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The Grille

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
491 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1202
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (20 reviews)
“hotcakes” (5 reviews)
“lamb sliders” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
491 Tay Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times and I love it every time. This time I tried the iced mocha and Panko pork burger and the potato skins, yum yum yum! I'll be back AGAIN I love it !

Thank Emmamaeh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this cafe has a good theme environment. Suitable for all ages groups. Friendly staff and lots of meal choices. Easy to park. Good coffee as well.

Thank NicoleChiu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is part of Bill Richardson's Transport World and in keeping has nostalgic themed sections of days gone by. We had a table booked and it was in "The 1950's Room" (Pictured)...The fridge in the corner is the same fridge which was our first...More

Thank 583Colin
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Got to be the best Hot Chocolates in town! Seating can be a bit hard to find but worth the wait for the hot chocolate with a slab of chocolate on the side.

Thank food-travel-love
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Wow 10 of us for dinner last Saturday night,fantastic well thought out menu beautifully presented meals with great service to match.Thank you guys for raising the bar in invercargill dining.

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 10 August 2017

We enjoyed quality food at the restaurant a year ago but this time, it was not that excited. The dishes were too salty, and so different from last year.

Thank Jeong H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We ate here for dinner--what a treat! The restaurant is located within the Bill Richardson Transport World Museum--a treat unto itself! But The Grille matches the quality of the museum. It is decorated it classic car memorabilia with a couple of dining nooks decorated in...More

1  Thank jnbGeorgia
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

when we want to eat out for breakfast or lunch this is one of our top locations.The pancakes are the best in town by far the salads are delicious and if you enjoy a sweet tooth this is the place for you.

1  Thank Jack66177
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Really, this place is awesome. Awesome food, awesome leaf tea, awesome service, awesome ambience. The only reason I can't bring myself to give it 5 stars is it is just such an expensive dining choice in a city where restaurants are generally relatively inexpensive. $26...More

1  Thank MushNZ
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to come for lunch here today, as I was catching up with an old friend. What an awesome place! I love the decor of the cafe, the staff were very friendly and the food was very tasty. It's a shame that...More

1  Thank LisanneB73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
07:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 17:00
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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