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“Break from Soccer Tournament”
Review of The Kiln

The Kiln
Ranked #17 of 117 Restaurants in Invercargill
Price range: US$8 - US$32
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed October 3, 2018

While in Invercargill recently for our grandson's soccer tournament, we took the opportunity between games to get out of the rain & cold. We intended to go to the Speights Ale House but we could not get a handy car park, so we headed to the Kiln to try & warm up and grab a bite to eat. We sat beside the gas fire and ordered our meals. Grandson chose the chicken tenders, hubby chose the beef burger and fries and I chose the Salt & Pepper Squid Salad - salad being the operative word. The plate was full of salad and there were only 7 small pieces of squid placed round the edge of the plate - come on chef, don't be so stingy!!! Squid isn't an endangered species and isn't that expensive! I would have been lucky to have been given a quarter of one!! I was still hungry after that so ordered a dessert - Vanilla Panna Cotta served with cream, ice cream and a berry compote. This was very nice although was slightly firm textured - more than the recipe I make. Grandson ordered the White Chocolate & Raspberry Cheesecake. This was a huge portion - 13 year old grandson only ate about a quarter of it. Hubby & I tried to finish it for him, but it was very sickly - no white chocolate or raspberry flavour - just cream cheese - no wonder he didn't finish his favourite dessert! Think the Kiln will be off our eating places in Invercargill for quite a while.

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Thank SouthernFoody1957
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

I arrived not expecting much on a quiet Monday night but was presently surprised by how delicious my meal was, i was seated near the fire which was nice on a damp August night. I just wanted a good tasty meal and that’s what i got. Beautifully cooked monkfish with broccoli and whole roasted new potatoes. It was a pleasant change too to not have to pay extra for a serving of vegetables so i thought this was value for money. Service was friendly.

Thank JRD1000
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Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Had Lunch with friends at the Kiln the pumpkin soup which was soup of the day was cold tasteless and had fatty bacon in it that was not cooked properly with no seasoning

Thank Juanita M
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Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Lovely cosy fire and the food when it arrived it was very nice. Saturday linch time felt the staff were more interested in cleaning and chatting than serving thank goodness the food was awesome. Really loved the ambiance of the restaurant hopefully service will be better in next visit.

Thank milnefamily71
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

Arrived approx 6.45pm to a cold space and restaurant with approx 8/9 tables full. Staff were pleasant and couldn’t fault them but we waited until 8.15 for our meals to arrive! Two other tables that arrived after us were served food before us! Our meals were less than average, the fish of the day, being blue cod which should flake, was solid and the duck was over cooked! Won’t be back.

Thank SharonP3064
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