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Buster Crabb

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, Gastropub, New Zealand
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326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, attentive service and menu that tells a story. Awesome yesterday southland home renovated into a restaurant.

Thank LindaAnne500
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places in town. Great atmosphere and quality food. Highly recommended going there...

Thank Nick R
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Great food, Large selection of wines and beers including my fav' Hofbrau on tap Awesome service, and if required a very efficient courtesy coach

Thank johnotinker
Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Didn't realise that we should have made a booking on a random Wednesday evening, but the staff let us sit at the bar and order food (after the bartender checked that we wouldn't have to wait a long time for our food). Invercargill Brewery's stout is on tap, and the pub-style meals we had were delicious (fancier fare is also... More 

Thank Angela B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We came here with a group of clients on suggestion from our accomodation supplier; along with some discount vouchers to use. The bar area for pre drinks was a little cramped, hard to move in, the bar man was good, kept us supplied. The food was to die for, a great menu and our entire party love their meals. On... More 

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Recommended by our B&B hosts. Very busy and very noisy on the night we were there but service was good. I had the beef burger and it was very tasty. Interesting to read about Buster Crabb but wasn't clear why the restaurant is named after him.

Thank NaimDiver
Hamilton, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great selection of local seafood and meats. Several different dining rooms good for smaller or larger groups. Good selection of local craft and imported beers. 3 time here and will be coming back again next time I am in Invercargill. Great service from friendly staff.

Thank Motoxnut
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Was a recommendation and what a brilliant one it was! Superb food, great service. Highly recommend for couples as it's a great experience

Thank Corky2323
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

There was a group of us that went here and I was not impressed. Overpriced meals. My meal was not even hot. My steak was under cooked as well as a few others in the party. The drinks were too expensive. I can not say anything good. I go out a lot for meals, and this is one of the... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Nice ambience a very warm and inviting restaurant - super friendly staff. Interesting menu selection which included a story about Buster Crabb. I enjoyed my Ribeye steak cooked to perfection. My partner also enjoyed her lamb shank. I did learn Buster Crabb disappeared while spying on a Russian warship in Portsmouth harbour . Unsure if Buster new about Invercargill or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
European, Gastropub, New Zealand
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 326 Dee Street | Southland, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: 6432144214
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

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