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Leigh Sawmill Cafe & Accommodation

142 Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6019
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (58 reviews)
“fish tacos” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
142 Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had booked for 7:30 and were still waiting for food an hour and a half later. Waitress was great and very apologetic but the wait ruined the evening. They weren’t busy. After a spectacular lunch at the sawmill brewery this place was disappointing.

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Best pizza I have ever had! Really cool atmosphere, friendly staff and delicious food. Overall brilliant experience and would 100% go back :)

Thank Alan N
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

When we asked a local about this cafe they said “Crikey Mate” which meant “why are you still standing here asking me this question when you should be there eating” It really helps to know local slang. The best Hamburger in a long time!

1  Thank Gogogal55
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Best bloody Mary I've ever had! Great selection of food, kids were all happy with HUGE kids burgers, delicious homemade lemonade and beautiful pizzas. Attentive staff and brilliant atmosphere. Highly recommend!

Thank Ashleigh C
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I normally write a review about a place whenever I find the time sooner or later, but feeling "HAD" and ripped off once again by this "establishment" demands some comments to be made here. Went there yesterday afternoon for a late lunch with two friends,...More

Thank expeditioner2015
leighsawmill, General Manager at Leigh Sawmill Cafe & Accommodation, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi - felt the need to respond to your diatribe. Fair enough making comment on the food - seems it wasn't up to our usual standards - no amount of explanation is going to suffice on that so i won't offer any. However as you...More

Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

We were passing through Leigh and decided to stop for lunch. When we checked TripAdvisor we came across the Sawmill Cafe and decided to give it a go. For starters it was really easy to get to, we found it with no trouble. It a...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Were seated and waited for over an hour to get a pizza - that's just too long! We'd gone out of our way to go to this restaurant in Leigh after coming back from Kawau Island cruise. It was a public holiday (+surcharge) but not...More

Thank AklTraveler
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We had very poor experience. Very unprofessional and poor customer service. Will not go back again. Food is terrible. We had pizzas (the only choice, apart from fries). You can get better/tastier pizza from your local Pizza hut store for $5. They could not even...More

Thank kb5403
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and very attentive and friendly service. Lovely to eat outdoors but well shaded and pleasant decor.

Thank Murray B
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Really good place to stop and enjoy a cool beer. You can try a range of the beers that they make, or have any other sort of Beverage. Food was good too.

Thank Denise G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Leigh
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 6019
The Leigh Sawmill Cafe is the perfect place to spend a weekend - have a good meal or 2, relax in the garden, go to the beach, catch a band and stay the night in our comfortable accommodation just 50 metres away. The cafe offers delicious gourmet pizzas, full brunch and dinner menu’s using fresh local fish, hand picked garden produce and house made preserves giving the dishes a unique New Zealand flavour. We are fully licensed with an extensive wine list, bottled beer and alternating selection of 5 NZ craft beers The infamous sawmill stage has played host to a varied portfolio of live music and over the last 20 years - and proudly supports New Zealand music. Visit our website to check out our latest gig guide CAFE SUMMER TRADING HOURS 27 December - 15 February 7 days 10am – late CAFE OFF PEAK TRADING HOURS Thursday 12-9pm Friday - Sunday 10am – late Accommodation is available 7 days a week year round
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