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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

We are open 7 days a week!

Sunday to Thursday:
From 12pm until 9.30pm* for drinks, lunch & dinner

Friday & saturday:
From 12pm until 10pm for drinks, lunch & dinner

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)

* our kitchen might close earlier on a weekday - please call 09 422 6555 (ext. 1) for up-to-date information.


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



For groups under 20pax we are a walk-in only venue between 12pm - 5.30pm. Just come on in at any time and we will accommodate you on your arrival.

Group bookings of 20 or more on a set menu can be offered a choice of arrival times, please email us for more information.


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.


Reservations of 20 or more adults 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 20 or more adults can be made any time throughout the day.


The Smoko Room is the perfect venue to get your team together for an end of year celebration. We can accommodate groups of 20-60pax on a set menu. We have limited availability on Fridays and weekends in November and December, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Email:


Getting married in the Matakana area? If you’re after a pre-wedding meal with your guests, we can accommodate 20 – 60 people depending on the day of the week, and season. If you’re looking to hold your wedding reception at the Sawmill, we’re also open to talk about this! Again, this is dependent on day of the week, and season, and includes a hireage fee and set menu.

Please note that we aren’t wedding planners, so can’t take care of all the details on your special day – we’re here to make sure you have an amazing dining experience and great drinks. Any decorations or flowers are up to you, and if set-up is more than a couple basic bits, you’ll also need to organize staff for this, as we don’t have enough of our own. As we are a B-Corp certified business, we also request that decorations do not contain any small plastic bits (confetti, balloons etc), as these can get into the waterways near our site and have negative environmental impact. Please reach out via email and we’ll be in touch!


Burgers are on!

From 3pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays add a burger and fries to your beer for $22!

$2 from each burger in November will support our local Fire Brigade who are fundraising for a new vehicle.

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The Happiest of Hours

Every weekday from 3pm - 6pm.

Sawmill pint $8 / Jugs + bitterballen or fried chicken $35 | Te Kano Wine $8 glass / $40 bottle

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BYO Wine Monday

Every Monday from 5.30pm you can bring your own bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner.

No corkage fee! 

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