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Paddington Arms

$$ - $$$
British, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-215 8156
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner there on 17 March the meal was absolutely fabulous and the service was even better. Hats off to the Chef and his wonderful friendly and top personality staff. For the seven of us it was a great night out thank you to all

1 Thank gidgetf9
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff would be up there as the most upbeat staff in the Southern Hemisphere; efficient, warm and helpful. And then came the meal... my Fillet Mignon was faultless and special, topped with fine crispy curls of sweet potato and drizzled with tasty savoury sauce on a bed of perfect mash and carefully roasted vegetables. For dessert I went with an... More 

1 Thank Karmen H
Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Found this on TripAdvisor as it was nearby to where we were staying. Lovely little gastro pub, was empty when we arrived early in the evening. Good selection of drinks and food. I had the Pork Buns to start which were amazing! My dad had the scallops. Nice sized for starters. Then we both went for the lamb shank for... More 

1 Thank Chapmans4g
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130 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The Menu was simple with nothing over $20.Good size meal with lots to choose from about twelve.Garlic bread different ,in slices with cheese on enough for four.Desserts were nice ,try the sampler.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to eat! Well portioned and delicious meals for a very reasonable price. Three well sized courses for less than $60, you don't find that all that often. We recommend the pork bun starter. Service was prompt and friendly. Ice buckets could be provided with bottles of wine though. Nevertheless, we'll most definitely be back!

1 Thank Lyndsay_NZ
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Another visit, and still superb even at the busy end of year. Staff pleasant & helpful. Food of good quality & value especially for the price. Great if you're on a budget with $20 mains.

Thank 975philt
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Recently we revisited Paddington Arms with a family group and were really pleased with the ambiance of the restaurant, the quality of the food, the friendliness of the staff and the reasonable pricing.

Thank BillWvetcyclist
Mudgee, Australia
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197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We have been touring NZ and thought a cheaper meal was an option tonight. Unfortunately, the quality matched the price ... good, but not great. In the end, however, it didn't finish all that much cheaper than the "better" restaurants. Everything was okay ... that's all.

1 Thank Jeff W
Invercargill, New Zealand
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful meal best steak I've ever tasted cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly and helpful the surroundings nice definitely recommend this place.

Thank karen d
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been here several times now and never been let down. Friendly staff, prompt service and great food.

1 Thank 190ady

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$19
British, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Bainfield Road, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-215 8156
Do you love the comfort of English Pub inspired food, with a personal Southland twist? Would you enjoy a diverse, high quality menu using the very best of Southland’s products at reasonable prices for all age groups? Do you sometimes want a break from cooking for your family or partner, and enjoy a warm, cosy, and relaxing evening?Then you have come across the only Invercargill Restaurant that will over deliver on all your wishes.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?