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All 17 Waihi Restaurants

Bistro At the Falls Retreat

25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi, New Zealand
(07) 212 8087
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Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Katikati, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Been here a couple of times, but my most recent visit was especially good. Visited with my parents for lunch and had a wonderful meal with delicious wines. My dad wouldn't stop going on about how great the food was! (He even loved the coffee, which is saying something for him!) I love the scenic location of the bistro, and... More

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Tauranga
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We had heard good things about this place, but the food exceeded our expectations. The setting is rustic - nothing but a bach on a tree studded rural hillside, But I am sure the success of this place and its location on a popular cycle trail will soon alter that. No doubt about it. the meal was superb. My smoked... More

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Tromso, Norway
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a bite to eat here one evening, and it was a nice place, very good food and a charming location. I feel they could have had some nicer furniture to add to the feeling of luxury or coziness, but this was not a big thing at all. Good food in exciting combinations, good wines.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was great - I totally recommend the pizzas. The seafood and vegetarian pizzas were amazing. I loved the setting up on the hill and we got to see a couple of kingfishers which was lovely! It was a little cold but it was one of the coldest days of the year - but still worth 5 out of... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Love that it is an out of the way place but judging on the locals eating around us on a quiet Monday night it must be a favorite to many. My husband had lamb and I had fish presentation was beautiful . Good wine list friendly staff

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Hamilton, New Zealand
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It is probably a bit cheeky to write a review of a place we only stopped at for tea and coffee, but we had heard a lot about this place and everything we saw vindicates it's reputation. The menu looked excellent and very reasonably priced. We saw lovely meals being served and other patrons told us their meals were great.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This bistro hidden away in the beautiful Karangahake Gorge is great little secret I almost feel reluctant to publicise. Set amongst the trees, with dining inside and outside, it truly is a restaurant for all seasons and the regularly changing manu reflects this. The Mothers Day set menu was divine..one of the best meals I've had. The special touch of... More

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Thames, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Decided to treat myself for Mothers Day. The Bistro was my choiceand I will definitely go agsin. As it was during the day I had my small dog with and she was welcomed and given fresh water in a dog bowl. Although seriously busy they were amazing, outstanding service and incredible food. The best meal I have had in a... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Food was very good reasonable prices. Service very helpful and friendly. We had a family group which consisted of 3 generations. The youngest was two yrs. The play area which consisted of slides swings and an adventure area was a great asset. It meant the children were well entertained whilst the elders were able to chat without interruptions.

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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Visited on the recommendation of our hosts, we were not dissapointed well priced amazing food. One of the nicest restaurants we visited on our trip to New Zealand

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