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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew Restaurant

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%
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“goat” (21 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (16 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (8 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A lack of enthusiasm for cooking on a Monday night led us to The Saucy Chef for dinner. We received a warm & friendly welcome, were shown to our table immediately and had our menus and a lovely glass of pinot gris in very short...More

1  Thank Helen P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Could not fault the meal , the staff or the atmosphere. Courtesy bus to and from our motel. Reasonable price with good wine selection.

1  Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the food but be prepared for huge portions! The waiter was very friendly and we had no problems whatsoever. The location is a little bit odd but the interior is very comfortable.

1  Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my work colleagues. They not only have a very pleasant atmosphere but the food was perfect. One of the best sea food chowder I had in years. Totally recommended

1  Thank tiagoo429
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for my husband's birthday and it was a great experience. We had the beef cheeks (huge portion) and the goat's loin (regular-large size portion). The flavors on both dishes were amazing! For dessert we shared a Etom Mess, it wasn't the best we...More

1  Thank Joice G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is popular. It was jumping when we were there. The staff were attentive, the food great - we kept it simple: 2 x creamy seafood chowders, 1 x scallops wrapped with pancetta and 1 x seafood salad - all great. The beverages on...More

1  Thank Barney53727
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered a sea food chowder and had the ice cream for dessert.The food is of high quality and perfectly cooked.Friendly and efficient staff.Fast service in spite of long queues.Highly recommend.

1  Thank 43,416
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A local recommended this place and being strangers to the area found it off the beaten track. It was humming and so warm. The food was very good and the service too. Staff were so friendly and the drinks menu was excellent. Decor reminded me...More

2  Thank Sandy R
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful. Wait staff, food, ambience. Can't believe I waited so long. Normal pricing, great food. Throughly enjoyed will definitely be back.

2  Thank Molly317
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Who would have thought you could find such a world class restaurant in Invercargill, mind you they did bring us Burt Munro. The service is 2nd to none with fun and curtesy you would expect in the high class London or Paris restaurant. Now the...More

2  Thank comm-traveler
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Gail P
24 March 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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