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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

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St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1980
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 23:00
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Strengelbach, Switzerland
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103 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived early by car from Queenstown and were looking for a place to eat lunch. Taking fellow tripadvisors recommendation we chose The Saucy Chef. It's a nice restaurant that makes you feel comfortable. The menu is pretty extensive and inviting. We choose Oysters and Soup for first course and blue cod and lamb burger for the main dish. Everything... More 

1 Thank peterringier
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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58 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Excellent restaurante, superb food. Very nice environment. The Service is good and all staff members are friendly.. Recommended

1 Thank JorgeEuro
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable meal. Had the rib eye steak with red wine jus. The jus was very good (I can be very fussy with it) but overall was presented extremely well. The staff were very friendly and checked in on me throughout my meal. I would defiantly recommend and would come again to eat.

1 Thank Hanimal
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great change from our last dine out. The staff were welcoming and helpful. Sumanto was our waiter and saw to our needs. My wife had cod and I had salmon. Mine was as good as the salmon meals I had in Canada. The place is pleasantly modern and serves a wide variety of dishes. Good value, you won't... More 

1 Thank George600
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant by the motel we were staying in. It was busy when we arrived so we waited a short while for a table to become free. Food was good, as was the service. We had driven around the town and hadn't seen many restaurants, so if your are in Invercargill I would recommend The Saucy Chef.

1 Thank Jane A
Christchurch, New Zealand
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102 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'll say up front that I tend to be a bit cynical when it comes to licensing trust pubs so that said this place breaks the mould. Eighteen of us rocked up and the staff made us really welcome and we're extremely professional. The food is without doubt exceptional and the menu choice wide and varied. There was a bit... More 

1 Thank Paul L
New Zealand
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96 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always enjoy he food here, the menu is large so there is plenty of choice for every taste, don't forget to check out the specials. The restaurant decor is very stylish and comfortable. The staff are very nice and extremely attentive. It can get busy so best to book.

1 Thank JandDinNZ
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always, I'm never disappointed with the food and service here. Thanks to our lovely waitress Georgia for looking after us, and thanks to the awesome kitchen staff for our delicious meals 😁 My gurnard (the fish of the day) served on a pumpkin purée with asparagus, prawns etc was to die for!

1 Thank Ko Dee T
Invercargill, New Zealand
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433 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it has been open for a while, we have never actually been. We were very pleasantly surprised. The decor was inviting and the service very good. The menu is quite extensive and caters to a wide variety of tastes. There are a number of dishes with locally sourced produce such as hare, goat, venison, blue cod, buffalo as well... More 

1 Thank CraigandTania
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife & I had dinner here while on holiday from Palmerston North. The standard f food is outstanding. An extensive menu for all tastes. I had the beer battered blue cod which was beautiful. My wife had the surf and turf which she loved. Both plates were cleaned and then I had the raspberry and white choc mudcake which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1980

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