Ziff’s Cafe and Bar is a local restaurant that was developed three years ago with a certain concept in mind:
A great atmosphere, excellent service and meals that would satisfy the hungriest customer.
Prior to opening Ziffs we felt that the restaurant trade was more interested in impressing themselves than caring for the customer- think of those enormous plates that come with tiny, sculptured servings in the center.
This is all well and good, but we decided to go to another level by providing excellent, simple cuisine, prepared by highly skilled staff, and served in portions that give the WOW factor at first glance.
There is also a tendency for bars to cater only to younger patrons, and forget that there is also a very large number of mature people that still enjoy an evening meal with friends in a relaxed, warm, non-threatening and comfortable environment.
Our plan was to establish a well designed, contemporary, timeless Restaurant and Bar, with total thought and consideration for our customers.
Since opening in December 2002, we have certainly made an impact. Ziff’s Cafe and Bar is now the busiest restaurant in Southland and has to date won 2 awards – and this is not our measure of success. For us it is the large group of ladies that come to the restaurant for dinner and drinks every Tuesday night, rain or shine, at 6pm – and have done so now for approximately 2 years.
We are a small restaurant – seating 60 patrons at any one time – therefore, from time to time, we have to turn people away. Reservations help our customers avoid disappointment. To make yours just call us on (03) 213 0501.
With most other restaurants, the large plate, small sculptured serving has become the norm! At Ziff’s people appreciate an exceptional flavored meal, prepared by professional Chefs, that you remember Mum used to make. At Ziff’s we believe the customers will tell you what they want and we believe in supplying that need to the best of our service.
Over the past three years our customers have voted with their feet by coming back many, many times. This reinforces to me the fact that people really do desire what we aim to provide at Ziff’s.
Our menu is continually developed to improve and retain the interest of our customers. It includes two of the largest steaks available, a crispy chicken salad (our most popular meal), seafood chowder (described by many as the best they’ve had) and several venison (elk) dishes. They are Southland-grown and we promise they will be the best you will ever taste.
At Ziff’s you can dine-out on a substantial three course meal (although this rarely happens due to the portion sizes), sample some very special wines, and follow it up with an excellent cognac or port.
At Ziff’s we cater for everyone.
Ziff’s Cafe and Bar has been created with the mature and discerning clientele in mind.
We believe we have done this by providing a fully equipped, well stocked bar that includes unique wines, popular beers, cognacs, ports plus every conceivable spirit or liqueur you can think of.
If we do not have it we will get it.
Get in touch with us
For bookings or general enquiries
We have available most days, a $2.00 per person pickup service and drop off service.
This means that Ziffs is as close as your front gate. It doesn't get any closer than that.
We can, with appropriate time, make and provide cakes for any occasion.
For larger groups, to speed up service, we can create set menus to meet our clients wishes.
Monday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday8:00 am - 11:00 pm