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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2019

We had a large group to dinner over the Easter weekend. I was not that impressed - My meal took ages to come out and it was a warm chicken salad. Actually what I got was not a warm chicken salad but fried popcorn chicken...(like KFC or Macdonalds) on some mixed lettuce. So not very happy with that. My partner got the burger which he said was ok... and my daughter had the carbonara which she did not eat saying it looked awful & greasy - so ended up just having garlic bread for dinner - what a waste....More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 4 February 2019

Had not been for years and it is still as great as ever a lovely place to take the family or for big groups of people. Not expensive at all and your always full no matter how much your used to eating. If you have...children very relaxed with a children's menu $7.50 for tea or you can do tea for 12.50 (around about) and includes pudding and drink and very welcoming to children with a wee area to play and high chairs provided. You cook your own meat on a bbq for the adult meals which is fun too.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

My husband and I had very nice meals lunchtime Sunday. Steak was cooked to perfection. Our other meal was a very good size roast. Staff were very pleasant as was the atmosphere. Certainly visit for a meal again.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Took my kids for a meal, my 10 year old loves the idea of cooking his own meat so found this great, however there wasnt really anything smaller on the menu for my daughter who ended up with chicken nuggets and chips, perhaps a single...chicken kebab meal would be an idea?? Anyway can't complain about the meat as cooked it myself, have been several times and enjoy the experience!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Nicky W, Manager at Big Willys Sports Bar and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for your feedback rach. Glad you enjoyed your experience here at big willys. We do have available a meal called a teen meal where you get 2 kebabs 2 salads a a small serve chips and if you still wanted to go smaller...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Went there for my niece's 16th Birthday and the service was really slow, no mushroom sauce in the bain marie and then when somebody asked for some it took 30 minutes to arrive at the table at this stage the meals were all finished. Once...we had finished our meals we had a cake brought out sung happy birthday and we all got a piece of cake. At this time the staff thought it was a good idea to clean the grills with what i assume was fire dog and the whole area smelt horrible, like chemicals. We all had to leave and congregated outside for a little while before the cold got the better of us all and we headed our separate ways. Not the best experience.More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Vaule for money,good range of meals to choose from...Great staff members and nice and relax place to have a meal

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on a quiet Friday night, two adults, two children. The service was amazing. We were greeted immediately, had options explained to us. The children's meals were ready nice and quick, with the wee tokens to trade in for their drinks and desserts. The...staff were very patient with Mr 5 who just thought everything was cool and exciting. The meals are standard pub meals with the added twist of cooking your own meat. And unending supplies of sour cream for the huge, delicious baked potatoes. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great deal of food to choose from, cook your own meat while chatting to others. Pricing is reasobable whether you are couple or in a crowd they aim to please.

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

Horrible over cooked fish. They either don't know or don't care to cook reasonable battered fish. Even fish and chip shops can get that right!

Date of visit: April 2015
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Reviewed 4 February 2015

Superb family restaurant and very large venue and terrific prices for large families. The staff are very friendly and informative with how this system works. I love cooking my own meat its very interactive with your fellow guests at table and restaurant, plenty of salad...choices and far more hyienge with allocated bowls than the previous free for all. Light and spacious restaurant... would make fantastic wedding venue too. Try it ... has lots of choices to suit. Cheaper drinks and sundae's etc for kids.More

Date of visit: January 2015
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Reviewed 11 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I normally do not like restaurants where you cook your own meat but this restaurant was great. Nice selection of salads, a baked potato, sauces etc... Really enjoyed the meal

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Reviewed 30 March 2013

Took a huge group here recently and it wasn't good.I have been here many times and have enjoyed it most times but not tonight.We went up to get some meat and they only had some selection of some meats lefted.We asked if they had more...and they replyed that they had.I didn't like how they were forcing us to buy the "lefted over dry stuff" before displaying what else they had on the menu (very deceaving).The salads were very bland and tasteless and actually regretted getting them.The lamb steak was ok, but not as good as a mates which was fresher and bloodier, which they bought out once the last one (my one) was bought.Very, very hit and miss weather you will get a good bit of meat or not.The staff could be a bit more friendlier as well, it doesn't hurt to smile.More

Date of visit: March 2013
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

I have visited Big Willy's many times ova the years. Hyienge is a huge thing for me when eating out and Big Willy's is # 1 for it. The food is brilliant and i especially like how you get to dine out yet you get...to cook your meat just the way you want it. Family atmosphere is there aswell. The staff are very helpful and always smiling.More

Date of visit: May 2012
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

I LOVE this place. The kids love it too. The Food is GREAT ..... the mushroom sauce is awesome!!! They also have a wee games area for the children .

Date of visit: August 2012
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

You get to choose your favorite meat and cook it on the big indoor BBQ. A different concept but we enjoy it and the choice of steaks is great. Have chicken pork and lamb as well

Date of visit: March 2012
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BIG WILLYS SPORTS BAR AND GRILL, Invercargill - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Big Willys Sports Bar and Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4