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“We keep coming back”
Review of Cabbage Tree

Cabbage Tree
Ranked #22 of 100 Restaurants in Invercargill
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Invercargill, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We keep coming back”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Excellent meals that are huge...the service is great and meals come out to the table quickly. Cannot fault the place.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank 10Vicky
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English first
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great evening ”
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Called reasonably late to book a table and they squeezed us in. The restaurant was packed so was surprised they found room.
Fabulous service which was surprisingly prompt. Thought we would have been waiting forever as they were so full. Our meals were all enjoyed.
I ordered lemon meringue pie which I felt was far too expensive. No need for the squirt of chocolate mousse and I assume home made ice cream. A vanilla tip top scoop would have been fine to drop the price from $15.
The wine was also a bit pricy.
Why is the menu so massive?? It was confusing as to where to even start deciding. How can they cook fresh meals when there is so much??
Overall it was an enjoyable evening.

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Thank Lisa B
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average at best”
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Ridiculously large menu with far too many choices, service average, meals ridiculously large, far too much food. Expensive, over priced meals.
I had the venison salad, sauce was a packet sauce with raw leek in the salad Yuck! Husbands steak sandwich was mainly gristle.
The kids loved it, great facilities for them but won't be going again.

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Kandicane55
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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Confused menu”
Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

We tried the cabbage tree for the first time, we went in for lunch. Wow it looks like an over crowded arts gallery and an American style ranch all rolled into one!! Staff were pretty average with serving, it was just us there when we arrived and over the time we stayed (under an hour) we were served by 3 different waitresses. It wasn't busy! The menu is massive, and confused, a lot of interesting food pairings going on, I asked what they recommended and was told the steak sandwich, so this is what I got. My husband got the chefs all day breakfast. Meals were served in good time and large, BUT the fries were the best thing on my plate, followed by the onion rings and that's not saying much considering they are both deep fried! My steak was over cooked, chewy and not seasoned, salad underneath was a bed of sliced peppers and very little lettuce and a few slices of tomato which looked like they had been prepped days before and very unattractive to eat! I am glad I tried here but won't be returning until they train good staff, that are welcoming, and sort out the menu as it's not appealing and far too much to decide what on earth to eat. The prices are pretty expensive I thought too. How do they serve fresh produce with over 100 things on the menu? I don't think it is very fresh, my steak I think was re heated!!! GO TO ZIFFS,, AWESOME MENU,GREAT STAFF,ALWAYS GOOD!!

Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Lanzcrystalight
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food not fresh and staff not helpful”
Reviewed 13 June 2014 via mobile

Probably doesn't help that I work in hospitality but when you order blue cod in southland you expect nice juicy fresh piece not a funny smell bland piece with brown through it - we never got meal checked and when we finally got a staff members attention she took my whole meal away and came back and said she would only charge for the smaller size ..... Not offered a replacement or another item or even a chance to eat the vegetables that were on the plate felt and this is meant to be a duty manager who should know how to deal with these sorts of things it was like I was being a problem.
menu is to large how can everything actually be fresh and prepped fresh need to be eating items that are popular with quick turn over to ensure it is fresh, staff don't seem to be happy and it reflects.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank trudzqt
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