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Waxy's Irish Pub

90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 0313
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (7 reviews)
“hot pot” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such an awesome culinary experience. The service was beyond this world!!!! Friendly staff. The only thing was that the mash potatoes were very dry though this was partially made up for by the most tender lamb and perfectly done vegetables.

Thank Hendrik B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is as good as any for nice food eg as good as any of the restaurants in Taupo, and many of the high profile hotels I have stayed at e.g. in Auckland.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I ate at Waxy’s tonight and really enjoyed our meals. He had the chicken penne pasta and I had the salmon. Both were absolutely delicious. I have a long list of food allergies, including to many spices, and I was thrilled that...More

Thank Lauri G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family took friends to Macy's for a meal a good selection of low cost food in a friendly atmosphere.

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a late dinner on the way from the airport to Te Anau. The staff were hospitable and friendly, the food and drinks good. The original old bar is amazing solid wood and more than a hundred years old! Very welcoming place....More

Thank Kovit S
Hamish B, Manager at Waxy's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for calling in on your way through. I hope the rest of your stay in N.Z had a similar effect.

Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Lumpy mash. Good shanks. Dry pork. Overall average eat. Should be a 3 star. 4 on a good day........... .More

Thank Nathan D
Hamish B, Manager at Waxy's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry that your meal wasn't up to our usual high standards. I remember talking to you in regards to the pork and mash. I did try and rectify it for you but you said it was fine, so there wasn't much more I could do...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

What a lovely place, great food, terrific service and lovely ambiance. We are coming back soon, great southern welcome for the Burt Munro Challenge

Thank Taranaki2
Hamish B, Manager at Waxy's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Appreciate the comment. Pleased you enjoyed your time in the sunny south and with us. And look forward to when you come back

Reviewed 3 February 2018

We had a weekend in Invercargill and decided to go to Waxys for dinner as it was in our motel restaurant folio book. We were met with really friendly service and had a great meal. I had the bangers and mash which was delicious.I would...More

Thank bohica-nz
Hamish B, Manager at Waxy's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Thanks bohica-nz. The banger's are popular. We are pleased you had a great experience with us. We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 22 January 2018

We ate here 1 night while staying in town. My partner had the meat challenge, whist I had the penne pasta with pumpkin & spinach in a red pesto & white wine sauce. This was absolutely delicious. My partner enjoyed the meat challenge and we...More

Thank susieb20
Reviewed 4 January 2018

We decided to dine here on New Years Day as we wanted something hearty. The girls who served us that evening we're very friendly and looked after us. The food was good pub grub and worth the money! The pub it's self was nice.

Thank CKBackpacker
Hamish B, Manager at Waxy's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2018

Thanks for the review! make sure you swing baack through at a later date

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 0313
Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.
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