Tuatara Backpackers in Invercargill City Menu

  • Muesli (v) $10.00
    • Toasted muesli served with a fresh fruit and yoghurt
  • English Muffin with Jam $4.00
  • Eggs on Toast (g.f) $8.50
    • Eggs on toast cooked to your liking (poached, scrambled or fried) served on toasted ciabatta bread(add bacon or salmon $4.00)
  • Eggs Benedict (g,f) $17.50
    • Two poached eggs on an English muffin with homemade hollandaise and your choice of salmon, spinach, ham or bacon
  • Tuatara Ultimate Breakfast (GF,v) $19.00
    • Farmer bacon, eggs, roasted tomato, portobello mushroom, sausage, hash browns served on toasted ciabatta bread (half $13.00)
  • Uncle Sam's Pancake Stack (v) $16.00
    • Fluffy goodness drowned in maple syrup with your choice of; bacon & banana, fresh fruit & ice cream, or berries & cream (half $10.50)
  • Corn Fritters (v) $12.00
    • Served with fresh salad goodness and topped with homemade aioli dressing (add salmon $4.00 add bacon $4.00 add portabello mushrooms $3.00)
  • Classic B.L.T (g.f) $16.00
    • Toasted Foccacia bread packed full of bacon, lettuce, tomato & relish
  • Open Steak Sandwich (g.f) $18.00
    • Juicy rib eye steak served with an egg, fresh salad and smoky bbq sauce
  • Chicken Sandwich (g.f) $17.00
    • Toasted focaccia with grilled smoked chicken, fresh salad and brie cheese finished with Tuatara-made aioli dressing
  • Tuatara Wilderness Salad (v) (g.f) $17.00
    • Salads made with generous helpings of leafy salad greens with your choice of; marinated beef, chicken and bacon, or grilled tofu
  • Blue Cod $18.00
    • Straight from the southern waters fresh to your plate. Beer battered blue cod served with salad greens and beer battered fries
  • Cheese & Bacon Wedges $15.00
    • Double helping of seasoned wedges with lashings of melted cheese, crispy bacon pieces, crispy bacon pieces & topped with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce
  • Chefs Special
    • Please check with our friendly staff for today's chefs' special
  • Bowl of beer battered fries $7.00
  • Wedges $9.00
  • Hash Browns $4.00
  • Roasted Tomatoes $3.00
  • Bowl of Salad Greens $6.50
  • Extra Egg $1.50
  • Jug of Gravy $2.50
  • Aioli $2.50
  • Bacon $4.00
  • Mushrooms $3.00
  • Side of Salad Greens $4.00
  • Extra Cheese $2.00

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Stir fried noodles ( V ) $12.50
    • egg noodles and seasonal vegetables stir fried in the wok. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Fried rice (GF ) ( V ) $12.50
    • a traditional asian favourite cooked with quality jasmine rice and fresh seasonal vegetables. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • seafood salad(GF ) ( V ) $12.50
    • cooked at a lower heat in stock, this very spicy seafood dish includes celery, shallots and tomato. Vegetables & tofu
  • Lemongrass stir fry ( V ) * $12.50
    • your choice of meat stir-fried with fresh lemongrass and fresh seasonal vegetables. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Guri puffs (4) $6.00
    • sweet potatoes and vegetables wrapped in fluffy pastry served with dipping sauces.
  • Pad thai (GF ) ( V ) $12.50
    • white rice noodles cooked with bean sprouts, spring onion and crushed peanuts in our special pad thai sauce, served with fresh lemon and sprouts. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Beef salad (GF ) $12.50
    • wok fried beef or chicken slices mixed with thai herbs, lemongrass, coriander, lime juice and chilli. Chicken or beef
  • Cashews and tempura battered chicken $12.50
    • sweet chilli jam sauce cooked with battered chicken and vegetables.
  • Jalapeños $3.00
  • Gerhard Burger $25.00
    • NZ grass-fed Wagyu beef pattie, onion jam, swiss cheese, free-range egg, tomato, red onion, lettuce and aioli in an artisan sourdough bun. Served with straight-cut chips...the Ferrari of burgers, perfect with a Steinlager.
  • San Ouentin Squid $17.00
    • Crispy salt and pepper calamari, served with citrus aioli.
  • Redneck Ribs six $19.00
    • Porky Pig’s ribs blanched in honey and spices. Blasted in the Lone Star fire then piled high and smothered in our world-famous hoisin, orange and sesame seed sauce.
  • Stir Crazy Sirloin $34.00
    • 250gram premium-aged sirloin, cooked how you like it. Served with sauteed onions, buffalo chips, Lone Star coleslaw and your choice of steak sauce.
  • Straight-Cut Chips $5.00
  • Redneck Ribs
    • Porky Pig’s ribs blanched in honey and spices. Blasted in the Lone Star fire, piled high then smothered in our famous hoisin, orange and sesame seed sauce...the meal that made us famous!
  • Jack Daniel's Chocolate Fudge Pudding $12.00
    • A rich, self-saucing chocolate fudge pudding, laced with Jack Daniel's. Served with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and vanilla bean ice cream.
  • Salad $8.50
  • Garlic Prawns (GF) $18.50
    • Peeled King prawn tails with garlic,Pernod and butter cream sauce,over coconut steamed rice, and salad.
  • Fish of the Day (GF) $22.50
    • Freshly prepared with fresh green salad.
  • Wedges $9.50
  • Bacon $7.00
  • Chicken & Mushroom Pasta $19.50
    • Caramelised onions, chicken & portobello mushrooms, with port & cream reduction sauce PennoniRigati pasta, parmesan, tomato salsa & spinach. Entrée .
  • Vegetables $7.50
  • -Small $19.50
  • The Kiwi Steak $38.90
    • Grilled steak served with battered onion rings, eggs, beer battered fries, salad greens and tomato relish.
  • Ice Cream Cone $3.90
    • Plain Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, Boysenberry Yoghurt, or Cookies and Cream with 100’s and 1000’s topping. (Can be chocolate dipped. Please ask)
  • Breakfast Wrap $23.50
    • Bacon, sausage, egg, hash browns and cheese in a tortilla wrap. Topped with barbecue sauce and aioli.
  • The Outpost, Favourite Salmon Sandwich $27.90
    • Warm hot smoked sea salmon, topped with hollandaise sauce.
  • Turf & Turf $47.90
    • Prime fillet steak and prime export southern lamb back straps served on mash with steamed vegetables, hollandaise sauce and red cabbage. Served with a red wine & balsamic jus and a side salad. This is a real southern meaty dish.
  • Fried Egg (1) $2.50
  • Lamb Back Straps $42.00
    • NZ Export lamb back straps, grilled to medium rare, on potato mash, red cabbage, bacon and Portobello mushrooms topped with a mint and onion sauce, salad greens with steamed vegetable medley and hollandaise sauce.
  • Battered Cod and Vegetables $35.90
    • Battered cod fillets served on potato mash with seafood sauce, steamed vegetables and a green salad.
    • Tender chicken patty, topped with shredded lettuce, creamy mayonnaise and served on a long sesame seed bun. Everything a chicken burger should be. Add a regular fries and regular soft drink to make it a value meal.
    • A flame-grilled beef patty topped with pickles, ketchup, mustard, lettuce and mayo. All on a toasted sesame seed bun.
    • The Summer Chicken Crunch Burger: A crunchy chicken patty, slice of cheese, 4 rashes of bacon, 2 pineapple rings, premium lettuce, all topped with lashings of Heinz Seriously Good Aioli! Part of our Summer Crunch Range, available for a limited time.
    • Three delicious, signature flame-grilled beef patties topped three slices of melted cheese, crinkle cut pickles, yellow mustard, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun. Add a regular fries and regular soft drink to make it a value meal.
    • If you feel like you need something extra fresh and crunchy, try our garden salad. Crisp, fresh vegetables with a zingy dressing.
    • The latest edition to the Chicken Fries family has arrived.....Buffalo Chicken Fries! Fries made of real chicken, with a crispy coating and Buffalo spice and Buffalo attitude. Only available for a limited time so you'll better hurry.
    • A flame-grilled beef patty topped with a simple layer of mayo and sliced onions, and smoky, smoky BBQ sauce. All on a toasted sesame seed bun. Part of the new 2 for $5 promotion!
    • Try our latest King's Collection addition! Juicy Tendercrisp Chicken Patty made with 100% Ingham's Chicken Breast, 2 slices of Cheese, Premium Lettuce, Tomato, Red Onions, 2 layers of Bacon Rashes and Aioli sauce, all on a lightly corn dusted bun
  • Prawn Jalfrezi $17.90
    • Prawns/ strips of chickenmarinated with freshly ground spices and sauteed with tomatoes, onions and green pepper.
  • Vegetable Samosa (2 samosas) $6.00
    • Seasoned potatoes and peas wrapped in a flaky pastry
  • Chicken naan $4.90
    • Lightly spiced and stuffed with chopped chicken and herbs
  • Sheek Kebab (5 pieces) $10.90
    • Minced lean lamb marinated overnight in a scret marinade and cooked in Tandoor
  • Vegetable Jalfrezi $15.90
    • Stir-fried fresh garden vegetables sauteed with mild spices. Tangy and tasty.
  • Kachumber Salad $6.50
    • Diced onion, cucumber, carrots and tomatoes mixed with tangy spices
  • Kadhai Prawns $17.90
    • Prawns / strips of chicken cooked with onion, tomato and green pepper in a thick masala sauce in an Indian wok.
  • Tandoori Mushrooms $11.90
    • Button musroom char grilled to perfection with selected spices, onion, green pepper and tomato
  • Southland Rack of Lamb $37.90
    • Rack of Lamb oven roasted to Medium-Rare accompanied by fresh Garden Mint & Pinenut Pesto, Baby Pea Mash infused with Mint & Buttery Potato Mash. Served with steamed Vegetables & a drizzle of Minted Olive Oil. >>
  • Seafood Chowder $14.90
    • Thick & delicious with loads of Seafood. Served with warm Bread for dipping. Entrée
  • Pork Belly $34.80
    • Pork Belly slowly baked in a broth of Apple Cider, Garlic & freshly picked Lemon Thyme. Presented on a bed of Buttery Potato Mash & accompanied by Crunchy Pork Crackling, Balsamic Red Cabbage & Steamed Broccoli. Drizzled with Jus made from the Roasting Pan Juices.
  • Whitebait Patties $23.90
    • Whitebait Patties served the traditional way with freshly sliced Buttered White Bread accompanied by a duo of White & Balsamic Vinegar & Lemon Wedges. Entrée
  • Selection of New Zealand Cheese $33.80
    • Three Cheeses
  • Golden Fries or Potato Mash $5.90
    • Makikihi Fries sprinkled with Sea Salt or Buttery Potato Mash, creamy smooth.
  • Chicken Breast $34.80
    • Chicken Breast coated in Bread Crumbs topped with Tomato, Herb & Garlic Purée, fresh Tomato Slices, Streaky Bacon & Edam Cheese. Served on silky smooth Mashed Potato surrounded by the ultimate refreshing Salad of Chickpeas, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion, Fresh Herbs & mixed baby Lettuce Leaves tossed in Olive Oil, Lime Juice & Fresh Herb Vinaigrette.
  • Roasted Fillet of Pork $34.90
    • Oven roasted Pork Fillet filled with Sage & Onion Stuffing, accompanied by our Roasted Nectarine & Pear Relish & crunchy Pork Crackling. Served with Buttery Potato Mash & oven baked fresh Courgette wrapped in Italian Prosciutto Di Parma Ham.
  • Pancakes $16.50
    • Two hot fluffy vanilla sweet pancakes served with crispy bacon, fresh banana and maple syrup.
  • An Awesome Omelette (GF) $19.50
    • Three eggs whipped up and seasoned, have your choice of 3 fillings glazed ham off the bone, bacon, cheese, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes or potatoes
  • Fries $9.50
    • Freshly deep fried steak fries with tomato sauce.
  • Toast $14.50
    • EAT breads accompanied by spreads and EAT jams
  • Open Steak Sandwich $26.50
    • Open steak sandwich with lettuce, tomato, local smoked brie, a fried egg, red onion chutney, steak fries and garlic aioli
  • Soups $16.50
    • A really hot, creamy, thick and fulfilling seafood chowderwith mussels, white fish, squid and vegetables, served with toasted garlic bread
  • Chicken Filo $19.50
    • To die for creamy thyme, Dijon mustard and chicken filo with light green salad and vinaigrette.
  • house made chicken liver and green peppercorn pate $16.50
    • served with chutney, flatbread and cornichons
  • Thinly Cut Ready Salted N/A
  • Italian B.M.T N/A
  • Double Choc Chip N/A
  • Aioli N/A
  • Avocado Toasties N/A
  • Tuna N/A
  • Pickles N/A
  • Yoghurt N/A
  • Pistachio, Apricot Pork Filler Wrapped in Bacon on Potato & Kumara Bake, Cherry Tomatoes, topped with Citrus Hollandaise & Chutney $33.00
  • Warm Lamb Salad, Roast Vegetables, Feta, Pine nuts with Spinach, Cherry tomatoes & Balsamic Dressing $26.00
  • Cheesecake of the Day Served with Raspberry Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream and Pistachio Nut Cream $13.00
  • Warm Apple and Rhubarb Crumble with a Crispy Topping, Served with Vanilla Ice Cream & Fresh Cream $13.00
  • Roast of the Day with Cauliflower, Roast Potatoes, Pumpkin, Green Beans and Carrots GF on request $22.50
  • Warm Ciabatta Loaf Served with Garlic Butter $9.50
  • Wild Mushroom Fettuccine with Spinach, Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes in Garlic Cream topped with Parmesan Cheese V $25.50
  • Ceaser Chicken Salad, Cos Lettuce , Crispy Bacon, Permesan, Anchovies, Croutons, Ceaser Dressing & Finished with a soft Poached Egg $21.00
  • Prawn Salad $22.00
    • Warm pan-seared prawns and king prawns served with a fresh crispy summer salad drizzled with our honey, lemon and chilli dressing
  • Seasonal Salad $7.90
  • Wedges $13.50
    • Seasoned potato wedges topped with melted cheese, fresh tomato salsa and sour cream
  • Warm Salmon Filo Parcels $20.00
    • Smoked Salmon with spring onions and capers finished with cream cheese served with a fresh rocket salad drizzled with lemon and maple dressing
  • Toast with a Selection of Spreads $6.00
    • Brown or white, chunky and warm, served with a selection of spreads.
  • Chicken Cannelloni $22.00
    • A creamy mixture of chicken, spanish onion, red pepper and a hint of chilli wrapped in fresh pasta and served with mixed salad and drizzled with aioli
  • Cheese Platter $15.90 / $25.90
    • Local Blue River cheeses including Feta and Cheddar and Puhoi Blue Cheese and Brie served with accompaniments, warm bread and crackers
  • First Chocolate or Carrot Cake $7.00
    • Served with fresh cream or yoghurt
  • Blue Cod, Salad & Fries (when available) $21.00
  • One choice of the above served with a choice of two Salads & Chips
  • Apple Shortcake
  • 3 x Chicken Kebabs $15.50
  • Chicken Nuggets & Chips
  • 2 x Pork Strips
  • Massive 400gm T-bone Steak $22.90
  • Mixed Grill $19.50
  • Antipasto $36.90
    • Speciality pieces of bread, crackers, cold meats, prawns, gourmet, cheeses, gherkins, olives, pickled onions. served with dips and accompaniments
  • Chicken & Mushroom Pesto $18.90
    • Fresh strips of chicken breast, button mushrooms, garlic, spinach, basil pesto and fresh cherry tomatoes
  • Meat Board $69.90
    • A selection of meats from throughout our menu served with creamy mash, duck fat potatoes, seasonal vegetables, sauces and accompaniments
  • Free range eggs 2
  • Puttanesca $18.90
    • Garlic, chilli, capers, olives, cherry tomatoes, fresh basil and oregano bound in a rich tomato sauce
  • Wild Venison $38.90
    • Wild venison Denver leg from the heart of Fiordland, seared and rubbed in Horo pita, served medium rare on a pressed stack of buttery potato and kumara Accompanied by seasonal vegetables and a pomegranate molasses jus
  • Mussels $25.90
    • Riddler, chilli, ginger, garlic and coriander 1 kilo
  • The Kiln Bread Selection $19.90
    • Chefs choice of bread and accompaniments for two
  • Tataki Beef Californian N/A
  • Salmon and Cream Cheese N/A
  • Wakame Inari N/A
  • Teriyaki Chicken and Vegetable N/A
  • Surimi with Inari (Crab) N/A
  • Tataki Beef N/A
  • Salmon N/A
  • Teriyaki Chicken Onigiri N/A
    • on rice with fries & salad
    • served on a bed of rice & salad
  • Chicken Nuggets & curly fries
    • served with a choice of mushroom, garlic or pepper sauce served with fried & salad
  • Mushroom garlic or pepper sauce $4.00
  • Fried Eggs $3.50
  • CAJUN $37.00
    • topped with bacon, shrimps & pepper sauce
  • King Seallops $14.50
Tuatara Backpackers

Tuatara Backpackers



30-32 Dee Street, Invercargill, Southland, 9810, New Zealand



+64 3-214 0954





Opened hours

Monday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Tuesday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Wednesday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Thursday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Friday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Saturday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM Sunday: 7:00AM - 8:00PM
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30-32 Dee Street, Invercargill, Southland, 9810, New Zealand
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