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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
+64 3-249 7526
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07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Los Angeles
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Eating in NZ is on the spendy side so when I saw the $10 breakfast sign, I went in expecting cheap, but not great. What a pleasant surprise: a heaping portion of softly scrambled eggs over toast with a pile of juicy bacon. The mushrooms on toast were, dare I say, lifechanging!!! Ok I'm exaggerating but you get the picture:... More 

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Thank skygirl12
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi skygirl12, Thanks for your glowing review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast at our restaurant, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

New York City, New York
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133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate twice here. Both times had the venison burger. Those are handmade and are delicious! After a long day of hiking there is no better place. Burgers are huge and coupled with a basket of fries, it's an ultimate feast after a day of being outdoor. Prices are reasonable. USD 40-50 for 2 with drinks. Service is pleasant.

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Thank ManhattanVasya
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi ManhattanVasya, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, we truely appreciate your feedback, and we are delighted to hear you enjoyed our venison burgers. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bailiez is one of the larger restaurants in Ta Anau and is located in the heart of the Central Business District (CBD). It is the restaurant located below the Distinction Luxmore Hotel and I was told that it is popular among the local residents. We stopped there for lunch before leaving for our Milford Sound cruise. I had a Bailiez... More 

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Thank Fingerpicker8
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Fingerpicker8, Thank you for the glowing review, I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your meals with us. In answer to your intrigue, the table beside the bar is an old wool press, and is a great conversation piece amongst all our customers. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Under short notice this restaurant was able to provide a quality late breakfast for our tour group in record time, while still providing excellent service. AA++

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Thank Alter N
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Alter N, Thank you for your glowing review, I am humbled to hear your feedback, and delighted to hear that our wonderful team were able to provide your group with a great breakfast within the limited time you had. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the not to distant future. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Southland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friendly professional service. Didn't have to wait long for a meal even though it was quite busy. Waitress advised us how long the expect wait was.

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Thank Bionickate2016
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Bionickate2016 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your dining experience. I hope we have another opportunity to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manger More 

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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We had a surprisingly good breakfast and coffee at Bailiez Cafe. The service was friendly and they worked hard getting everything correct with a small amount of staff. It was good place for kids.

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Thank Allison R
Management response:

Hi Allison, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review, we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast with us, and that you found our restaurant to be child friendly. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Very handy location and at town centre. The steak was well done instead of my ordering medium. The drumsticks were too dry.

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Thank Yi Z
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Yi Z, Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Sorry your meals were not cooked to your liking, if this had been brought to our attention we would happily have rectified the situation. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Iowa City, Iowa
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was provided with a drink coupon and used it for a hot drink--good on a rainy, chilly night. I had taken a strpll of nearby eateries and wasn't impressed with what I found, so I went back to Bailiez and had a meal with large, freshly prepared portions. Reasonably priced.

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Thank CaliforniaAL_13
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi CaliforniaAL_13 Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your dining experience with us and delighted you enjoyed your meal with us. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We arrived tired, hungry and keen for a nice meal. We were very pleased to be greeted quickly and supplied with water and menus straight away, even though they were quite busy and we hadn't booked. We chose our meals and relaxed in the comfortable.chairs. We ordered fish and chips and a fish burger. All food arrived quickly, was nicely... More 

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1 Thank CXBell412
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi CXBell412 Thanks for your glowing review, and I am delighted to hear you enjoyed you meals with us and found our staff to be happy and friendly. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Visited Sept, nothing much open in Te'Anau and seeing they had quite a few customers, we thought it was a safe bet. We ordered roast chicken, a chicken burger, ribs and cod and chips and all were over cooked. Maybe it was an off night in the kitchen, but we are usually easy to please and we were unimpressed. Service... More 

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1 Thank PetaJ
Dee R, Manager at Bailiez Cafe, responded to this review

Hi PetaJ Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We apologise that your meals did not meet our usual high standard on this occasion. Kind regards Dee Riddoch Restaurant Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:00
Monday
07:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 7526

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?