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Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar

142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 2913
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (22 reviews)
“tacos” (9 reviews)
“tapas” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Louie’s was recommended by our B&B host and we were not disappointed. We had lamb and Salmon. Both dishes were just great, the service was excellent. Really could not fault anything. Don’t go anywhere else in Invercargill, trust me

1  Thank Graham T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this place. It had a great vibe and buzzy atmosphere. We ordered 3 small plates to share then one main to share. We had the salmon bruschetta. The bao buns stuffed with slow cooked lamb and the salt and pepper squid and all...More

1  Thank Jan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok - well maybe Henry (the local Tuatura) was the best find, but this place was amazing, a real a foodie delight. Excellent menu, FAB service and a great vibe. We were treated according to our expectations- and this was impressive. Can’t rave enough about...More

1  Thank CHNgaki12
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

We normally take photos of our food.....yes we are one of those people, but we ate this so enthusiastically we forgot to get a picture. Then we ordered more of the buns and forgot again. Everything was delicious, the nori butter edamame, the garlic dip,...More

2  Thank winterystorm
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Service 5/5 Atmosphere 2/5 Food 3/5 Staff were great. Most of the food was nice but my pork was a little dry. They apologised and took it off the bill. We were happy to pay for it but just goes to show some restaurants no...More

1  Thank Blayne P
Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

Instantly easy going, you can tell the place has history and the owner Mana was a true Hospo personality. Started with a couple of Panhead beers and Rabbit Ranch Pinot Gris in the back courtyard with delicious Boa Buns and squid, then moved inside for...More

1  Thank Lathy
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had an excellent meal at the restaurant. The blue cod was excellent. The restaurant has good atmosphere and the service was good. Loved it and will definitely return

Thank Praxmeyer
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Without doubt this is the best restaurant in Invercargill. It might not be flash and service may appear casual but the food is excellent and definitely worth experiencing. I hadn’t been for probably 20 years but now realise what I have been missing. Will definitely...More

1  Thank PJC18
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Staff pleasant .Not a huge menu but adequate .Pork belly was a little on the dry side .Relaxing surroundings .

Thank Frances451
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very tasty meal with good service. The varied menu was so tempting. The atmosphere Was cosy but maybe a little too dark to see the good food. Always had a delicious meal when we’ve been

Thank Robyjord
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 2913
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