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The Saucy Chef on St Andrew

St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-217 1980
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“goat” (21 reviews)
“beef cheeks” (17 reviews)
“banoffee pie” (8 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really not good dining and there is so much better in town. Just a pub with lots of hope and no delivery.More

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thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. I am really disappointed to hear about your experience with us. I have read all 7 reviews you have published on 15th August which makes our poor rating even more concerning given the vast difference...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Having travelled most of the day to get to the deep south. We were overly impressed with the menu. The brilliant central otago pinot noir cheaper than I've ever seen it. Knocking my partners wine over. Given a replacement drink even (I should have paid...More

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thesaucychef2017, Manager at The Saucy Chef on St Andrew, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thankyou very much for taking the time to rate us on Tripadvisor.

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I got the beefalo and it was perfect! Loved the polenta chips. The choc brownie was sooooo yummy. I'd love to come back. Nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Emmamaeh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enormous battered blue cod - absolutely delicious. Despite being very busy the service was good and we enjoyed free drinks courtesy of the Bella Vista Motel.

1  Thank ziazak
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to wine and dine. What a fab meal and lovely staff. We will be sure to let everyone know what a perfect time we had!

1  Thank mintrud
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked in off the street and even though they were really busy, they found us a table. Awesome food presentation and a delicious meal. Very friendly and helpful staff.

1  Thank Christine D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lack of enthusiasm for cooking on a Monday night led us to The Saucy Chef for dinner. We received a warm & friendly welcome, were shown to our table immediately and had our menus and a lovely glass of pinot gris in very short...More

1  Thank Helen P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Could not fault the meal , the staff or the atmosphere. Courtesy bus to and from our motel. Reasonable price with good wine selection.

1  Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the food but be prepared for huge portions! The waiter was very friendly and we had no problems whatsoever. The location is a little bit odd but the interior is very comfortable.

1  Thank nomadgirl365
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant with my work colleagues. They not only have a very pleasant atmosphere but the food was perfect. One of the best sea food chowder I had in years. Totally recommended

1  Thank tiagoo429
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Gail P
24 March 2017|
Response from thesaucychef2017 | Property representative |
Good Evening Gail, We are child friendly restaurant and at this stage do have availability for 10 people on 6th April at 7pm. If you could please email us with contact details or book online. Apologies for not being able... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St Andrew Street | Adjacent to the Northern Tavern, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-217 1980
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