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“A real surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lumber Jack

Lumber Jack
Ranked #1 of 3 Coffee & Tea in Owaka
Cuisines: New Zealand, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
County Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A real surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

My Family and I arrived late in Owaka and struggled to find somewhere to eat. We eventually settled on this little cafe/restaurant and we were all pleasently surprised. It doesnt look much from the ouside but inside is quite cosy and the food was gorgeous. My father had the salmon and he said it was the best salmon he had throughtout our entire trip (which included New Zealand and Oz) The service wasn't the best but not awful either. Definately worth a trip to!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank cawley
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kent
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good heart food but young staff not attentive enough”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

Great place to eat if you get to Owaka late and want good food - fast service and friendly but the younger staff looked a little flustered with only a handful of people in the restaurant - maybe just a little bit of training needed - overall a great meal and well priced too.

Visited November 2012
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Thank rap28
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Owners went out of their way to assist !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012

My wife and I visited this restaurant for lunch in May 2012. Our lunch (Fish and chips plus soup and flat white coffee) was excellent but what impressed us most was how hospitable both Darrel and Janice are. We could not get our rental car started and had to come back to call Automobile Association, using The Lumberjack telephone. While waiting for the car mechanics to arrive, Janice had got her husband Darrel to drive over their vehicle to the restaurant and wanted to jump-start our vehicle. We graciously declined as we were afraid that the battery problem might recur again. Being from Singapore, we feel very touched with the warm hospitality of both husband and wife team who were indeed so helpful in not only offering use of their local telephone but the willingness to go the extra mile to jump-start the car. Thank you very much Janice and Darrel. We are impressed with NZ because of you both

  • Visited May 2012
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2 Thank travelyogi
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