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“Interesting (but unrelated) namefor the Invercargill restaurant!”
Review of Buster Crabb

Buster Crabb
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Ranked #6 of 119 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, 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 27 April 2024

Another recommendation on our South Island that didn't quite meet the expectations. Ambiance was nice enough, pleasant staff but where was the lemon (apart from the grilled garnish) on the salmon?? Also, sauces were quite tick and not flavoursome, shame. With some improvement there is potential for Buster Crabb, I would like to see that.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Thank Nalini N
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

Can’t believe this is not number 1 in Invercargill. Spent the last 3 weeks travelling the length on NZ and was the best we have had. Bluff oyster 3 ways for entrees, seafood salad, blue cod with burnt butter, Spanish seafood and NY strip.

Staff were perfect and price was very reasonable for what we received

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 March 2024 via mobile

The bluff oysters with lemon and vinegar were delicious. A bit expensive, but I think on par with other restaurants. Our main courses of salmon and cod were cooked well with lovely sides. The staff were very attentive.

Date of visit: March 2024
Thank Cathy R
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Reviewed 14 January 2024

I ordered the picanha steak- medium rare with a peppercorn sauce and roast veggies. The veggies and sauce were perfection- juicy on the inside and crispy outside. The steak was rare even though I requested medium rare and served on breadcrumbs that reminded of sawdust. The chili oil was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Thank SonjaPrinslooMuller
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Reviewed 11 December 2023

ridiculous wine 'customs' / rules / bylaws preclude sane practice notwithstanding- can't do this can't do that = overpriced mediocre selections on carte des vins no byo allowed nor taking home un consumed but PAID FOR product- staff are marvelous youthful enthusiastic made our evening enjoyable- ambience unremarkeable- food better than 'good' - steaks char broiled excellence- sides ok - 3 tiny chili prawns underwhelmed when spending 200$ plus dinner for 2 - value questionable.

Date of visit: November 2023
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