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“A Hidden Treasure in Invercargill”
Review of The Rocks Cafe

The Rocks Cafe
Ranked #5 of 101 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Riverton, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Hidden Treasure in Invercargill”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I recently had the opportunity to dine at the Rocks and was soooo impressed. There was a large crowd of us, rather noisy ladies, also the rest of the restaurant was buzzing, it was only a Thursday night in Invercargill, Wow. I have been away from Invercargill for some years now, so am slowly having to dine out to sample all the new cuisine available in the city which is really exciting. The food came to our table, hot and almost all the meals at the same time, I don't know how they did it, but it was very impressive. The staff were all delightful and made each one of us feel very important. I will certainly go there again and suggest you try it also. I don't know how visitors would find it, as it is down the back of a mall, but well worth the trip.
Thank you Gay @ Riverton B&B

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Average food”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

Had a Caesar salad with chicken it was very try and very poor excuse for a Caesar dressing ! Will give it an other try see if it was a once off

Visited June 2014
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New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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“Best Platter in town”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We have been here many times to share a bottle of wine and a antipasto platter. The platter is huge and great value for money. Lots on it to satisfice two people. It has a great selection of the traditional offerings but also a few extra goodies like salmon and mussels and a roasted garlic clove. Will be back for a platter soon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy”
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Lunch date today, great service, atmosphere and food primo could'nt ask for more when on a hour lunch. Chicken salad the best!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
44 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent customer service--happy to deal with complicated arrangements. Great food”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I wanted to buy a special meal for a group of people in Invercargill. Unfortunately, few business owners in Invercargill seem willing to deal with advance phone or online orders. Also, many of the restaurants have limited opening hours and the ones with good food tend to have the kind of trendy atmosphere where the staff seem to think it is their job to make some customers feel unwelcome. The Rocks was the only restaurant I found where the staff seemed professional and friendly over the phone and were willing to deal with a rather complicated advance order situation. They really went the extra mile.

The meal and service were excellent. Portions were generous and the atmosphere was friendly and welcoming.

  • Visited June 2014
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