family-friendly restaurant in Owakacosy ambience and a large open fire in Lumberjack Bar and Caféwe also offer hot and cold drinks along with a comprehensive food menu

Lumberjack Bar and Café in Owaka, Catlins

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.

Friendly family-orientated restaurant in the township of Owaka. This is a good stop to enjoy a cosy atmosphere while travelling through the Catlins. We can cater for all tastes and price ranges. We also cater for special functions.

We are closed on Mondays.

Lunch Menu

V Toasted cheese roll $3.50
V Carrot cake $5.00
V Blueberry muffin $4.00
V Lumberjack cake $5.00
V Bowl of chips with tomato sauce $6.50
GFV Mixed leaf salad and tomato with red wine and shallot dressing $10.50
  Mesclun salad with Caesar dressing, bacon and crostini crumbs $12.00
V Mac and cheese $12.50
  Angus beef burger $16.50
  Eggs (as you like) with hot buttered ciabatta $12.50
  Sides for eggs:  
       Bacon $6.00
       Grilled tomato $5.00
       Hash brown $5.00
GF Grilled chicken with salad leaves, cucumber and green beans in a Nam Jim dressing with crunchy shallots $23.50
  Battered blue cod with fries and tartare sauce $25.00
GF  Slow-braised beef cheeks served on mash, onion jam and kumara chips $22.90
V = Vegetarian
GF = Gluten Free

Dinner Menu

Dishes to Start and Share
Grilled ciabatta bread, hummus, sundried tomato pesto, whipped feta with basil and Dijon mustard $12.90
Crostini selection: cold salmon, horseradish cream, lemon, seared rare peppered beef, blue cheese, onion marmalade (six pieces) $15.50
Dishes to Share with Main Meal
Duck-fat roasted potatoes with porcini salt $9.00
Chargrilled cauliflower with tomatoes, caper and mustard vinaigrette $10.50
Mesclun salad with Caesar dressing, bacon crumbs and crostini crumbs $10.00
Steamed broccolini and beans with Nam Jim dressing and crunchy shallots $9.50
Roasted seasonal vegetable salad with miso and mustard dressing $9.50
Main Plates
Grilled ribeye steak, Café de Paris butter, tempura onion rings and bordelaise sauce $31.00
Grilled lemon chicken with mushroom and butterbean ragout, cherry tomatoes and salsa verde $27.50
Slow-braised beef cheeks, whipped potatoes with chives kumara crisps $28.90
Lamb rump steaks with fennel seed rub, pea and mint puree and warm ratatouille relish $32.50
Roasted salmon fillet on green beans $32.50
Pan-fried blue cod with duck fat potatoes $31.80
Battered blue cod with fries and tartare sauce $31.80
Rigatoni with salad or vegetables $15.50

Children's Meals

Hot dogs and fries $10.50
Fish and fries $10.50
Mac and cheese $12.50
Ice cream sundae with choice of topping (chocolate, raspberry, caramel or passion fruit) $6.50

Dessert Menu

Eton mess (crushed meringue, vanilla mascarpone, berries) $12.50
Frozen lemon tart served with a lemon curd cream and strawberry coulis $12.50
Panna cotta served with pineapple and coconut shreddings $12.50
Ice cream sundae with choice of topping (chocolate, raspberry, caramel or passion fruit) $6.50