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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 2913
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (22 reviews)
“tacos” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for something light and flavoursome; we had four dishes from the Small Meals section of the menu, and that’s exactly what we got, light and incredibly flavoursome. Tapas style dishes and they were great!! The service was great too!!

Thank Greg M
Reviewed October 14, 2018

Wanting to try somewhere we hadn't been to previously we opted for Louies Café. It has a central bar with bar stools on side and seated dining on the other. A welcoming warm fire greeted me on a chilly evening as I slid into the...More

Thank Glenys M
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Out for birthday tea with great mates. Louie’s is a bit of a hidden gem! Mana and Co are great hosts and the meal is always excellent. Tried the lamb neck which was beautiful and would recommend it. All happy here. Busy so probably will...More

1  Thank Neil F
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Arrived and ordered a drink a the bar. $32 for the Salmon and it was delicious. Everyone at the table loved their meal. I think it was Gurnard because of no Blue Cod and friends said it was delicious. Pork Belly was the other choice...More

2  Thank herm5
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

A nice mid week dinner out for my wife’s birthday. Entree’s were just right, nice flavours and portioned well. We both had the blue cod main which was flawless. Both very full we decided to share a dessert. It was the perfect sweet treat to...More

1  Thank Iamwaynej
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Lovely food to eat if you don't mind the prices but you pay for what you get and it delivered in every mouthful. So much nicer than the Invercargill Licensing Trust venues which are more the pub grub and the waiting staff are definitely under...More

Thank ElseeT
Reviewed September 22, 2018

We were staying at a local B&B and the lady suggested we go to Louies for dinner. We hadn't made a booking but the owner was really friendly and fitted us in. The staff were very attentive bringing us water and the menu blackboards straight...More

1  Thank 993anitat
Reviewed August 7, 2018

I decided to try Louie’s attracted by the good reviews others gave it and I was not disappointed. The restaurant is intimate and I was made to feel welcome. It was a pleasure to be in a restaurant which felt individual - and not just...More

1  Thank JRD1000
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...More

Thank Gail1900
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...More

Thank FionaTainsh
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March 30, 2018|
Response from InvercargillTOP10HP | Reviewed this property |
I went past the other day and it was open, I think it was closed simply because it was Good Friday which is usually a public holiday here :)
Catherine S
March 7, 2015|
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Response from discodave c |
530 to late wed to sat all oter times by arrangementt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 2913
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