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Ziff's Cafe Bar Ltd

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141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
+64 3-213 0501
10:30 - 23:30
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice place on a nice day when you can dine outside. The inside is old and dated and seats were uncomfortable. Good selection on menu but we found prices on the high side

Thank Philip35
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived and was taken to our table. The waitress read out the specials. We ordered our meal. I got the salmon and my partner got the pork. The salmon was dry and the veges were potatoes with two tiny pieces of kumara. I could not eat all of mine. If I wanted a plate of potatoes I would have ordered... More 

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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have driven past ziff thousands of times. I should have eaten there sooner, the staff are friendly and proffesional. I ordered the seafood chowder from the very reasonably priced menu and enjoyed every last spoonfull, perhaps the best seafood chowder I have ever eaten. The flavour was about what you expect from seafood chowder, what made it stand out... More 

Thank Reuel T
New Zealand
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89 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with my Parents. It's actually a really cool looking bar/restaurant. We were promptly seated. The chairs looked comfortable but each of ours were very wobbly - not sure what the problem was there. The waitresses were friendly. All three of us ordered their "specialty" Crispy Chicken. The meal came out and it was huge in size... More 

Thank liliz
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We had a one night stay in Invercargill and came across this hidden little gem. Food was exceptional, in fact we would go as far as saying it was the best we had on our travels during both north and south islands! Service was great with a big shout out for the front of house girl herself, Amanda. Nothing was... More 

Thank kimhoran
New Zealand
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101 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Amazing food, amazing service and the specials board is always worth a look, and the pie is always worth ordering. The parking is really restricted but there is normally some off road parking. Well worth a visit.

Thank JandDinNZ
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84 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were three very elderly and deaf lunch customers. The staff were exceptionally tolerant of our slowness and requests for a quiet place to eat. The blue cod was very well presented. A large helping with generous salad and chips. The batter was crisp and the fish of top quality. great value for $26. The sea food chowder was excellent... More 

1 Thank GrahamChristchurch
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62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Sunday evening. Very helpful staff although a wee bit forgetful with some of the drinks orders, however my wife did not recognise any of the wines on offer so was offered a couple of free tastings which was good of them to do. We ordered a mix of the venison, rib eye and chicken pie... More 

Thank asf051
Dundee, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with family. The platter was amazing. 4 of us but could have fed 6. Good value. Nicely finished decor. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit if you are in Invercargill. A bit out of the centre but has a shuttle bus.

Thank VStrom83
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244 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Good food with friendly staff serving typical Southland pub style food. The menu includes a daily soup, seafood chowder, burger with fries and other similar style food. I had the chicken salad which was nice. There are some light bite options but they still seem quite large for lunch time! The ambiance inside is friendly and warm and it's convenient... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Bar, International, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-213 0501

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?