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Ziff's Cafe Bar Ltd

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141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
+64 3-213 0501
10:30 - 23:30
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86 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food, amazing service and the specials board is always worth a look, and the pie is always worth ordering. The parking is really restricted but there is normally some off road parking. Well worth a visit.

Thank JandDinNZ
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were three very elderly and deaf lunch customers. The staff were exceptionally tolerant of our slowness and requests for a quiet place to eat. The blue cod was very well presented. A large helping with generous salad and chips. The batter was crisp and the fish of top quality. great value for $26. The sea food chowder was excellent... More 

1 Thank GrahamChristchurch
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends on a Sunday evening. Very helpful staff although a wee bit forgetful with some of the drinks orders, however my wife did not recognise any of the wines on offer so was offered a couple of free tastings which was good of them to do. We ordered a mix of the venison, rib eye and chicken pie... More 

Thank asf051
Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Visited with family. The platter was amazing. 4 of us but could have fed 6. Good value. Nicely finished decor. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit if you are in Invercargill. A bit out of the centre but has a shuttle bus.

Thank VStrom83
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127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Good food with friendly staff serving typical Southland pub style food. The menu includes a daily soup, seafood chowder, burger with fries and other similar style food. I had the chicken salad which was nice. There are some light bite options but they still seem quite large for lunch time! The ambiance inside is friendly and warm and it's convenient... More 

1 Thank NZTraveller20
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139 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Reliable food and service attractively presented. Reasonable menu choice. Good local cafe. May need a menu update.

Thank ElvisInvercargill
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016

Had the seafood chowder as my main for our family Christmas eve dinner. Thee worst chowder I have ever had anywhere any time! I don't know how they could charge someone money for that! The chowder was full of large lumps of uncooked flour from the thickening and the seafood was very uncooked with the mussels still chewy. Would defiantly... More 

Thank Courtney M
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72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Went last night and all our meals were fine. Probably time to chanel the menu though. Awesome friendly staff. Appreciated the courtesy coach !

Thank Sharon H
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I have never been here in all my years living in invercargill and I can't believe it! Excellent service when we walked in the door and got taken to our reserved table. Drinks followed swiftly, yummy cocktails. I ordered the chicken breast and my gosh! The best I've ever had, I rate the lone star but this is far better.... More 

Thank Emmamaeh
Reading, United Kingdom
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34 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Warm atmosphere in Otatara favourite. Restaurant / Food is fair amongst the local Invercargill area, but it's not fine cuisine.

Thank Dave W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 25
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Bar, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 141-143 Dunns Road | Otatara, Invercargill 9879, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-213 0501

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