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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
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  • 24
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    Very good
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A place you really really need to visit!!

This restaurant is in such a beautiful location - the chef is soooooo welcoming - the food is excellent with a great choice - the deserts are yummy! What more can you ask for! Enjoy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2015
Maureen G
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Waihi, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Waihi, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This restaurant is in such a beautiful location - the chef is soooooo welcoming - the food is excellent with a great choice - the deserts are yummy! What more can you ask for! Enjoy.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

We discovered this amazing place 4 weeks ago. Since then we have driven from Auckland twice just to eat here. The food is so amazing, I even stopped being vegetarian just so I could try the fish (highly recommend it). Roland ithrs awesome and makes you feel instantly at home. The food is always delicious and you can't resist the... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Great location, fantastic flavours and friendly staff. Call ahead if you can and take your time to take in the atmosphere. Best pepper sauce and best ice cream I've ever had.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stopped here for launch and enjoyed every minute. The prices are a bit high but the food is fresh and very tasty. The owner was super friendly and talkative. All in all, recommended if you are nearby

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Waitakere, Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Whitebait Fritters with salad for 19.50 - What more can I say?? We followed this with Gingerbread Icecream - Yum! The food was fresh & delicous - Service was friendly & helpful, the atmosphere relaxed I wld definately go again when Im travelling through - there is lots more on the menu to try!!

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Waihi, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This visit was pre-booked for a large group of friends and we were able to be seated on one side of the restaurant, which was great. Service and food is always good here, and Roland will accommodate small or large groups. For visitors to Waihi, they may not realise this restaurant exists as it's off the main thoroughfare, but it... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We have seen the signs for this restaurant but it was not until we were staying nearby that we contemplated going. Having been I would say that if you are passing through Waihi and have the time stop by for a meal -it is worth the visit. The staff were very friendly and helpful with suggestions about the menu. Prawn... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Went on New Years eve and had one of the best meals ever. Roland certainly knows his flavours (The dessert of peaches, grilled blue cheese and wasabi ice cream was amazing). He and his staff are very friendly, he chatted to us for a while. They did everything they could to make it an enjoyable experience for all seven of... More 

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

in a nice setting, but not a place I enjoyed. Felt it was a bit expensive for what it is. Would go back, but would choose meal carefully and ask more questions about what to expect

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We had a fantastic evening here, lovely setting, food was amazing. Roland is lovely and you can tell by the quality of food that he enjoys it. We were treated to a feijoa sorbet which was Devine. We'd go back and highly recommend this restaurant. Thank you Roland for a fabulous evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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