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The Foundry

$$ - $$$, Healthy,
181 North Road | Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-215 9085
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good18%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (8 reviews)
“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“peas” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Healthy, New Zealand, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
181 North Road | Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Impressed with this venue. Open area but easy to talk. Good friendly service. Meal was amazing. Not full of salad & chips. Well balanced, good amount of meal and beautifully cooked. Dessert was a little small for price but very nice - needed more! Only...More

Thank Bionickate2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great around place to dine, either restaurant quality, bar meal,to go for a drink or a nite out. Went and had a bar meal on Friday I,had heard only good things about this place. Really good service good meals at really good...More

Thank Denise H
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Denise, Thanks for your great response and taking the time to post your review, it is very much appreciated. Regards, Joshua Hyde Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Good pub fare. But the lamb and pork were off the menu. We tried all three versions of the steak. Garlic butter portion was huge. Pepper sauce had an earthy flavour. Good service. Nice atmosphere.More

Thank 1960WarrenW
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Warren, Thank you for dining with us at the Foundry Restaurant. The Ribeye steak is one of our popular dishes on our menu, I'm glad you got the opportunity to try this with all three sauces.4 All 3 sauces, Garlic butter, Peppercorn sauce and...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Friendly and great service the service was very sharp and the atmosphere was ideal..the food was perfect...thanks to all involved

Thank Tim G
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tim, Thank you for taking the time to post your great feedback, it is very much appreciated! I am happy to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us. I hope to see you again soon! Regards, Joshua Hyde Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 14 April 2018

Great service from lovely staff, the waitress was lovely and had great recommendations which i followed and the food was spectacular! My stomach is so full I will recommend this place to everyone. Thank you The Foundry

Thank victoriag1990
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Victoria, I'm delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful dining experience with us. Thank you for your great response! Regards, Joshua Hyde Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 13 March 2018

We arrived with our Dad who is in a rest home close by, to have some oysters for lunch. Unfortunately because the season has just started they didn't have any first grade ones available. But the staff went out of their way to have some...More

Thank maggielford
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi There, I am pleased to hear we were able to go the extra mile for you and supply you with an alternative. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Kind Regards, Joshua Hyde Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 12 March 2018

We went to the Foundry for my sisters birthday the service was great the meal variety was very good I had the Calamari and the rest of my family had the chicken bacon salad well presented and very tasty, wine was lovely The desserts wow...More

Thank Diane Y
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Diane, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. It is very much appreciated. I am glad to hear your dining experience with us was a good one. I am happy to hear you got the chance to try one of our...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Amazing place have been twice now and both times enjoyed it and the food is amazing! I will definitely be back

Thank Briana M
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi Briana! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience here at The Foundry. We look forward to seeing you again soon :) Kind Regards, Joshua Hyde Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We were welcomed and seated by helpful friendly staff member. We chose the lamb for 2 share platter with roast potatoes, roast pumpkin, carrots and peas, with a mint jus and GF gravy. Delicious!!, so much left over - great value for money. A lovely,...More

Thank phazey
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Hi There, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am delighted to hear you had such a wonderful experience with us and am happy to hear how much you enjoyed your meal. The Lamb Shoulder is defiantly a popular dish :). I...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Starter arrived before wine. After wine (bubbles) was delivered, poured and waiter left we noticed it was not what was ordered but a cheaper label. The starter of prawns was so seasoned the prawn flavour was completely lost. One main (salmon) was meant to be...More

Thank David G
JoshuaHyde, Manager at The Foundry, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2018

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to place your feedback. I have spoken with out Head Chef. It saddens me to hear feedback like this but we also appreciated you pointing this out to us so we can improve. On the night the...More

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Mel T
18 January 2018|
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Response from JoshuaHyde | Property representative |
Hi Mel, We have both a Restaurant and a Tavern at our establishment. Your daughter had entered the Tavern and was wanting to purchase a meal. As by law, no one under the age of 18 Is allowed in the Tavern without there... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 North Road | Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-215 9085
  • E-mail
Description
Completed in November 2016, The Foundry is a brand new restaurant and bar with ambiance, style and quality decor. Not only can you enjoy the spectacular atmosphere on offer, but you can also reap the benefits of a modern menu featuring seasonally selected dishes. Come in for a long lunch, lazy brunch or intimate dinner for two. Whatever you desire, we have something to suit every occasion. We are also open for coffee and lunch from 11am on Saturday and Sunday, and all other days from 5pm. Park in our spacious carpark off Gimblett Street and come on in. We look forward to seeing you.
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