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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beef two ways was beautiful and the sticky date and creme brûlée were divine! Thank you! Will definitely be back before we leave.

Thank StephieeihpetS
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Campervan broken down - stranded in Twizel. What an unexpected blessing! Beautiful town, beautiful people. Especially enjoyed Shawty's - delicious pizza, great staff, and the most delicious caramel dessert. Give it a try!

Thank bcb1010
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is very busy around dinner time, reservations are your best bet. They serve a variaty of foods, amongst others some nice pizza's, but also have a look at their beer chart. The have some very nice local beers

Thank Hans-Smeets
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly and attentive staff. Place was buzzing, full of a mix of locals and tourists. Both mains, salmon and chicken were excellent as was the creme broulee for dessert. One the best meals we have had in 5 weeks of travel. This restaurant is highly recommended by this patron.

Thank 1955pjl
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived late with the restaurant full. After a friendly greeting we were seated at a bar table. A table came up and we were quickly seated. Excellent wines and very good lamb and beef dishes. Attentive service. iverall very good.

Thank mariaben64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelling from Sydney. Visited on Valentine's Day, at the same time as a rowing tournament was in town. They were booked out but sat us outside, and quickly moved us inside as soon as they could. As lovers of Salmon we had the Salmon Tasting Plate and the Salmon main. Both were incredibly delicious, fresh and healthy. Staff were great... More 

Thank MelissaDenman
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

as above. meal was delicious. staff were very attentive and helpful. Steak was beautifully cooked and lambrack was awesome. Deserts were beautiful

Thank Kay B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful meal , Hearty Beef Soup with slice of toasted sourdough bread. Really tasty and a complete meal on its own, almost like a goulash in consistency, well worth a visit just for this meal.

Thank Paul v
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised to find such a good restaurant in the little town of Twizel. We both had the beef cooked 2 ways - a steak and a shank, which came with enormous yummy croquette potatoes. Very tender and juicy and a generous portion. Service was a little bit slow but it was worth the wait! We walked in on... More 

Thank Christine R
Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing through and decided to go with LP suggestion. Pleased we did. It is a long while since we have had such pleasant attention from every member of staff we met. Best Eggs Benedict I have had in a while and other 3 variations on cooked breakfast all excellent. Highly recommended.

Thank robinhbishop

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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