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Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub

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Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
+64 3-214 0313
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Welcomed with smile. Prompt service. Generous serve of hot,well cooked tasty food. Relaxed and comfortable ambience. Lived up to our expectations. Happy to recommend and would go again.

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Thank Mabes53
Invercargill, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A. Very relaxing and casual atmosphere .A seat by the window gives a good view of passing pedestrians and traffic which can be entertaining .Most tables are away from this area

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Thank Frances451
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in as a group of 12 for drinks. As we approached the bar the (I assume) manager said loudly to her colleague "as if our day couldn't get any worse, where did all these people come from?!" It didn't get any better from there - no atmosphere, miserable staff and as unauthentic and gimmicky as you could get.... More 

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Thank adamzxzx
Shanan T, Acting Manager at Waxy O'Shea's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Adamzxzx I’m sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at Waxy O’Sheas as that is not the way we would expect staff to behave when greeting our customers. Obviously we like to have a friendly and inviting environment to which our customers have a wonderful drinking / dining experience in. I’m truly sorry your experience wasn’t like this. I... More 

Launceston, Australia
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179 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this atmospheric Irish Pub and popped in for a drink in front of the fire before dinner. The staff are friendly and efficient and the doorway great. We would definitely go back!

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Thank Penny G
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food, get beer, very good service all in down town Invercargill. There is outdoor dining when the weather is fine but that didn't seem to worry the locals.

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Thank Phil O
Invercargill, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely and cosy on a cold summers night, rain outside and a hearty Irish stew was just perfect. The waitress fresh from Ireland made the experience even more authentic. A quiet night so hard to say how a busy night would be, but our waitress was helpful and attentive. Good selection on the menu.

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Thank CobberKay
Porthcawl, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We only stayed one night in Invercargill and we're lucky enough to walk past this pub on our way to see what was on in the cinema. It's excellent, very clean, good choice of meals, extremely friendly and efficient staff, food was brilliant and plentiful, can't fault it and would visit again.

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Thank Gary R
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a must go to. The food was simple but delicious. They carried the local invercargill beer as well as the normal Irish type beers and the staff were fantastic. Three of us are and drank for just over $100.

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Thank P468VTianw
Tanawha, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

What a great spot to dine. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Service was friendly and efficient. Full table service for drinks and food. The atmosphere and decor were also excellent. Highly recommend.

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Thank Denise G
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

So, I just went in for a drink, had a big lunch and wasn't feeling overly hungry. The restaurant meals coming from the kitchen looked fabulous and huge. Eventually got a little peckish and checked out the bar meals, which were very reasonably priced around $10 mark. Ended up ordering the pie, pud and pea meal. Guiness pie on mashed... More 

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Thank Annemarie D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Dee Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 0313
Description
Great pub with large dining restuarant - good varied menu and on the main shopping street in Invercargill - usually pretty busy place.

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