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Lumber Jack Restaurant

$$ - $$$
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3 Saunders Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
+64 3-415 8747
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Cromwell, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were first to arrive and waitress was pleasant even tho she forgot our water glasses and my beer. Ordered the chicken breast with plum sauce and sliced potatoes and salad. Pudding was cheese cake chocolate and raspberry with cream and ice cream. Speights beer on the side.

Thank Voodles
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice dinner in this restaurant. We are cod fish and my husband ribeye steak. Both came with delisious veg .

Thank Dalia T
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After a long drive from Manapouri we arrived with minutes to spare before closing . We were very warmly welcomed and had a lovely meal ( both had fish ) with good wine and service . Very good value for money and a happy experience .

Thank Robert H
Paphos District, Cyprus
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We telephoned for a reservation and was told they had two big groups booked in, but if we came early we would be ok for a table. My wife and I had fish served with a choice of salad or veg, both were good choices, they very tasty and the pavlova to follow was delicious. Going again tonight.

Thank Michael H
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed excellent roast rump of lamb with vegetables. Pavlova with fruit for dessert. A thoroughly New Zealand and very tasty dinner. Excellent service.

Thank TravelingGramma005
Penang Island, Malaysia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so grateful that we didn't miss this restaurant. We were planning to go to another restaurant which is far away from the B&B, and the owner suggested this restaurant to us. The food was great especially the "Seasoned Butterfly Lamb Rump".. it was so good!! But a little bit pricy... Worth for visit if you drop by Catlins..

Thank Fern117
Owaka, New Zealand
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

you would not leave this resturant hungry. make sure you are hungry before you go. well cooked kiwi food i have been a few times and would recommend this to travellers how want real kiwi food

Thank 79robynb
Monza, Italy
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216 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent local restaurant, great food (including deserts) and great atmosphere. We ended up in this restaurant by chance while leaving Nugget Point (it seemed to be the only restaurant in the area), and we suddenly fell in love with its ambiance: wooden tables, chairs and walls and a huge fireplace to warm the atmosphere while it was raining outside. We... More 

Thank BurgerQueen78
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best blue cod I have ever eaten in nz. The chips were very crispy and salad very fresh. Service was good and ample parking outside.

Thank Maryna R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We turned up around 8pm on a wet mid-week night to be told the chef had gone home. When we looked disappointed, we were told not to worry - they would go and fetch him back! After a very short wait (and some very agreeable wine) we were served a delicious meal - pasta for her and salmon for him.... More 

Thank Prue M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Saunders Street, Owaka 9535, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Owaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-415 8747

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?