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“Great food, so wish i had found this place sooner!”
Review of The Kiln

The Kiln
Ranked #13 of 100 Restaurants in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$32
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great food, so wish i had found this place sooner!”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Went here for dinner one night on a work trip. Food was amazing, and very well priced. would certainly recommend going here on a visit to Invercargill!!!

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
New Zealand
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Average pub style but tasty”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

The service is very average and so is the surroundings with a 'pub' smell to greet you as you enter. TV screens and patrons' there just to drink makes for a distracting couples dining experience. The Pork Belly ($30.90) was flavoursome and tender with a great sauce but the large pile of potato mash (and I love mash) was flavourless and that was a shame. Would not recommend it if you a looking for an enjoyable dining experience but would recommend it if you just looking for a meal be for a night out with lots of friends. Not cheap though!

  • Visited July 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Always Good”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I have been here for dinner and lunch when I have visited Invercargill. The service was excellent. Extensive menu and well priced. I had the Eye Fillet and it melted in my mouth. Beautiful taste with the various sauces and vegetables. Washed it down with a Church Rd Cab Sav Merlot.

Enjoyed my meal and the efficient friendly service.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Martin F
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Napier
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic Blue Cod”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

As the title says, the baked blue Cod dish made at the Kiln was Fantastic. Great blend of flavours that really works well with this fish.

Staff friendly an helpful during my 2 visits there so far.

I travel on Business and ALWAYS co to the Kiln now, just to eat this amazing dish.

Well done chef!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Ren H
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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214 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“A thoroughly enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Called in for a business lunch on a recent trip to Invercargill.
A nice warm, welcoming atmosphere & friendly, attentive service.
We were particularly wanting Bluff oysters but they were unavailable due to bad weather but the manager said he would call an associated restaurant to see if they had any. That's pretty good service I think.
They didn't so we stayed & enjoyed a great meal of blue cod & fries followed by very good coffee.
No hesitation in recommending.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank John P
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