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All 7 Waitomo Caves Restaurants

Huhu

10 Waitomo Caves Rd, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
64 07 878 6674
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $28
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: HUHU Cafe offers visitors to Waitomo the opportunity to sample great New Zealand cuisine in a beautiful setting. We offer a delicious evening menu, perfect for enjoying with a cold one on the sunny deck after a hard day's caving or glow-worm spotting! You can enjoy delicious treats such as Caramelised Garlic & Goats Cheese Tart, Wild Rabbit Hotpot, Organic Rib-Eye, Dark Chocolate Souffle & Poached Tamarillos to name but a few (please note that our menu changes on a regular basis, depending on what we can source from our suppliers). Wherever possible, we use local providers - our lamb comes from farms around Te Kuiti, our cheese from Putaruru & our berries (when in season) are from Piopio. Our wine list consists of a number of great New Zealand wine varieties and our beer list features a selection of boutique beers to whet the whistle! Cosy up by our woodburner during the winter months or chill out on our deck over summer... Have we tempted your tastebuds? Well then, we look forward to seeing you at HUHU sometime soon!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We went the Huhu café as last minute thing and they went out their way to accommodate us as they were quite busy. The food was delicious and service was great. I recommend the peanut butter parfait. A great place to eat whenever you are in Waitomo.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went for lunch when we got in to Waitomo before our caving adventure. We had the pumpkin & cheddar risotto balls and their lemon, thyme, garlic chicken. We enjoyed it so much we decided to go back for dinner after our adventure; though we did try other items on the menu. The food was surprisingly good... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What a find. Traveling with the kids, after many hours of driving came across HUHU. So happy we stopped. They were so good with the kids- Brought activities to the table for them-accommodated my sons egg and nut allergy carefully and without fuss- If that wasn't enough for two tired parents, the food was absolutely delicious and great value. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Quite a surprise to find food and service of this quality in rural NZ. Bistro style restaurant of a world city standard. Ask for the daily/seasonal menu. They had fresh white bait and wild rabbit on our visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Outstanding service and high quality food. It's great to find such a fancy restaurant in a such isolated location. The portions are not huge, so if you're super hungry, order an entry as well. Make sure you try their local beer too. Delicious!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It is encouraging to find a restaurant of this calibre in the back blocks of New Zealand. Modern funky decor, really innovative menu with lots of good local ingredients, excellent food, lovely staff. We were there on a Tuesday night and it was packed, I would recommend booking even week nights as the staff said it's been getting more and... More

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Melbourne
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

What a wondeful surprise in this sleepy little town called Waitomo. We came for the cave adventures, booked into the local Top 10 Holiday park and right next door, with breathtaking views of the surrounding valley, was this amazing restaurant named Huhu. I must admit, after caving for over 4 hours we were hungry is keen to dive into a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went for some Kings Country Ale, which was fabulous. Sat outside on the deck, great view over the valley. Liked it so much we stayed for dinner. I had risotto balls, very crunchy, definitely an excellent choice. Then, chocolate soufflé, wow! Don't miss out on this great restaurant!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of the receptionist at our hotel (Waitomo Caves Hotel) and found it very nice - interesting menu and friendly, professional service.

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Langley, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

had a quick lunch before our Spellbound Cave tour, we could walk to the restaurant and tourist info. Soup was delicious

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