Our Restaurants

Everything on offer from traditional dishes to swish eateries with big-name chefs.

ILT has eleven restaurants to meet your appetite: from the legendary meals and atmosphere offered by Kiwi icon The Lone Star Café and Bar, to award-winning a la carte dining at Emberz at Ascot.

If you’d like an exceptional beer with your meal, try our Speight’s Ale House; the pride of the South!

There’s also our Irish-themed bar and eatery, Waxy’s Irish Pub and if you’re in town, the Kelvin Hotel’s Level One Restaurant and Bar offers you a great meal in the heart of the city.

The family will love the Avenal Homestead, which specialises in catering for the kids, with their own special menu and play area, and at the Thar and Feather restaurant you’ll find a warm relaxed dining experience.


Brew'd Cafe

Perfectly crafted coffees from local supplier Mint Roastery, delicious cabinet options for a lighter meal and a fantastic breakfast and lunch menu using fresh local produce. Brew’d is a café experience you won’t want to miss. Centrally located in Don Street, the team is waiting to welcome you.


Celebrates the culinary spirit of fusion flavours, with dishes showcasing premium and locally sourced produce. A modern take on culinary traditions with bold flavours, perfect for sharing with family, friends or colleagues.

The Homestead

Invercargill’s favourite family restaurant, with dining for all ages and a fantastic indoor playground. The Homestead has a serious commitment to fun, and will ensure your time there is truly memorable.

Emberz at Ascot

Award-winning Emberz Restaurant has a delicious a la carte menu which showcases Southland’s quality produce – from farm to fork. Plus Emberz Bar has an all day menu served from 11am. Breakfast, lunch and dinner dining options available.

Level One

Expect stylish surroundings, an exciting menu to tempt the taste buds and service with a smile. The perfect choice for breakfast and dinner, located in the Kelvin Hotel.

Speight's Ale House

The iconic Speight’s Ale House in Invercargill serves hearty southern fare matched with your favourite beers from the Speight’s range. Good on ya mate!

Thar & Feather Restaurant

Famous for food? You bet! An intimate 65 seat restaurant that oozes atmosphere and provides a range of tasty dishes with its extensive a la carte menu and southern hospitality.

The Foundry

Local produce served with sophistication, in a stylish yet relaxed atmosphere. An excellent range of beverages to complement the delectable flavours. With attentive service and ambiance that makes you want to linger.

The Lonestar

Legendary food and service. An atmosphere you can taste! Menu caters for big and small appetites alike, with everything from our famous spare ribs to the Lassoo of Hog!

The Saucy Chef

With a wide range of farm gate favourites including duck, lamb and beef cheeks on the menu. This restaurant truly has a flavour to suits all taste. Add in Heineken on tap and well stocked wine cellar this restaurant is a favourite of many.

Waxy's Irish Pub

With wonderful food and great Irish music in surroundings reminiscent of the pub scene in Dublin.