Bar & Café in Catlins

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

We are in winter hours.

closed until the 1st September

We will open for functions by arrangment any time

Please ring 027 229 6024 to make arrangments

restaurant in Catlins Coast
dinner menu
hot & cold drinks, Catlins

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 & tomato with red wine and shallot dressing $10.50
  Mesclun salad with Caesar dressing, bacon and crostini crumbs $12.00
V     Mac & 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 free range chicken with salad leaves, cucumber and green beans in a Nahm 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 a hay stack
V = Vegetarian                         GF = Gluten Free

Dinner Menu


Grilled ciabatta bread, hummus, sundried tomato pesto, whipped feta with basil and Dijon mustard


Crostini selection: cold salmon, horseradish cream, lemon, seared rare peppered beef, blue cheese, onion marmalade  (six pieces)





Duck-fat roasted potatoes with porcini salt


Char-grilled cauliflower with tomatoes, caper and mustard vinaigrette


Mesclun salad with Caesar dressing, bacon crumbs and crostini crumbs


Steamed broccolini and beans with Nahm Jim dressing and crunchy shallots


Roasted seasonal vegetable salad with miso and mustard dressing





Grilled ribeye steak, Café de Paris butter, tempura onion rings and bordelaise sauce


Grilled free-range lemon chicken with mushroom and butterbean ragout, cherry tomatoes and salsa verde


Slow-braised beef cheeks, whipped potatoes with chives kumera  crisps



Lamb rump steaks with fennel seed rub, pea and mint puree and warm ratatouille relish


Roasted salmon fillet on green beans


Pan-fried blue cod on bed of brussel sprouts and pancetta with duck fat potatoes


Battered blue cod with fries and tartare sauce


Rigatoni with salad or vegetables



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

Dessert menu

Eton mess
Crushed meringue, vanilla mascarpone, berries.
Frozen Lemon tart
Served with a lemon curd cream and strawberry coulis.
Panna Cotta
Served with pinapple and coconut shreddings.

Ice-Cream Sundae
with choice of toppings, caramel, chocolate, raspberry or passion fruit