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Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 0313
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Pukekohe, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016

My Wife and I love these types of places. It is an old style pub and decor to match. When we arrived the place was full and we were told that they had no tables available. We asked if we could wait and the bartender gave us the impression we were a waste of time and space. However we ordered... More 

Thank Awesumcuple
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My friends & I happened to have lunch at this place! Food wasn't too bad but they made us wait for 10 minutes before taking our orders, although it was a quiet, holiday afternoon!!! Don't bother going there, if you are not a local!

Thank ninaa574
Southland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016

My husband I went there for lunch today, we were greeted by Alicia, she was very friendly & welcoming. My husband ordered the lambs fry & bacon & I ordered the open steak sandwich. When the meals cam out, my husband's meal had heaps of steam coming off & was very hot. My meal however was not as good. The... More 

1 Thank Choc_28lover
Gisborne, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I always enjoy the relaxed ambiance of the Irish pubs and Waxy is one of them. The food is good value for money, service is friendly and the Guinness was goood! Easy going which fits the kiwi style perfectly. Tips: Cheese pots and breads is good as a starter when you are starving. We enjoyed the house smoked salmon salad,... More 

Thank Autograph_Events
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Was good, nice atmosphere,traditional, felt like I'm in England, wow...!!! We had a steak and lamb, with definitely Guinness bear... lamb was ok but not good though, not going to try again for sure...!!! But steak was 👍, will go back soon for sumthing else...liked the traditional Irish looks....

Thank Gargi B
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

great value great food friendly staff what more do you need we ended up just coming here to eat as other places didnt feel as friendly and comfortable etc will

Thank craig_moule
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Waxy's is a good place to meet up with friends to eat and maybe enjoy a drink. The lunch specials offer excellent value for money. Waxy's presents a traditional, nostalgic atmosphere steeped in local and Irish history with honest to goodness home-style meals that fill you up on a cold day.

Thank Nicole O
Cairns Australia
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68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I had the lamb after looking at a few other choices. Very good - nice atmosphere and good beers. A nice, reasonably priced place for a meal.

Thank ChrisinCairns
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is the second time we have gone here during a visit to Invercargill and again the meals we fantastic. I highly recommend this place if you want value for money and to enjoy a great meal

Thank Dawn H
New Zealand
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Not a nice place to have a romantic night out that’s for sure and don’t expect good food or service either.

1 Thank NewZealandHugz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 0313
Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?