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“Disappointing”

Sailz Lake Hawea Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Lake Hawea
Price range: $7 - $35
Cuisines: New Zealand, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Sailz Lake Hawea Restaurant & Bar is upstairs above the General Store & Cafe. Sailz offers an al la carte menu of uncomplicated New Zealand cuisine, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. With views across the lake and surrounding mountains, the restaurant seats 45 indoors, and a shaded deck seats a further 40, and is a great venue for small or larger groups of diners, year round.
Reviewed 12 May 2019

We live locally. We don't often drop $'s on meals out but last night we decided to treat ourselves. We both ordered the buttermilk chicken main. Despite it being only around 6pm and only one other table occupied we waited a lengthy period of time for our food. When we received it we were very disappointed. The chicken was a small slab that looked boiled. It was flat, grey in colour, tasteless, and cold. It sat next to a small limp salad. We were gobsmacked that for the price that was all that was on our plate, cold, tasteless, grey chicken that we likened to a small child's jandal. It'll be a long time before we throw another $57 over your counter. We failed to see any value on our plates.

Date of visit: May 2019
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7 - 11 of 65 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2019

We love Lake Hawea to visit and stop here, they have the best burgers and the chips are big crunchy thick chips, the best I’ve had. Great food, perfect for a picnic on the lake.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Thank Tara C
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Reviewed 6 April 2019 via mobile

Waited 1.5 hours for our meals, we had a reservation, not many people there when we arrived and we ordered easy soups and fish and chips but still an awful long wait without being advised of the wait time. Also seafood chowder not your traditional chowder, more like a Vege soup with some seafood in it.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Shannonh098
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

I was disappointed at what I ate at lunch time in the downstairs cafe. I had a hot dog (outer batter rather hard) and chips (soft and not very hot) plus a cappuccino. I asked for the coffee to be double shot but it wasn't and the froth was pretty thin.

I've eaten many times in this cafe and it's a bit up and down with the quality of the food and drink.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Hawean
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Reviewed 26 March 2019

We visited the restaurant last week. We arrived into Lake Hawea in the late afternoon and looked for somewhere close to our airbnb and we stumbled on this place. I was initially a little concerned cause there was only 2 guys having a beer and some fries when we arrived. But I'm so glad we stayed. There was 6 of us there and we all got something different for dinner and EVERYTHING was amazing. The food was SO GOOD!!!!!! The waitress was really helpful and even though a few of us wanted to change our orders around a bit, they were really accommodating. Will definitely be back!!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank lisab828282
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