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“Rivetting and exciting food with service par excellence”
Review of Buster Crabb

Buster Crabb
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Ranked #6 of 118 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We have a lovely warm and inviting restaurant. We use all locally sourced product with very generous servings with an emphasis on the meat portion of the meal. Our steaks are 250gms up to the "Donald Trump Choker", which is 500gm and cooked slowly over 20 hours. We use fresh Blue Cod and locally caught wild Venison. Buster Crabb is the best choice
Reviewed 19 February 2021

Buster crabs is named after captain buster crabs who was a navy diver and the inspiration for James Bond 007 written by Ian fleming.
The menu is hilirious themed as a new paper peppered with real news articles related to the legendary Buster crabs and their own delicious food.
Now I love burgers, I like them big, wide and not tall but most of all generous.
I brought the steak burger.
Wow wee.
This baby has a medium rare porterhouse type steak, surrounded with onion relish, stuff all salad and beautiful soft brioche buns. Its not just the best burger in invercargill, but one of the best burgers I've ever had in my life.
On the side was a delicious duck fat potatos and washed down with a couple of refreshing handles of speights.
Now the food was immaculately presented and the flavors intense but not too intense, delicious, but not not fattening and delictable looking, but not enough to make the wife jealous.
The service.
Oh boy, I don't know if its in the hiring or the training, but the servers here make you feel like you are the most important person who has arrived their all day. Charming, funny and genuinely interesting in your wellbeing. Its a place where you can genuinely have a special human connection with wait staff. And maybe even a friend.
The desserts are next level. I brought the pistachio creme brulee.
The pistachios had been candied in brown sugar and were unnecessarily decadant.
The geneous portion of creme brulee has more than enough to satisfy custard, topped with a thick cracky shatter of caramelised sugar.
Delicious vanilla icecream, with a base o plain mascapone.
This chef is seriously just showing off.

A absoloutely superb dinner. I would highly reccomend it to anybody.
Most spectacularly they remembered me on my second visit and welcomed me like a long lost friend.

Do yourself a favor. Treat yourself. Let you and your family be treated like royalty.

Give buster crabs a go. You'll love it, it'll be the highlight of your week, your month or even your year.

Date of visit: February 2021
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1  Thank Wellingtown
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Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

Absolutely great atmosphere and wonderful
Food
Above all the service was second to none
We were in a party of 8 and restaurant managed our group so well and the recommendations around dishes and wine were excellent
At the end of the evening owner provided a free taxi service back to our motel, standard service we were tolls also
Thank you for a great night of food and service we will be back for sure

Date of visit: November 2020
2  Thank kldmekci
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Reviewed 14 February 2021

Fabulous lunch after a fun morning digging. Service was excellent and staff recommended other interesting places we might like to visit. Food tasted great. We will be back! Thank you.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank CloudsChCh
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Reviewed 30 January 2021

The most amazing start to our Southland holiday. Picked up by the restaurant, ordered early, delicious cocktails and friendly service. Thank you so much.

Date of visit: January 2021
Thank elattey
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Reviewed 10 January 2021

Amazing food, superb service made this the highlight of our South Island trip.
It was so good and so many options on the menu we went two nights in a row!
Do yourself a favour and check this place out.

Well done to the whole Buster Crabb team, we’ll be back!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Thank KevinA4250
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