Lumberjack restaurant in Owakaenjoy our cosy welcoming country atmospheredelicious fresh food with great hospitality and friendly service

Welcome to Lumberjack Bar and Café in Owaka, Catlins Coast

Matthias and Louise Herold as proprietors welcome you to the Lumberjack Bar & Café, which is situated at Owaka, being the heart of the Catlins Coast. Together with a comprehensive food menu we also serve a variety of hot and cold drinks. While on your journey through the Catlins Coast, make sure you stop and enjoy our hospitality and friendly service. Our café's timber and brick decor makes for a cosy ambience and a large open fire adds to the welcoming country atmosphere. The family room adjacent provides a great environment for functions and family celebrations.

Our favourite seafood meal is blue cod, which can be panfried or beer battered.

We like to use local beef. Ribeye steak is very popular with Café de Paris butter and a bordelaise sauce.

In addition to the above, we also serve chicken, lamb and salmon dishes.

Our Angus beef burger is very popular and we have shared dishes to go with evening main courses.

Restaurant Hours

Summer Season (21st September - 30th April):
Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday)
Open for brunch from 10.30am till 2.30pm
Open for evening dining from 6.00pm with licensed dining (reservations essential)

Winter Season (1st May - 20th September):
Open Wednesday to Sunday for brunch from 10.30am to 3.00pm
Open for dinner Friday and Saturday nights from 6.00pm (reservations essential)

We will open any other time by arrangement.

Our licensed bar will have a cold beer of your choice and we have a wine list that will cater for all pockets.


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