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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1980
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“beef cheeks” (26 reviews)
“goat” (14 reviews)
“steak” (39 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
European, New Zealand, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Didnt make a booking and managed to just walk in for a table, the atmosphere was lovely and peaceful. I had the Southern Style Chicken which was served with Mashed Potato and a Salad, with Gravy, it would have been nice if it had some...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank rachb0611
Reviewed 6 days ago

How lucky to have found a really classy act that is the Saucy Chef. Were giving directions as well as 3 free drinks card that the management would not accept at first. Getting over that hurdle because of our server we spent a glorious evening...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing find in Invercargill, didn't expect to find such a high class kitchen at the far end of New Zealand. Great choice, excellent food, super atmosphere. Recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Meh. Just meh. If your'e a farmer and you want value over quality and cookery. Eat here. There bugger off back to your farm.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Man S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just before Christmas after travelling all day we were treated to a tasty meal. Clean pleasant interior not particularly distinctive but made up for with a great menu.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank karsuzith
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Come here often and the food is always great. Not expensive and friendly service. Thanks team. Plenty of parking

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SharonH4322
Reviewed December 10, 2018

We stumbled upon this restaurant after walking through Queens Park and what a find it was. Decor is more interesting than many New Zealand restaurants and the food was excellent quality and beautifully presented. Great choice of local themes and good value. Service was attentive...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HeatherLamont
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Ordered the fish special and the lamb pot pie. Both were good, staff was a little busy and had to "get their attention" when we needed something. No one really came by to check in on us.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MoxieBoston
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The decor in here reminded me of a chain steak house, but the food was good and made up for that. at first they said we'd have to wait 30 minutes and nearly walked out, but then an available table suddenly materialized. Wallaby was on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Telkontar
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Despite ordering a main and starter, only the main arrived. This was the fish ‘special’ and was actually very good (and saved the review). Although joined on to a regular bar, draught beer was unavailable (only bottles). Prices reflect the ambiance that the owners wish...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Origami_kid
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Gail P
March 24, 2017|
Response from thesaucychef2017 | Property representative |
Good Evening Gail, We are child friendly restaurant and at this stage do have availability for 10 people on 6th April at 7pm. If you could please email us with contact details or book online. Apologies for not being able... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1980
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