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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Most recent review
Nice break from the road

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Idan W
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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34 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reviewer
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Cambridge
Contributor
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 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had dinner at the restaurant and we were served by Roland, the restaurant owner. He was a fabulous host and the passion he had for his food and our dining experience was evident in the quality of the meals we enjoyed. I highly recommend you check out this hidden gem if you are visiting Waihi.

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Sydney
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant with its pleasant view, good food and friendly staff. A weekday night it wasn't busy but suited us. All the meals were fresh, delicious and a reasonable size.

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Sydney NSW Australia
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The scallops here were simply delicious. I had chilli scallops and the flavour was just perfect. The scallops were not on the lunch menu, but when we asked about them Roland the owner was very pleased to rattle off all the ways in which he could serve scallops. They were served with crispy wedges and salad. Roland was a delightful... More 

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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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