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The Rocks Cafe

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101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-218 7597
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10:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 09:00
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 09:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Nelson
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast service and tasty meal. Seafood chowder packed full of seafood and no fillers such as potato and carrot that some restaurants use, so highly rated. We also tried salmon which was beautifully presented and the blue cod main which was tasty if a little light on salad. Highly recommended / medium price range.

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Thank krisnz
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and attentive staff. Food is very reasonably piced and very generous portions, but the steak wasn't the best cut.

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Thank CRyan022
West Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us dined here recently and all gave it 4-5 stars. Wonderful steaks, prawns, and chowder, nicely presented, good drinks and a decent wine list. Met the owner chef who might have made sure our meals came out fine but that's what a good head chef / manager should do. Reservations recommended on weekends. Some outdoor seating if crowded... More 

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Thank Robert R
Christchurch
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat early and had the deal on two courses for $? We both ordered the chowder and were totally amazed by the flavours. There was not a hint of frozen sea food mix in sight. The soup was filled with beautiful home smoked fish, mussels and lots of other goodies. It was delicious Fully recommend

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Thank kiwi_737
Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to Invercargill and ate here on recommendation. I'm glad I did. Our waitress was lovely, prompt and efficient. I chose the Surf and Turf (Beef & Reef?). The steak was cooked perfectly and very tender. The scallops were delicious, the jus was really good. I couldn't tell you about the half crab as they didn't... More 

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Thank Lesley B
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is fantastic real taste of New Zealand I love the food!!!! it is one of my favourite places to eat in Invercargill

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Thank annamP2830TY
Invercargill, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Constantly good food. We have always had quality meals served here tasting fresh and flavoursome. Staff friendly and helpful. Meal in August was really nice. You can enjoy a really nice atmosphere as well

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Thank Maggy20152015
Point Cook, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our meal tonight was outstanding, friendly staff and a chef that takes pride in the meals he serves. Thanks Tony for an outstanding meal very much value for money and delicious.

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Thank Keellie
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent food. Ideal for lunch or if you are limited for time. We had heard a lot about the restaurant when we moved to Invercargill and were not dissapointed

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Hubbie had the steak and his very particular, I had the Pork, there was so much meat I struggled. We squeezed in the most amazing puddings, he had lemon cheesecake and I had banoffe. OMG I died and went to heaven! Amazing !!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
06:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 7597

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?