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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
07-863-8980
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Great find!

Just outside of waihi, loads of parking, and when we came for a late lunch on a Sunday of a public holiday weekend there was even a live band playing! Great food and the ice cream amazing- there was almost a never ending stream of people arriving to buy ice cream so it must have a reputation!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
KiwiLivingInUK
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Berkshire, UK
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Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The complementary sorbet that we got because of how long we had to wait was yum!!! But the main meals weren't. Not one of us enjoyed our meal. Everything was waaaaaaay to salty. And one of the meals we ordered was wrong. But after the long wait we were just happy to see food until we tried it. Wouldn't recommend... More 

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Thank Michaela A
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read this and that you had to wait such a long time and the meals where too salty I think I had a waitress on on Saturday night but no complaint came back to me Otherwise I would have done something there and then to fix your concerns.The front of house staff should always go... More 

Berkshire, UK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Just outside of waihi, loads of parking, and when we came for a late lunch on a Sunday of a public holiday weekend there was even a live band playing! Great food and the ice cream amazing- there was almost a never ending stream of people arriving to buy ice cream so it must have a reputation!

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Thank KiwiLivingInUK
WARKWORTH, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is not often that you find a chef of Roland's talent and experience in a small town . We stopped for lunch prior to a funeral and had a very pleasant experience. Roland was very accommodating and prepared duck livers from the evening menu for my wife . ( To die for! She says) I had the local fish... More 

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Thank Calvin M
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

thank you for your comments I look forward to have you here for an evening meal in the future. Chef More 

Auckland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best icecream in the region and made on the premises. Today we enjoyed salted caramel, vanilla and chocolate.

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Thank Windmill789
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great service, brilliant food. Chef came out to meet and greet. Had a range of foods for the family. On the pricey side but well worth it

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Thank 654callumf
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to have a meal at my place and taking the time to comment My prices correspond to the type and Quality of Products I buy for example. My German sausages meatloaf etc come from a German Butcher in Nelson ,very authentic and gluten and funny additive free ,my Game meats I get from Blenheim all wild... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went looking for some decent food and found them on Google search. Pleasantly surprised with the deco of the place itself and the food was freshly made and good size portions. Will do this again I think

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Thank milind m
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a late lunch and met Robert and Heidi . Great Germany atmosphere . We will be back. Great that Heidi's father is also from Kassel

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Thank Red W
Papamoa, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Roland the owner was so helpful, interesting and friendly. He went out of his way for us. We came across the sign for the restaurant on our way home from The Fleetwood Mac concert when we were looking for somewhere nice for a lunch stop on a Monday. Which was great because there are not a lot of nice places... More 

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Thank KimPapamoa
Waihi, New Zealand
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Was taken here by my kids on my birthday. Very clean and fresh and the homemade ice cream using blueberries was delicious. Take a tub or two home.

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Thank sensable2015
Waihi, New Zealand
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I get to this restaurant fairly regularly and Roland and team never fail to impress. My companion for lunch said wow who'd know you could get food like this in Waihi. That says it all

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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
  • Phone Number: 07-863-8980

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?