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Paddington Arms

₱₱ - ₱₱₱, ,
220 Bainfield Road | Queens Drive / Bainfield Roundabout, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-215 8156
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“sunday roast” (3 reviews)
“pork buns” (2 reviews)
“mash” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
220 Bainfield Road | Queens Drive / Bainfield Roundabout, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not much to say here but have been many times over the years and not sure why we keep going back. Ah yes it's the price nowhere else in Invercargill can you get a steak for under $20..

Thank Denys F
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Meal was meh. I ordered the roast pork which was nice, but way to many potatoes, mashed potatoes, roast potatoes and peas. Not enough variety in vegetables. Just TWO! The roast potato was under cooked, the mashed potato was too peppery. Then I had the...More

1  Thank bobbitybob2017
Reviewed 1 April 2018

I searched my sat nav for restaurants open in Invercargill. Paddy's Gastro Pub came up trumps, known to Trip Advisor as Paddington Arms but known to locals as Paddy's. It is a lovely place with a wonderful ambience and friendly staff, looking after your every...More

Thank Peter K
Hawksette, Owner at Paddington Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you Peter. Our wonderful staff always try very hard to meet our guests expectations, and it is always appreciated to hear they have succeeded. I will pass on your kind words to them all. Many thanks

Reviewed 7 February 2018

A group of seven of us went to this charming little restaurant and enjoyed a great night. The meals were very nice and excellent value. We got a lift back to our accommodation in the "paddy wagon" afterwards. Loved it.

1  Thank Murray H
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We have driven past the PA dozens of times when visiting Invercargill and this time we decided we would go for a meal. The service was great, warm, welcoming and friendly and the food tasty, and well presented and our steaks were cooked to perfection...More

Thank drenas
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

This is a pretty little place!! Absolutely love the colours and deco inside. The meals are absolutely awesomely priced and I Looooove that almost everything has peas because I love peas. Definitely an awesome place to eat!! With affordable prices.

Thank 1990J
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We came here after receiving a gift voucher, we both left feeling unwell and unhappy. My partner ordered the chicken schnitzel as a main meal. It was fairly clear the chicken had been microwaved as it was hard, chewy and dry. The vegetables were mediocre...More

2  Thank Hannah R
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We recently visited for a large family lunch. Despite the size of our group the service was excellent, the food and refreshments very good value for money, and the ambience pleasant. Fantastic dining on a budget. We will definitely return.

1  Thank MushNZ
Reviewed 22 October 2017

First time I had dined at Paddington Arms: The management and staff were very friendly & helpful with all our needs: As it was a Sunday My wife & I had the Sunday Roast of Pork & Ham : These were well presented & excellent...More

1  Thank Toshes
Reviewed 19 October 2017

In appearance a little jaded and aand evidence of a water leak in the ceiling. Pity it had not been fixed. The service and the meal itself was very good. I had a filet mignon . It and its accompanents were very tasty. A little...More

1  Thank malcj_11
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$13
Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 220 Bainfield Road | Queens Drive / Bainfield Roundabout, Waikiwi, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-215 8156
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Do you love the comfort of a Gastro Pub inspired food, with a personal Southland twist? Would you enjoy a diverse, high quality menu using the very best of Southland’s products at reasonable prices for all age groups? Do you sometimes want a break from cooking for your family or partner, and enjoy a warm, cosy, and relaxing evening?Then you have come across the only Invercargill Gastro Pub that will over deliver on all your wishes.
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