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The Smoko Room

Having moved from the original site in Leigh, the Sawmill Brewery has been turning out beer from premises just out of Matakana since February 2016. The end of July 2016 we opened the doors to visitors and locals to experience the kind of hospitality Sawmill is about - straight forward and generous.

Opening Hours

Wednesday and Thursday

12pm till 9pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)

Friday and Saturday

12pm till 10pm (kitchen closes at 9pm)


12pm till 8.30pm (kitchen closes at 8pm)


We do not allow dogs anywhere on our premises.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.



No reservations are taken during the day between 12pm to 5.30pm - just come in and we'll accommodate you on your arrival. If you're a group of 15 or more people, please see info on group bookings below.


Reservations indoors for the Smoko Room can be made for dinner from 5.30pm onwards for any number of guests. To make a reservation email or call 09 422 6555 (ext. 1). We don't take reservations for our outdoor area so please come early to secure a table if you'd like to dine outside.

Group Bookings

Groups of 15 or more are required to order from one of our 'trust us' set menus. Please get in touch with us to find out more and to reserve a table: Reservations for groups of 15 or more guests can be made any time throughout the day.


We're humbled by the thought of you wanting us to host your wedding at the Smoko Room. Although we don't cater to wedding ceremonies and receptions, we are the perfect spot to catch up with friends and family the day before or after. Please email to find out how we can help make this an exceptional occasion.


The Smoko Room is turning 5!

Fri 30, Sat 31 July & Sun 1 August

To celebrate this milestone, we’ve got a weekend full of good times sorted and we’d LOVE for you to get amongst it with us! 

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BYO Wine

Every Sunday from 5.30pm

Every Sunday from 5.30pm you can bring your own wine to the Smoko Room

No corkage fee.

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Beer & Bitterballen

Every Friday from 3pm till 6pm

Buy any jug for $30 and get 3 FREE bitterballen with every jug.

Bitterballen are the best snack with a beer.

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