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“Great meal, large servings”

Ziff's Cafe Bar Ltd
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Ranked #17 of 120 Restaurants in Invercargill
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Barbecue, Australian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 15 October 2019

Lovely and warm, fire was going so that was great on a cold day. Our meals were great, large servings and very yummy. Staff were polite and friendly. Overall fantastic evening.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

Staff are lovely . Polite , helpful and nothing is to much trouble for them .Excellent service .The food was lovely . The premises is nice and clean ( including the toilets ) .

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank John W
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Reviewed 23 September 2019 via mobile

You gotta read between the lines once in a while on a TA review and I can’t understand some of the horrible reviews. SUre, you can have a bad waitress or hit the place on a bad day...but i was brought here with a little trepidation by several locals - pretty worldly people who know their way around food...
And it was very good. Not extraordinary, but it is unfair to compare a place like this to, say, Commanders Palace in New Orleans, or some such. It’s just a very solid, nice, clean, well decorated restaurant. Friendly service from the minute we walked in the door. Solid menu with a variety of pub and nicer than pub food. Drinks were brought quickly.
Cons? A bit noisy; had a hard time understanding people at the table. Couldn’t quite figure out parking as there were only about 4 spaces in front; i guess there is parking along the road in some spaces. Waitress never asked me if i wanted another beer ; well, that’s not quite true; toward the end of the meal someone. - i think a manager - asked us how everything was and whether anyone needed another drink....but i was driving and that would’ve been too close to leaving.
Good beer selection.
Most people got blue cod and chips.
I got seafood chowder which was excellent.
I also got bangers and mash, for a variety of reasons...first i like sausage, second it was relatively inexpensive and i was a guest so I didn’t want to be ostentatious. British cuisine - at least traditional. - is still not high on my list, but the sausage was good; the food was fresh and appetizing, as much as a brown sauce with peas can be, but everyone else’s fish and chips looked beautiful. The person across from me ordered a side of fries/chips and i was coveting them the whole evening; they looked terrific.
So all in all, not only does this place punch higher than it seems based on its TA reviews but i would go back in a second and probably will.
So anyway, it seems a few of the 1-2 star reviews were from locals, and a couple appeared to be from the same day and group (similar complaints) so maybe there was a local issue, competition, the owner didn’t date the patron in high school, ex spouse who knows....

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank chimayred
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Reviewed 17 September 2019

Ate here with friends. Loved the warm friendly atmosphere. The cafe style food was excellent, well presented and the portions were generous. Great place to go if you have a range of ages to please. The snack menu (but actually meal sized) is much cheaper than the main menu - and between the two menus, everyone will find something to their taste.
The service was excellent; prompt, friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

Always a first class meal nicely presented and great service menu could be better.Everyone enjoyed their meal.Kids menu could have chicken nuggets

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Lorraine M
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