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Lumber Jack

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3 Saunders Street | Owaka, Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8747
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb rump” (5 reviews)
“kumara mash” (2 reviews)
“pavlova” (5 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
3 Saunders Street | Owaka, Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went to this restaurant for dinner twice in our 3 night stay at Owaka. Food and service were great. Perhaps you need to book beforehand as they want to ensure they are not too busy.

Thank Lindagal
Reviewed 1 week ago

Local cafe feel with basic but yummy food. Good for lunch. Recommend the pork burger it was delicious!

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can recommend the muffins and carrot cake!! We went back a second time. The meals looked appealing so if we were in the area a bit longer we would have returned again.

Thank Sue63_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a quick lunch before attending a wedding. Was a good feed meals came out pretty quickly too.

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seems like the staff get flustered easily as when we walked in they were to busy to greet us, having to deal to the two tables of two seated in the restaurant. We watched our two coffees being made and regretted it as we questioned...More

Thank aliceampster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the braised beef and beef ribs and they were very good. Nice potato stack and onion with them. Friendly staff and clean toilets. Middle or nowhere town but good quality food for fair price. Recommended

Thank bbrichau
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

Decided to have lunch here with our group of 4. The beef cheek was amazing - would definitely order it again! Was able to squeeze the Eton Mess in for dessert, and it was beautiful. The flat white coffee was really good - best coffee...More

2  Thank Lisaandyvv
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We were greeted with: "There are four tables before you. You'll have to wait.". So we waited. and waited and waited and waited. And then asked if we should order from her or at the cash desk. She said to she would take our order....More

Thank Kinuck
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Was very disappointed overall with the meal, the steak wasn't cooked to the liking and they didn't even serve it with salad or veges, it was just a steak and sauce, Salad, veges or chips had to be ordered separately which makes it a very...More

Thank taniaj0hn
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Had lunch there and left a little disappointed. The food was average and the coffee mediocre, but it was the lack of professionalism in the staff that really let it down. They were very friendly and polite but forgot the basics like which table ordered...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Saunders Street | Owaka, Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-415 8747
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