmlumb
Queenstown, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Firstly for dinner the meals are great prices, then comes your plate! SO - MUCH - FOOD! Even better, the food is actually good lmao I enjoyed dinner so much I decided to go for dessert (which I never do) and it too was so amazing!! The staff were all super nice and friendly and service was quick... The only... More 

Thank Lawlauz
Omakau, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Friday night meal stop, I had the Hot Pot & my friend had the Bangers & Mash, great flavours and good size meals, entertainment was a karaoke night ( a little loud ) but great fun listening to the locals doing their best, well priced meals

Thank BecksHotel
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

I had the chicken salad and have been thinking about it ever since! Was so good! Reasonable prices on all mains and plenty to chhoe from on the menu. Wait staff pleasant and not pushy or in your face

Thank Emily H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Have been to Waxys on quite a few occassions and always had a nice meal, however on Monday we called in there for our lunch and it was so disappointing, my husband had seafood chowder and said it was lovely, however my panini was the most pathetic I have ever eaten. Was cut in half and each half had two... More 

1 Thank 741julie
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Had drinks and dinner, service was great as the food, good size tasty meals. Big steak meals and burgers

Thank northchick2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 0313
Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.

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