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Sailz Lake Hawea Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$, , Pizza
33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
+64 3-443 1696
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average2%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible5%
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12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Pizza, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And have to admit that I wished I’d carried on to Wanaka. Poor coffee, like a warm milkshake rather than the double shot FW that I craved. Atmosphere was poor, mid morning was dominated by tradies chowing down on a pie. Give it a miss...More

Thank ge0rge0fthejungle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had takeaway fish and chips and they were fantastic. The portions of fish were huge and a really geniorous portion of chips. They are crispy and tasty and served on a cardboard platter in a paper bag. First rate. Thank you. Will come again.

Thank JKLM2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at the Salz after a long day on the Haast pass and we've been really hungry. When we ordered the waitress was joking with us that the portions are really big ...and than the food arrived. The portions were really big and very...More

Thank ThRued
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Great little cafe. We stopped here for Brunch on Easter Sunday. Staff were friendly, service was quick and there was a great selection - menu, counter food, takeaways, ice cream etc. There is also a convenience store attached.

Thank Louise K
Reviewed March 28, 2018

I have always liked this cafe and often called in for a light lunch when we have been to Wanaka, and found it okay, but this last visit what a disappointment I had a job to understand what the, girl who served said, I ordered...More

Thank RITAANN883
Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

Seafood dish (main)was what you would expect from an entree, a few salad leaves and a tiny portion of seafood, not very tasty either. My husband got a very small piece of blue cod for his meal (main). We both left feeling hungry

Thank dejm2014
Reviewed March 6, 2018

We purchased takeaways from the Sailz for quite a large group. We were very impressed with the speedy and friendly service plus the quality of the food was very good. Nice work Sailz, we will be back next trip.

Thank shandradc
Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Well, one of the only two places you can have meal in the Hawea area. So living here does not leave you too much choice, doesn’t it? Food is ok. Waitresses on the second floor are quite friendly. We had six or eight meals here...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed February 6, 2018

We stopped here for dinner as we were staying just down the street. The atmosphere could use a little work, having two staff members standing around discussing their schedules where everyone can hear put me off a bit. The food was really good and fairly...More

Thank karen6490
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Disappointing meal. Not very hot, “vegetables” were carrots only?! And no sauces available for the steak.

Thank Vicki A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $24
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Capell Avenue | Top of the Hill, Lake Hawea 9345, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Lake Hawea
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 1696
  • E-mail
Sailz Lake Hawea Restaurant & Bar is upstairs above the General Store & Cafe. Sailz offers an al la carte menu of uncomplicated New Zealand cuisine, friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere for locals and visitors alike. With views across the lake and surrounding mountains, the restaurant seats 45 indoors, and a shaded deck seats a further 40, and is a great venue for small or larger groups of diners, year round.
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