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Cuisine: Brunch, Cafe, Diner
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

First for great coffee, good food and excellent service, First in Windsor is your friendly local café.

Pop in for a hot drink and a snack; First serves beautiful coffee and Harley and Sons tea, as well as a range of in-house made cakes, biscuits and slices.

On the evening menu, there’s First’s famous seafood chowder, soup of the day and garlic bread to start. For your main course, choose from hearty dishes like chicken cannelloni, Southern steak with cross-track fries and cashew crusted lamb back strap. Finish with a sweet treat like ambrosia with marshmallows, chocolate and meringue or sticky ginger pudding.

First in Windsor serves a range of New Zealand’s best beers and offers a courtesy coach to get home for a small cost, which is donated to the local hospice.

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First in Windsor
72 King Street
Invercargill

Open Hours:
Mon: 7am - 5pm
Tues - Fri: 7am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 9am - 4pm

Phone: 03 217 3905

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First in Windsor
Location: Invercargill
Cuisine: Brunch, Cafe, Diner
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Hosts great, meals very good. Seafood chowder yummy, best steak i have had for awhile. Thanks

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Roger & Margaret Baillie

Service was fast, and friendly. Could not fault the food, extremely generous portions and nicely plated beautifully tender meat.
Good choice of beverages.
Warm interior and nice surroundings.

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We dined at 1st on Windsor last evening and would thoroughly recommend this restaurant as the best in Invercargill. The service, staff and meals were 1st class. Well done. Will certainly be returning.

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Service were amazing, friendly and fast. The food was of high standard. I had the rack of lamb, cooked perfectly and my husband had the steak and we enjoyed everything on the plate. The restaurant has a nice and warm atmosphere. I would highly recommend First in Windsor.

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Alannah Henderson

Food was awesome ! Couldn't fault. Service was also top notch. Good to have a laugh with the staff and they helped us decide what to get - great advice. Will definitely return

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At First on Windsor all four of us were given a warm welcome, which was very much appreciated on a cold winter’s evening.
The young man who greeted us took care of us through the entire experience and was very pleasant and catered for all our needs without hesitation.
The meals were all superb. Two of us had salmon, one had steak and the other ordered the rack of lamb. All of the meals were generously sized and beautifully presented. Everything was cooked to perfection and the components of the meals complemented one another, resulting in four delicious meals.
We all enjoyed ourselves very much and hope to repeat the experience soon.

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Alex Morrison-Bailey

Super awesome concept, made going out to a nice restaurant easy and affordable. Will definitely be doing it again soon!

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Deepthy Sam

Overall good experience. Seafood chowder was excellent so were the desserts. Mains were ok , huge portions though.

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Antonina Kraakman

Very little veggie options but service was great, very friendly staff, would come back again

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Alan Fleming

Had a really enjoyable evening. Food and service was great and got to try the reknown seafood chowder. Intend to go back again soon.

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Hua Ji

super big portion. good environment. really enjoy it. 5 stars

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Ann De Asis

A nice little establishment with an intimate atmosphere and good service. Though the actual food itself is nothing special and can be likened to 'pub grub'. A good venue if you want to meet with friends or family to chat over dinner or coffee, but not the sort of place you would want to go if the quality of food is your focus.

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Great food.

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Hosts great, meals very good. Seafood chowder yummy, best steak i have had for awhile. Thanks

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Stuart Elder

Pleasant experience with great food

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Cassie Watt

Fantastic meal, efficient and friendly service.

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Ryan Gerken

Good friendly people, deserts were a bit underwhelming
And mains were not too shabby. Cheers

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When we arrived, we expected to be turned away because we were late but they welcomed us and said not to worry about it. We got our drinks and looked at the menu. The place was very quiet and I hope that was just because it was so early because this place is well worth a visit. The menu is small but it packs a punch! There were 3 of us so we all had something different. The steak was large and very good, the pork was delicious and as for the lamb ..... I have had 3 lamb dishes in 3 weeks and this was by far the best! There was so much flavour! We even had deserts because our mains were so delicious. We had good old chocolate brownie and bonoffi pie, they also were fantastic! The service was very friendly and quick with a twist of humor. We all left very full but this is one of the best meals we have had in a long time at a restaurant. We will be returning and we fully recommend others to do so too.

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Roger & Margaret Baillie

Service was fast, and friendly. Could not fault the food, extremely generous portions and nicely plated beautifully tender meat.
Good choice of beverages.
Warm interior and nice surroundings.

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Great atmosphere with excellent staff who made us feel very welcome. Food was good, hot and tasty

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Great food, in pleasant surroundings. Service was prompt and friendly. Thanks for a great meal

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We dined at 1st on Windsor last evening and would thoroughly recommend this restaurant as the best in Invercargill. The service, staff and meals were 1st class. Well done. Will certainly be returning.

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Anna Moratti

Great dinner experience, even with the premature Christmas decorations up in November. Lovely meal, huge sizes and great experience! Thanks

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paul matheson

dined on a friday night and we had two courses each, i had the seafood chowder really good my wife had pumpkin soup was nice but not outstanding, for a mains i had the lamb chops and my wife had blue cod both meals very good, would definately return

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Service were amazing, friendly and fast. The food was of high standard. I had the rack of lamb, cooked perfectly and my husband had the steak and we enjoyed everything on the plate. The restaurant has a nice and warm atmosphere. I would highly recommend First in Windsor.

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Very pleasant meal. Great service.

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Michelle Adcock

Excellent food with big servings also amazing service. We will be back. Thanks so much for being so awesome.

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Kirstin Drummond

Great meal. Very friendly waitress. Nothing was a problem. Food was cooked really well, even my lamb which I asked for a little extra cooking than the stated medium rare. Recommended

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Tracey Crosland

Lovely couple, great food made a very enjoyable night out. Thank you will definitely dine again.

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Fantastic meal. Cooked to perfection. Dessert was delicious. Lovely friendly waitress. Would certainly recommend 1st on Windsor.

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All of three of us had yummy meals and then all good dessert which was just as selfish.
Was a lovely evening, great food and staff. Very quaint.

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Sarah Bayne

Good service
Tasty food. Thank you!

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It was perfect from the time we walked in, service and food.

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Sara Strang

food and service were great we had a lovely time and the chocolate brownie was delicious, would recommend

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My first evening dining experience at First in Windsor went well. Our waiter, Curtis was welcoming and attentive without being overbearing. Being 5.30 pm there were only 2 other people there so everything went well and the food was delivered to our table in good time. Our meals were great. I had the Cashew encrusted Lamb which was absolutely delicious with a sauce that enhanced the meat beautifully and the accompanying vegetables were perfect. My friends both ordered the Creamy Chicken Pasta and enjoyed every last bite. We were able to enjoy ourselves without being rushed, which I feel is important when dining out, and we certainly loved being able to finish our conversation before moving on with our evening. Thank you First Table and thank you First in Windsor.

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Mandy Johnston

Fantastic meal with great flavours. The service was quick and efficient.

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Arthur Adlam

Absolutely fabulous experience. Will be going there again.

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Alannah Henderson

Food was awesome ! Couldn't fault. Service was also top notch. Good to have a laugh with the staff and they helped us decide what to get - great advice. Will definitely return

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first time experience with first table and will certainley be back.
wonderfull evening. food and service was faultless.
thanks so very much.

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Sharron Anderson

Beautiful lamb rack and asparagus. Also the chicken salad was delicious

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Suet Yi Yau

The Service was quick and the staff were efficient and friendly. The food was beautiful and couldn’t be faulted.

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Great service, the girl was lovely and nothing was a problem. The food was good.

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Wendy Kent

Excellent

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Wendy Kent

Excellent

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At First on Windsor all four of us were given a warm welcome, which was very much appreciated on a cold winter’s evening.
The young man who greeted us took care of us through the entire experience and was very pleasant and catered for all our needs without hesitation.
The meals were all superb. Two of us had salmon, one had steak and the other ordered the rack of lamb. All of the meals were generously sized and beautifully presented. Everything was cooked to perfection and the components of the meals complemented one another, resulting in four delicious meals.
We all enjoyed ourselves very much and hope to repeat the experience soon.

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Desrae Calvert

Always a good experience at First in Windsor.

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Kirsty McGearty

Lovely food. Great service. Would definitely go again

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Stuart Elder

A very nice meal. The food was good and the service excellent

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Karen Mcphee

Man sized main meal. Pub style
Decor basic
Service was good

Make sure you leave room for desert Desert was AMAZING

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Debbie Jordan

So good, staff very accomodating, will be back.

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Jan Tipene

More cafe like than resturant, but nice and tidy, 4 of us went to dinner and 3 out of the 4 were happy, the 4th not impressed with his main which was the steak the rest of us happy with ours, we all had dessert which we were all happy with.
The menu was a bit restrictive especially with entrees or starters as in there really wasn’t any, hence why we all had dessert, all up an enjoyable night and Windsor Wines right over the road which is always great for a visit.

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Anne Issott

We had a warm welcome at First in Windsor, service was excellent, food was very good and was served in good time. We had sautéed blue cod with fries and salad - all very fresh and well prepared. Felt guilty about the 50% discount!

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The service was top notch, was lovely and warm, the food amazing as always.
Love First in Windsor

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Jessica Hillman

Wow what an amazing meal we had! A party of four and each one of us agreed it was the best meal we'd eaten out in a long time! Great setting and lovely staff. Would definitely recommend First In Windsor to all!

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Lovely restuarant, great service and good food.

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Absolutely yummy food, always has been there! first table was an awesome way to dine out and the staff were onto it and had our table ready to go. Lovely time :)

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