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Lumber Jack

3 Saunders Street | Owaka, Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8747
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb rump” (6 reviews)
“kumara mash” (2 reviews)
“pavlova” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Saunders Street | Owaka, Catlins, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch in Lumber Jacks, owaka great quality food nice wine and the fire was perfect for a really cold day. Would be good if clear if you pay before or after so no confusion. This place is a must for local food...More

Thank Loulou0833
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

yes people So Good we booked a table for 2 in advance, at arrival in Owaka we checked availability and found that they where closing early but they looked after us very well, excellent food and the service made us feel very welcome

Thank Rika V
Reviewed 11 April 2018

At Easter our Photography Club had a field trip in the Catlins and we had our main cub dinner at Lumberjack. We were offered a buffet at 2 different price points of which we chose to have the lesser value. The food was excellent and...More

Thank ColleenLinnell
Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here and while the food was nice thought it a bit over priced for what was served. I had cod with roasted potatoes and my husband had the lamb,when asked if it was served with Vegetables got a straight no, so ordered...More

Thank 0602Elaine
Reviewed 2 April 2018

if you want over priced food with average service this is the place for you . The price is way to expensive and they dont beleive you when you tell them you didnt get some of our order, what you do get is some tasty...More

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 9 March 2018

You will need to eat early, on the day we were there the restaurant took last bookings at 8pm. The food is well presented and plenteous. The vegetables were delicious.

Thank Grant D
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

What a delightful surprise to walk into the Lumberjack. The best seafood in the south- the battered fried or pan fried blue cod- beat out other (fancier) places along the coast. Our group also had the wonderfully prepared lamb rump steaks. Seriously, SO GOOD... don’t...More

Thank Kathryn A
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Coffee was bellow par, watery and at $4.80 a cup not worth it. Service is slow. We waited ages just for a slice of cake!!! Very average.

Thank Emily W
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Restaurant and Cafe at the main junction in Owaka. Probably a family run business with a friendly service. Reasonable prices. No WiFi.

Thank Advisor_Miro
Reviewed 17 February 2018 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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