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“Lovely lunch”

Ziff's Cafe Bar Ltd
Ranked #16 of 109 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$26
Cuisines: Barbecue, Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 15 November 2013

This was a good choice for a spontaneous lunch outing.The menu choice is varied and the meals were tasty.The staff are always friendly and efficient.There were not as many people in the restaurant on this occasion so the noise was not an issue like it has been before.

Thank K M
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Reviewed 12 November 2013

Very good service, staff are pleasant and polite. I have been here numerous times without any hassle.
Pick what time you want to dine very carefully as I agree with others that the acoustics are horrible when the restaurant is jam packed with people as every diner tends to start yelling over one another to be heard haha, however when it is not busy the atmosphere is great and enjoyable! Sitting outside is nice on a sunny day although sometimes traffic noise can be a little annoying.
The food is amazing, my favourite dishes are either salmon or lamb etc, perfectly cooked, tastes excellent. The plates are loaded with food, none of this large-plate-dot-of-meat-in-the-middle carry-on, you get what you pay for :)

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Thank bivvy24
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Wonderful service from the very pleasant staff - the seafood chowder is to die for and plenty of it. Meals are a good size.

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Thank worldlywisenz
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Reviewed 21 October 2013

A great place only ten minutes out of Invercargill on the road to our terrific Oreti Beach, and perfect to take someone you really DON'T want to have a normal conversation with over your steak and glass of wine!! The food was fine, although the chicken on my pasta took some chewing and there was sooo much ice in my glass the orange juice was very watery from the first sip; but the noise level was horrendous! Our party of four had to practically yell at each other due to extremely loud party of eight on the other side of the room. It's not the first time we've experienced the over-the-top noise at this restaurant, and it makes it extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant for diners just wanting to enjoy a meal with normal conversation. Won't be in a hurry to go back!

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1  Thank Hottees
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Really nice meal for 5 of us. Usually fillet steaks are quite small but mine was thick and cooked just nice. Couldn't fault the meal but we will never go back. A group of 8 people spoilt it with their loud laughter and chatter and while we were quite a distance away from them, the noise just seemed to escalate. You had to repeat yourself 2 or 3 times to make yourself heard. I did complain to the waitress and the noise did abate for 5 or 10 minutes, but that was all. While you expect noise when you go out, this was in the high decibel range and I do wonder how the hearing of the staff will be in a few years time as I can guarantee it was above the legal limit. They really need to do something about it as it completely ruined an otherwise lovely night. We would never go back until they get it sorted.

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3  Thank scottie186
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