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Shawty's Cafe

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4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-435 3155
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Overton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Early evening midweek visit, so just two tables full when we went. Instant return for drinks order after we were seated (I like that) and took food order when drinks arrived. We just wanted pizza - some interesting choices I had a delicious salmon one J had mushrooms. Deserts also excellent. 3 draft craft beers available. Very,very good

Thank DavidD4204
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner with large group here and each of 11 people chose something different for main meal and everyone thought their meal was delicious. Also had guy playing piano which added to atmosphere. Staff were lovely - big smiles with top service. Had also done nice coffee earlier in day for us.

Thank Robyn C
milton keynes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meal & service. Quick attentive service & great sense of humour. Food was reasonably priced and excellent quality presented beautifully. Best meal we have had in ages!!

Thank fred054
Aurora, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up without a reservation, but the staff was very accommodating in getting us a table. Very good pizzas, reasonably priced, great service from the attentive staff.

Thank Fay C
Vessem, The Netherlands
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a our dinner on a saturday evening, the restaurant was very crowded, and table setting not optimal. Guess that due to this the staff wasn't optimal focussed on all of their guests. Food and drinks were excellent.

Thank Hans W
Coffs Harbour, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great little gem in Twizel. We were lucky enough to have both a casual lunch sitting outside in the courtyard as well as a dinner a few days later. The food and service was excellent. Highly recommend Shawtys

Thank Robyn P
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped over in Twizel one night while we were doing the Alps 2 Ocean and were recommended a visit to Shawtys......we were not disappointed. I had a delicious rack of lamb and my husband the crispy skinned salmon. He is still talking about how it was cooked to perfection.

Thank Susan G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us had different dishes, all were good. Good decor and nice feel. Service was good. Nice selection of beers

Thank Jack Z
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were cycling the A2O and had a night in Twizel with dinner at Shawty's. What a treat! The rack of lamb was fantastic. They began with a charcuterie platter which was amazing. The cream brûlée was one of the best I have had.

Thank Alan T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of 10 friends visiting Twizel riding the A20 we wanted a casual night of dining and were recommended Shawty's Cafe. We were all so pleased with the quality of our meals, we felt it was more like a 5 star dining experience. The beautiful local produce of salmon lamb and beef was cooked to perfection. A great... More 

Thank Saffoodies

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Market Place, Twizel 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 3155
Since its beginnings in 2005, Shawtys has built up a strong reputation, synonymous for fine food and great espresso. A destination in the Mackenzie Country. Open 7 days from 8.30am till late over the summer months with reduced hours during the winter season. Shawtys has a full breakfast, lunch and dinner menu, and cabinet food available, and our chef's are committed to providing you with great qualiy food at an affordable price. With a comprehensive gourmet pizza menu and great range of gluten free and vegetarian options there is something to suit everyones taste.Step into warm surroundings and take in the "New York" inspired decor. Shawtys recently underwent an amazing facelift and would not be out of place in a bustling city scene. A new look has led to a renewed focus on excellent quality wines and an array of craft beers. Shawtys offers a dining experience of high standard in a relaxed setting, perfect for an intimate dinner with friends or larger gathering. We aim to leave a lasting impression on our customers with great service and we invite you to check us out.

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