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All 3 Tongariro National Park Restaurants

Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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Clinton, Mississippi
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Since we visited Tongariro National Park during the shoulder season, there were not many choices of restaurants open, but we didn't regret going to Pihanga. Our servers were very friendly and prompt, and my salmon was very well prepared. I'd definitely come back here!

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

It was just lovely the Waitress was so friendly and obliging it she made the trip much more pleasant on a chilly day Lovely out doors and the interior is really cool with the Chairlift seats

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Western Australia, Australia
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The cafe/restaurant may not offer views or much atmosphere, but the good food, value and service make dining here worth it. We came here for dinner and had pork ribs with apple coleslaw, and rib eye steak with salad and chips. The servings were very generous, especially the pork ribs. The rib eye was cooked to our liking. Table service... More

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Taupo
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118 reviews 118 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Husband and I had a trip up the mountain and he recommended this cafe. Greeted by a lovely friendly and very attentive lady. I agree the decor is not up to much but the food made up for it. My only comment is we only got our drinks after we had received our meal but then the meals came out... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We.were looking forward to a lunch at the Chateau, on arrival we were told we could get a meal at the cafe around the corner, which is attached to the Chateau. First impression the decor was dated, we were greeted by a friendly waitress and could sit where we wished, unfortunately because of the window height you cannot take advantage... More

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Inverurie, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I have to admit the rather unimpressive look of the cafe might have had us going elsewhere, if there had been anywhere else to go. The cafe is located in a rather old and uninviting room of plain tables that rather lacks atmosphere. But the menu suggests hidden depths of creativity that were borne out when our food arrived. We... More

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Raurimu, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I just popped into Pihanga for a coffee after finding that the other cafe in the Village had closed early (again) was was tempted into lunch after a quick glance at the menu. Everything about this place was slick and professional. I was seated immediately and reseated when I asked for a seat further from the door due to the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

After a long wait we received an undercooked lamb shank and a disastrous venison sausage which had more in common with a frankfurter made of gristle than a decent meal. If it had been incredibly cheap we could have understood the quality, but it was not that cheap by NZ standards. The staff seemed massively overworked and we also had... More

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Sydney NSW Australia
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216 reviews 216 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We went here for dinner. The food here was excellent. It was beautifully presented, very tasty and plenty of it. I ordered the pasta and it was very fresh with lovely little cherry tomatoes scattered throughout it, the sauce was light and complimented the pasta well. Our waitress was very friendly and the service was excellent. This meal was extremely... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is not somewhere I'd choose to come for an evening meal but due to the Chateau main restaurant being fully booked, I ended up eating here recently. It really is set up more like a lunch bar so totally lacks any ambiance. The food took so long to arrive that we had to ask how much longer it would... More

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Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park
Cuisine: Contemporary

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