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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1980
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“goat” (22 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (19 reviews)
“steak” (35 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing meals, well satisfied with 4 out of 4 meals. We had the baked salmon, beer battered blue cod, southern style fried chicken and the goat shank. Also had the Eton mess and raspberry & white chocolate mud cake with sorbet for desserts, both of...More

Thank Nathalie W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at this restaurant need proper training. Being constantly referred to as "youus", an uneducated version of referring to the customer, is very wrong and down grades the restaurant. The menu is very comprehensive. Unfortunately the only meal that delivered was the seafood chowder....More

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was like a hotel dining space where you have breakfast. The decor is sterile. The service was very good. The starter of salt n pepper squid was nice. The main was a let down. I ordered Beefalo steak ( a hybrid cow n bison...More

Thank Belaqua
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a bit of a tricky one to review. We had a very pleasant meal here. I would recommend the restaurant - but it didn’t feel like a 5 star restaurant. The service and staff were fantastic, if I was rating on service alone...More

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Frankly, I would never have picked this restaurant from a list. That’s because I find the name just awful. It does not at all convey the excellence of the food and the general sophistication of the place. We tried it because Emily at the Tower...More

1  Thank Ronald G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Invercargill, good for business dinners or family occasions, great choice of the most presentable southern dishes, super friendly staff and great environment. Highly recommended.

Thank Michelle Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a great place for lunch. Friendly staff and excellent food. plenty of room to relax. good wine list with local wines.

1  Thank rose740
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there rose740, Thanks for the great review, We are pleased that you enjoyed your family lunch with us. Look forward to seeing you next time. James Botting Restaurant Manager

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here several times. It's pretty hit and miss whether you'll get a good meal. Unfortunately it's more miss than hit. The resaurant is typical of those owned by the local liquor licensing trust. Expect expensive low quality food. For the latest experience I...More

Thank Kelwyn O
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Kelwyn O, We are disappointed to hear about your unsatisfactory experience you had with us, i can assure you this is not of our usual standard. It would be very much appreciated if you please contact us so we can get more details...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based solely on Trip Advisor reviews, we chose The Saucy Chef for a family Christmas get together. Their Brunch menu was perfect - something for everyone including two tempting vegetarian options. The waitress was amazing! Friendly, great food recommendations and super accommodating. We were a...More

1  Thank kat_irons
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Kat_irons, Thankyou very much for a great review! we work really hard to offer the best food and the best atmosphere possible so i am happy to see that reflected on your visit. I have passed on your great feedback to your waitress...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this place to eat by the motel we were staying at. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent. Would love to eat here again if ever in Invercargill

1  Thank Elizabeth G
thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elizabeth G, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us, we would love to see you next time your are down in Invercargill. James Botting Restaurant Manager

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Gail P
24 March 2017|
Response from thesaucychef2017 | Property representative |
Good Evening Gail, We are child friendly restaurant and at this stage do have availability for 10 people on 6th April at 7pm. If you could please email us with contact details or book online. Apologies for not being able... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1980
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