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The Grille

491 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1202
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“potato skins” (6 reviews)
“fondue” (5 reviews)
“pork belly” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
491 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived at The Grille at 2.50pm , ordered a coffee, I wad the only one ordering, as the restaurant had finished serving, and only half dozen diners left, just sat chatting. Five mins later, no coffee, the girl that had taken my order had disappeared....More

Thank carole s
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I bring my visiting family and friends to this cafe because it has great coffee, consistently good food and a fantastic atmosphere. Unfortunately when we recently visited the barista was really rude to myself and my elderly father. I had never encountered this at the...More

Thank rochellenebbs56
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I have been a regular visitor since it opened for morning tea, lunch and evening meals and not 9nce have I been disappointed. The food is always of a high quality, the staff are good and the surroundings are interesting

Thank Louieathens
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Yum! Chicken taco salad was amazing and the kids room is the bomb! Cool vibe so family friendly with an excellent menu

Thank NickiRaffs
Reviewed 21 May 2018

Whilst staying at the nearby Lodges at Transport World we dined here on one evening and had a coffee break on another. The venue was very popular. Décor is vehicle industry themed , in line with adjacent Transport World museum, including in the Men's Restroom!...More

Thank Chapps1956
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We ate here for breakfast on the recommendation of Graeme, one of the hosts at The Lodges at Transport World. Glad we followed up on the recommendation, it's such a cool looking place inside. The food was reasonably tasty. I had the Eggs Benedict with...More

Thank gatekepa
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We chose The Grille based on high recommendation from one of the ladies at their other cafe Meccaspresso she told us with a wink she was totally unbiased. She was absolutely spot on whoever designs these cafes is very cleaver such cool decor . We...More

Thank samjaybaker
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Popped in here for lunch with some friends and was delighted with all aspects of this place. Several of us had the cauliflower soup, with beetroot chips and a slab of delicious bread - very filling, and great value at only $12.50. The other meals...More

Thank MoolooSwampy
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Six of us went for dinner on a Saturday evening. We were welcomed very professionally and shown to our booked table. the whole place was buzzing with talk and children were playing in the closed off area where they could make as much noise as...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Came to visit the Richardson car displays a little early decided to stop and have a few drinks before it opened at zThe Grille cafe. Very upmarket well presented cafe. Plenty of people here enjoying meals etc. Service was prompt and drinks were great. Can't...More

Thank RichardBejah
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 491 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1202
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