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Floating Rock Cafe

30 Riverpark Drive, Kuratau/Omori, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0806
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Ranked #4 of 15 restaurants in Turangi
Cuisines: Healthy, New Zealand, Winery
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Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!
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Hampshire, UK
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stumbled on this place by chance and the reason it get a high rating is that the owner is a star and the staff are very friendly. We had thin crispy based pizzas made right in front of you in their wood fired pizza oven. The cafe is situated in a small winery and I would urge you to... More

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

tried two wines from here both were delicious. manager was really helpful, suggested buying a bottle instead of 2 glass in relation to the cost which was more than worth it because I would have brought a bottle after trying. some of the staff could have made a bit better effort.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Highly recommended! The guys working here will look after you big time. Have a glass of wine, their Pinot Noir is pretty nice.Nice setting in a vineyard. Truly enjoyed my visit.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

The range of food was confined to pizza and sides or cookies. These were fresh and tasty. The setting was elevated and provided a commanding view over the vineyard and environs. Very informal and relaxing - high recommended if you are looking for something nice and casual. Longer opening hours would be nice.

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Southport, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

My wife and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary weekend with family at Pukawa Bay on Lake Taupo. For Saturday lunch we booked virtually the entire restaurant putting tables together on the decking by the pizza oven for our party of 21. The weather was great and we had a brilliant very relaxed 3 hour lunch. The children were able... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Again visiting the team at floating rock cafe delivers a great result. The service and food match the location. It's a wonderful piece of paradise. Well worth the visit

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We've stayed at Floating Rock / Kuratau River Wines three times and can't wait to come back again. The chalets in the vineyard are peaceful and beautifully appointed. They're spacious and comfortable. It's great to borrow the kayaks and float down the Kuratau river to Lake Taupo. The food at the cafe is delicious and the wood fired pizzas are... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013 via mobile

Great simple pizzas, amazing vista, lovely staff, fantastic very affordable wines. What more can you ask for. Feel very lucky to have Floating Rock so close by our Bach.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Discovered you on our long weekend escape from the world whilst we searched for sun (which you had in buckets!), sadly the pizza oven wasn't on so we consoled ourselves with fabulous coffee, talking and wine tasting in the sun. Hardest decision of the day was what to buy and how much! We conquered and now we know the usual... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

We stayed in Pukawa for 10 days, tried several restaurants and cafes in the area and this cafe won our hearts. It was recommended to us by a local lady in Turangi who dined here the day before. The place was humming with families, couples and us. We ordered our meal were served our wine and it was obvious theyll... More

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