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“A proper cup of tea and fabulous scones!”

Sailz Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Lake Hawea
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$25
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, 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.
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“A proper cup of tea and fabulous scones!”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Stopped off at the cafe and had good quality tea made in a proper teapot and huge, fresh home made scones - a real treat for tea lovers. Lots of other things on the menu as well. A good place to stop and refuel.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank sheila c
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English first
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Probably the best restaurant in the area”
Reviewed 3 November 2012 via mobile

Greet views from the second floor of this building with alfresco option but beware strong winds. I liked the wind nevertheless, gives a sense of excitement! Food was great and generous portions as well. Ordered the pizza. Free wifi and good speed as well. Was there for 3 days and the staff were all very hospitable and cheery. Coffee excellent. Convenience store and cafe below. Fishing license obtainable here. They even offered to send me home as it was getting late and cold but we declined the offer though cos it was still manageable. Recommended!!

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Thank Docjoes
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Wellington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing views, awesome food, fabulous hospitality”
Reviewed 26 October 2012

This restaurant was recommended to us by Ruth at U-Fly Wanaka and it didn't disappoint. We are just sorry we left it till our last night in Wanaka to visit as the menu was so great we would have liked to have tried more of the dishes on offer. My husband struggled to choose between the Venison, Duck and the whitebait Omelette, eventually settling for the whitebailt omelette upsized with battered Blue cod and salad and I had the Blue cod and chips with salad. We couldn't resist the dessert menu and again it was hard to choose as there were so many yummy options. The service was also great and prices are reasonable. It is obviously a popular place so best to book.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank MitziWellington
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Geraldine, New Zealand
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129 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Consistently great”
Reviewed 19 September 2012

We live locally and eat at Sailz as often as possible. We often go with other locals and out-of-town visitors and they all agree the food is great and most reasonable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Hawean
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