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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi, New Zealand
(07) 212 8087
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Ranked #1 of 18 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
Tromso, Norway
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

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
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97 reviews 97 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
114 reviews 114 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This was our second visit and just as good as the first. Fantastic menu, fresh and modern flavours and a setting out of a fairy story.

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Waihi, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Whatever you order at Bistro you won't be disappointed. Pizzas are to die for, mains a delight every time, desserts superb. Nothing disappoints. Service is friendly, professional and never a hint of anything being too much trouble. Having a choice of inside or outside is fabulous during the host summer months.

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