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PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$42
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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went for a Sunday lunch, arrived about 12.40pm. Only about 5 other tables taken. Ordered coffee and a peppermint Tea, Blue Cod for my Dad and Vegetarian burger for myself. Meal took almost an hour to arrive (only 1 other table remaining by this stage)....Dads Blue cod was two small pieces less than 10cms each, far from a fillet - more like fish bites and cost just under $30. The Vege pattie was luke warm at best. Waitress was inexperienced and inept at handling the situation (no sign of a manager). Agreed to refund Vege meal after speaking with the chef. I will not stop here for lunch againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was told about this dish last night while enjoying Goat Bach strap in the sports bar. I have been thinking of it all day… Was I disappointed??? Far from it. The flavour was to die for. Tender and well presented. The waiting staff. Are...great and have a personality too👍 If your in Invercargill and want a good quality meal without the price. Look no further I will be back 😊More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently as a family of four with 2 boys under six. We had a great time, the waitresses were fantastic and stepped in with colouring pages and pencils for the kids. They curated our meal so the kids dinner came with starters and their...dessert came with our mains. This really made our night easier and definitely guarantees that we will be back. The meals were amazing and had so much flavour . Thankyou :)More

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both loved our food and the staff were awesome. Thank you ❤️🌺❤️ We shall definitely not wait so long to return.

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Best restaurant meal we've had in 2022. My partner had the fillet steak which was cooked just right. The jus and mashed potato were lovely- he said from the first bit he knew it would be a great meal. I had the vension...loin which was perfectly cooked and well matched w a kumara mash and jus. Presentation of both meals was excellent 👌 The wait staff were friendly but needed a little training. The wine selection was a bit light. The small bread (entree) was far too big for 2 people to share and a bit plain, and the butter needed more interest. But overall would recommend - the quality of the food far outweighed a few gripes about the service.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good when it finally arrived. Sadly some of us didn’t get an entree and it was just on 2 hours before we got our main. Not good when hungry!

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022

Devine flavoursome food well presented. Attentive, efficient yet friendly wait staff. Food just took a bit longer to arrive than expected...but it was worth the wait! Will recommend to friends & family.

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Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 30 June 2022

We went early as we had our granddaughter with us, but there were good numbers already in the restaurant - which was nice and warm. The wait staff were great and there was a good selection on the menu. Fish of the day (I am...told) was excellent. Not too long to wait for food and verry good valueMore

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Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

Great service. Fish was cooked to perfection and very well presented. Recommend the Chilli Chocolate tart, big serving and full of flavour. This has been my second visit to the restaurant whilst on business.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022 via mobile

The food was amazing, but the service was subpar. Never got offered drinks after our initial order, had to chase down the waitress for water for our table, and had to wait over an hour just for 3 entrées to come out. Then when paying...the waitress couldn't have been more sour. Have always loved coming here, but after Saturday night we won't be back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Gail P
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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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