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PRICE RANGE
$24 - $68
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
European, Healthy, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Wine and Beer
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All reviews beef cheeks goat steak mashed potatoes bread oysters fish of the day great meal food was amazing cooked to perfection extensive menu the wait staff courtesy coach great restaurant great night blue cod hare
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very intentive staff Casual and still polite Probably best euro style food in town Thank you to the staff front and kitchen

Date of visit: February 2024
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind words, Tom! we look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to TSC for an early dinner after a weekend in the Catlins and the food - Southern fried chicken and mashed potatoes for me, and duck for my companion - was fresh tasty, hot and delicious. But what made the restaurant one we...cant wait to return to was to lovely service which was attentive but relaxed. The bread and garlic butter would feed a family of four, and our server happily parclled it up for us to have for breakfast next morning (and it was delicious). If youre in the locale, pop in. In fact, it might even be worth a detour for, cos you wont find quality service and value like this in many places.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby had the beef checks and he said they were yummy. I had the fish special for the night lemon pepper sole with shrimp; it was delicious. We would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Maria, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have dinner at The Saucy Chef during an overnight visit to Invercargill. We are so glad we did. The food was great with some unusual, but delightfully subtle flavours. We had Lemon Sole fish with prawns and rice infused with strands of coconut. Superb!...And for dessert we had backed apple with vegan ice cream with Miso caramel sauce. We really don’t like Miso but this dish was awesome. We loved it. And to top it all off the restaurant was cosy and quiet and the service was friendly and attentive. Well done The Saucy Chef. We hope to see you on our next visit to Invercargill.More

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Date of visit: February 2024
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for y our wonderful feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the food & service at The Saucy Chef. We hope to see you again soon,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. We shared the sweetbreads which were a good size and delicious. The goat was tender and delicious. The Hare was delicious as well. The portions were perfect. We will he back and recommending you to our friends and family.

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 17 January 2024

We always really enjoy coming to this restaurant, the service is always friendly and the food is fabulous.

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Date of visit: January 2024
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Restaurant Manager, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Hi Monty, thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy to hear that you always enjoy your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 7 January 2024

A+ service . A+ food - extensive menu , food beautifully presented and cooked . Desert menu best we’ve seen for a while . Poached apple with vegan ice cream heavenly!!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Restaurant Manager, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2024

Thank you so much for your kind words! We're happy to hear that you always enjoy your experience at our restaurant. We look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

I’m in Invercargill on business and I’ve eaten here 3 times in the past week. Each meal has been fantastic in every way. I will be back.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

That is so good to hear! thank you so much for your kind words .

Reviewed 10 December 2023

Had dinner here with friends. When we arrived we were greeted by the friendly staff and taken to our table. Service was very friendly and efficient. The food was very delicious. All in all we had a lovely evening.

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Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 25 November 2023 via mobile

What more can one said but WOW!!! I’m in Invercargill for work and have been to the saucy chef for dinner tonight and it was absolutely amazing. I had the beef cheeks and it would have to be right up there with the best meal...I’ve EVER eaten, just delicious .. I will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023

The restaurant was comfortable, food was excellent, staff recommendations for local wines was perfect. Service between courses was perfectly timed, we never felt rushed or forgotten. Staff was also very attentive and we never had to ask for water or anything else.

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Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

The meals were excellent and large portions The only downside was that after an hour and a half they appeared to have lost our order (again) otherwise I would have given 5 Starz. Prices are creating up too

Date of visit: October 2023
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2023

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals and the portions sizes. We are sorry to hear that the service was slow, and we will definitely be taking your feedback on board for future improvement.

Reviewed 8 October 2023 via mobile

If you want a selection of local food this is the place to go... make sure you go to the last page of the menu. The leg of hare was fantastic with risotto cooked correctly..still had that crunchy bite to it. If you're not into...goat or venison then there are plenty of choices on other pages of menu. Great food, great atmosphere, great service.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Madison O'Kane, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you so much for this wonderful feedback and we are so happy to hear that you had a great experience at The Saucy Chef. We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 20 August 2023 via mobile

The Ambience of the dining room is amazing. The menu choice is extensive and intriguing. Meals were of very good size, no one was leaving hungry. My absolute favorite place in invercargill to dine.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Restaurant Manager, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2023

We are so happy to hear you that you had a good experience here at The Saucy Chef. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 8 August 2023

We were looking for some where that was interesting and tasty. We had a lovely dinner with fantastic food and great service. The atmosphere was very pleasant with back ground music that was soft and appropriate. We look forward to dinning there again.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Restaurant Manager, General Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2023

We are so happy to hear that you had a good dining experience her at The Saucy Chef. We look forward to seeing you again.

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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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THE SAUCY CHEF ON ST ANDREW, Invercargill - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5