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The Rocks Cafe

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101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-218 7597
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10:00 - 02:00
06:00 - 09:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 09:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Ontario's Near North, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Two of us went for lunch recently. My son had the pizza special and I had the fish of the day. The pizza came with a salad and fries. The chicken was fresh. The requested swap of the BBQ sauce for regular pizza sauce was missed in the kitchen. Not a big deal. The fish special was pan fried Orange... More 

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Thank LikethetripFantastic
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great menu, delicious food and friendly, prompt service even when they were super busy. I think we were in a bit of a back area where the ambience and decor are just a bit scruffy and tired especially the toilet.

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Thank Trina K
Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and were extremely happy with our meal. The service was attentive and friendly. All enjoyed our meals. As we were in before 6pm we ate the 2 course special for $35 including a glass of wine, beer or soft drink. The chowder was excellent. Highly recommend

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Thank Jill M
Toowoomba, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Looking for an evening meal in Invercargill. Parked our car out front and walked around for a while decided to come back to the Rocks for a look, so glad we did. Delicious pastas small sizes plenty for us. Sweet Rocks lager and a crumble dessert fit for a king and Queen. Wonderful service from very friendly girls

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Thank pamelahanrick
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were in invercargill for 1 night in our motorhome, never been before so checked trip advisor for good places for dinner and found this place to be no.3 the menu looked good so off we went. Wow we were not disappointed. Staff super friendly and attentive, food amazing. We had pork belly entree, husband had squid... More 

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1 Thank sarahk8944
Invercargill, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

New menu and great service. Seafood chowder is very good and really enjoy the pork belly. Pizzas are yum but you need to be hungry. Every changing delicious flavored soup . Food is consistently good here.

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1 Thank herm5
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wow the food was very nice. I had the seafood chowder which is unlike any chowder I've had before. I find the usual chowders pretty much all taste the same and in some way I want them too. This chowder was a different experience and tasted unlike any chowder I've had. It was thick and creamy and had an unusual... More 

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Thank Brent R
Invercargill, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Eat out here because the menu offers a variety of food with a uniqueness to it that can only come from a talented chef that loves trying new things and clearly spends hours and hours researching and testing his / her talent. The food is fresh. I reckon I can tell. It hasn't been prepped and stored away many hours... More 

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1 Thank LilPikit
Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

we went to the rocks for lunch as group at short notice .the staff were very nice at did everything they could to meet our need s.

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Thank biddymay
Southland Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious meal, lots of wonderful options, a great choice of desserts and an excellent wine list. We will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
06:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
06:00 - 09:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-218 7597

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