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The Leigh Sawmill Cafe

$$ - $$$, Pizza,
142 Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-422 6019
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (52 reviews)
“fish tacos” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
142 Pakiri Road, Leigh, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I happen to visit the Sawmill cafe last weekend aftyer some mates had won the local football league for celebrations. Despite my visit being brief it was a delightful place. With great beer options and a very cozy atmosphere. This is a place definitely I'll...More

Thank Martin R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived on a sunny sat arvo. Such a friendly welcome and great vibe. Food exceeded expectations for a few fussy eaters amongst us. Wontons plump and perfectly cooked, ceviche delish although quite small and fish tacos so fresh and yum. The guy who was...More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

Been there more than 10 years ago and 2 years ago. A place to bring kids, friends or just the two. Nice settings, friendly staffs, good environment.

Thank dlwabbit
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a bite after visiting Goat Island.. Great spot with very friendly staff and outdoor area for dining. The fish n chips was great..

Thank Matt M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Between five adults and two small kids, chose two pizzas (Big Ben and Ella) and three bowls of fries. We then saw some other diners with a dessert pizza and promptly ordered one and it was the star dish and enjoyed by all. The live...More

Thank Warwick H
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

The food was really good. The steaks were cooked to perfection and the magharita pizza was great! I'd go back for the pizza (minus the parsley added on it). It's table service which also adds to the charm of the place and will definitely go...More

Thank food_luver01
Reviewed 2 April 2017

3 of us stopped here at the end of a day up that way. The service was good, the food yummy especially the ceviche (we didn't have pizza) and the surroundings interesting. The one negative- asked the waitress about the history of the sawmill and...More

Thank AucklandWiz
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped for lunch here on a beautifully sunny day. We were very impressed with the setting, especially the way the outdoor seated area was layout. The service was second to none and the food was amazing. Wow is all we can...More

Thank Martin0NZ
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Our family visited to celebrate a birthday, post Matakana Markets and pre snorkelling at Goat Island. We enjoyed the spacious table arrangement and outdoor setting. The staff were friendly and service was prompt. Everyone enjoyed their meals from the kids fish and chips, French Toast,...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Restaurants come and go in this district....BUT Leigh Sawmill Café is still well worth the drive out to Leigh. (NB; NOT to be confused with the new Sawmill Brewery just north of Matakana.....don't waste your time stopping there- keep driving to Leigh! )

Thank eleanor1012014
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
12:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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
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