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Stillwater Restaurant & Cafe

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79 Main North Road, Woodend 7610, New Zealand
+64 3-312 2912
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I find it is always great to dine at this restaurant! Wonderful food with very friendly service. Totally recommend! 😀

2 Thank Rosanne G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great ambience with lovely service and food - nice outdoor area as well - all meals really well priced and very good portions- relaxing and very clean

2 Thank Nonabelle51
Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Stillwater Cafe was such a great find for dinner when we stayed in Woodend overnight on the start of a NZ golfing trip with friends from Aussie and the North Is. There were 8 of us altogether and every one of our meals were beautifully presented and tasted amazing and were reasonably priced.The mushroom sauce on the steak was delicious,... More 

3 Thank kiwikid_12
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have been to the Stillwater Restaurant twice now after the first time we had to bring back our friends the were over from the uk . They were also well impressed. Great service and very friendly. We have a 10 month year old the lady was very cool talking to our wee man and making us feel very welcome.... More 

3 Thank CM M
Pegasus north canterbury
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We go for lunch once a month.We just take a chance , dont book, just call in.We are always made to feel very welcome. The meals are always lovely presented, we have never been disappointed. Stillwater restaurant is a lovely quite setting. We would highly recommend for any age group.

3 Thank eddie and kay b
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We had lunch New Years Day! The pressed cheeseburger was outstanding as were the truffle fries-extra crispy! Ask for Paige-she is helpful and fun! We will return soon! 😊

2 Thank oneilsh
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

we enjoyed a nice meal with good service by very friendly staff.Its nice going somewhere where you are treated like old friends

2 Thank Jane A
south island
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We were a group of 3 women heading for a 2 night stay in chch. Being a Friday night we were surprised there wasn't more people, as restaurant was a good size. Meals abit slow coming out for only 10 adults and a couple of kids but enjoyed it when they did. Only one woman working. She was friendly and... More 

1 Thank carefreekiwi
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Now we have found this wonderful place it is our favourite restaurant. Always friendly and clean with never a disappointing meal. Great tasting food, great menu choices and excellent value too. Child friendly complete with free colouring always a bonus when dining with kids.

2 Thank Rhonie B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

We took our young Granddaughters to the Stillwater Restaurant. Due to diagnosed food allergies and intolerance we find usually menu's are limited for the girls. This isn't the case at Stillwater the menu was full of gluten-free and dairy free options. They devoured the fish and chips. Portion sizes were more than adequate (nobody left unsatisfied 😆) I thoroughly enjoyed... More 

2 Thank Kathleen P

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, European, British, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 79 Main North Road, Woodend 7610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Woodend
  • Phone Number: +64 3-312 2912
Family Owned & Operated

Stillwater is a family owned and operated restaurant & we are passionate about food, our meals are made with the freshest, high quality ingredients and we do our best to cater for people with food allergies. Please contact us before your visit if you have special dietary requirements.

Chef - Joseph is a Waimakariri local who has spent most of his life in the district, he and his team would like to invite you to visit and sample the dining experience at Stillwater

Our menus make the most of in-season produce and are updated as the seasons change. We endeavour to provide well balanced options for our children's menu.

We hope to see you soon.

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