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“Wonton dessert a real treat”
Review of Shawty's Cafe

Shawty's Cafe
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Twizel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Diner, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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.
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very nice restaurant, efficient & friendly staff. Very extensive menu, we could of chosen several main dishes, our party of four chose something different ! Beautiful food. Well presented and delicious

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Thank sullies88
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Sullies,

Thanks for your fabulous review, our staff work really hard to present great food, and to give you a wonderful dining experience so it's wonderful when people like you recognise this and tell the world.

Cheers
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We chanced upon Shawty's and were pleased with our choice. A decent wine and beer list, interesting pizzas and friendly service. Perfect for our family of four with hungry teenagers.

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Thank Sally K
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Sally,

Thanks for the great review, we hope to see you back sometime.
Cheers
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

The salmon was so delicious, with perfectly seasoned, crispy skin. Mr's steak was also really good - it came out rare as requested, and was really good quality. The accompaniments with the meals were also very tasty. For dessert, the apple wonton with ice cream was a winner. The salted caramel sauce was actually salted, which I was very happy with (often places will have a 'salted caramel' somethingarather on the menu only for it to be not salted in the least! So this did not disappoint). Mr's affogato was also very good. Our waitress was friendly, cheerful, and efficient.
This remains our go-to spot for dinner in Twizel :)

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Thank Roodlez
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Roodlez,

Thanks so much for the glowing review, it is really humbling for staff who put so much in to giving diners a wonderful experience.
I agree, salted caramel without the salt flavour - waste of time!!
We hope to see you back sometime.

Kindest regards
Rachel Sheridan

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We had the best carpaccio, pork belly and beef cheeks, beautifully presented and good value for money. Will definitely dine there again when we are back in Twizel.

Thank Pickle251
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Pickle,
Thanks for taking the time to submit such a fabulous review, I must say you had my two favourite dishes!!! It gives our staff such a great feeling when we get reviews like this. We look forward to serving you again when you are back in town.

Kindest Regards
Rachel

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Pleasant evening, excellent meal, very good service and good value. A varied menu to cater for all tastes and appetites.

Thank Alan D
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Travaller445, Owner at Shawty's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2017

Dear Alan,

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review, next time we hope to give you a 5 star experience.

Kindest Regards
Rachel Sheridan

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