Sixteen years ago, my world was changed by the sudden death of my daughter, Samantha (Shawty). Exactly one year and one day later, Shawty’s was born.

From humble beginnings with only seven tables, fifteen years and some twenty-five tables later Shawtys began with a purpose to create a space for the community to escape everyday life, experience culture and connect with each other - today that hasn’t changed.

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"Hospitality gets under your skin and for me it is a lifestyle as well as a business"


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We love to support the environment and our locals.


Therefore we donate a small amount of money to St John Ambulance Twizel everytime you let us fill your reusable cup.

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Book a table

*Would you like to book a table for more than 8 persons? Just email or call us and we're happy to help you out!


4 Market Place


Phone: +64 34353155

E-mail: bookings@shawtys.co.nz

Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday 7.30am till 2:00pm

Saturday and Sunday 8.00am till 2.30pm