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Sailz Restaurant and Bar

) #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lake Hawea ££ - £££ , , Pizza
33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1696
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 77 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the cafe for lunch - the variety of cabinet food on offer was fantastic and delicious. Serving sizes were very generous too. The coffee was lovely and the service superb. Couldn't fault the cafe and looking forward to dining at the restaurant...More

Thank chrisbuckley2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had the seafood chowder and a chicken burger. Seafood chowder was the best meal I had in New Zealand. Helpful, pleasant and courteous staff. A must stop!

Thank laurie h
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We loved everything about the Sailz! Had the fish and chips & burger for takeaway during lunch - delicious and hearty. Returned for dinner at the restaurant and we ordered their seafood chowder, mussels and pork ribs which were fresh and well flavoured. Loved the...More

Thank TravelWithJo
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Having moved from a local hotel restaurant in Hawea through lack of service, this was a great choice, with hard-working obliging staff and good food. A second visit was obligatory! There was a variety of choice at breakfast, also of a good standard.

Thank vikingrunner
Reviewed 12 April 2017

This place gave wonderful service and the food was completely delicious. I had the most enormous plate of ribs I'd ever seen and my husband's cheesecake was to die for. Another couple we got chatting to wondered why they'd left it so long to visit...More

Thank LisaCarvill
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Well worth stopping for food, generous portions, reasonably priced, great views. We will no doubt go back next time in the area. The wait staff were friendly and attentive and the food was quick.

Thank CThoms
Reviewed 9 April 2017

A wonderful dining experience.The food was superb.Service excellent,so friendly,without fuss but efficient and knowledgeable.The only criticism-Mains divine but too big and desserts also divine and far far too big.

Thank lynkes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Food in the cafe store area was very good - both menu ordered and cabinet variety. Burger was good and muffins are really first class. Staff were friendly and polite

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Spent over 40 dollars on take away meal for the family. Ordered extra chips but ended up with less than a half serve. Staff indifferent and manager not returned my calls. Very average burgers. Go to the hotel instead. Local and not loving their service.

Thank Bob I
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Walked in, ordered and said we would be sitting upstairs and got dirty looks from staff. Why? I'm uncertain. Wanted to add to our order so rang the bell for service because those were the instructions on the little sign at the service counter upstairs....More

Thank SprawlingCity
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Lake Hawea
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1696
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Sailz Lake Hawea Restaurant & Bar is upstairs above the General Store & Cafe, with seating indoors for 45, and a shaded deck seating a further 40, with a view of the mountains, and lake glimpses. Serving a seasonal range of popular NZ cuisine, with international chefs' flair, Sailz believe in consistency, with regular repeat guests.
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