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The Rocks Cafe

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££ - £££
European, New Zealand
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101 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-218 7597
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Saturday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Tue - Sat 06:00 - 09:00
Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Toowoomba, Australia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Thank sarahk8944
Invercargill, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Thank jessiesfamily
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good quality food, i would highly recommend that people try this cafe as its tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the main street but still accessible

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Thank Nick R
Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Even without a reservation we were lucky to get a table. The service personal was extraordinary friendly. We (60 plus) were a bit lost getting throught the menu which offers so many fantastic dishes. The owner took personally care of us. For a special dinner I would highly recommend it. Any time again when in Invercargill.

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Thank AnitaCampari
Tony C, Owner at The Rocks Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Anita, it was a pleasure meeting you both. i have googled the Baden Baden & Marroni with the Venison. i'll be trying these out soon! . Not to forget the Preiselbeerie either. I hope the rest of your trip went well and you have some wonderful memories to share with family and friends. Snippets in time ...never forgotten.... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We had the fish of day as an entree size and mussles. Ten out of ten. Tasty and fresh. Great service too

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Thank jkandchis

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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
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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?