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“Cornerstone Roots and beerzies.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Leigh Sawmill Cafe

The Leigh Sawmill Cafe
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Leigh
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Matakana, New Zealand
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131 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Cornerstone Roots and beerzies.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2014

Always fantastic, great venue, hot outdoor brazier- that is huge. Lots of locals. Great drinks, great selection, especially those hand pours from the top shelf. Never had I left feeling like it wasn't up to scratch. Love the Sawmill!

Visited June 2014
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English first
Cambridge, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

While away over the Christmas/New Year period we called in to the Leigh Sawmill for brunch. We hadn't booked but they accommodated us and we had a really delicious brunch. We will definitely go back again.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Late lunch at Leigh”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Easter weekend: Visited the famous Leigh Sawmill Cafe for a late lunch with delicious garlic and herb pizza bread and hummus accompanied by a hugely-flavoursome Ransom Wines Clos de Valerie Pinot Gris and a "grunty" 12 Gauge lager hand-crafted at the cafe's own brewery.

Cold Chisel's Don Walker and The Bads band were tuning up for a show that evening so we got a fabulous sneak preview of their gig.

The day ended at Goat Island, New Zealand's first marine reserve, where you can swim and snorkel with the fish or stay dry and view the stunning marine life from a glass-bottom boat.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“love it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

great food, excellent staff ,great value,we will use as our local when in the area
try the snapper and local wines

Visited May 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Went here for a drink and a snack after a visit to the nearby Goat Island Marine Reserve. Service was slow and our fries took nearly 40 minutes to be served. We had to ask staff twice for an update. Staff didn't appear too concerned. Would not recommend.

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