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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

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25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi, New Zealand
(07) 212 8087
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 87
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  • 29
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  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mothers Day treat from the Daughter

The place was humming so obviously the place to go for Mothers Day. My daughter had booked us in 5 adults and two kids. Had intended on having pizzas but they weren't available which they hadn't told us when the booking was made. It was a set menu of two courses $40 or 3 courses $50 pp. The food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Wendy C
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New Zeland
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New Zeland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The place was humming so obviously the place to go for Mothers Day. My daughter had booked us in 5 adults and two kids. Had intended on having pizzas but they weren't available which they hadn't told us when the booking was made. It was a set menu of two courses $40 or 3 courses $50 pp. The food was... More 

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New Zealand
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We stopped here for lunch recently and were seated promptly by a welcoming friendly waitress who explained the specials menu and answered any questions we had. We both chose the seafood pappardelle which was spectacular - no piles of pasta drowned in a nondescript sauce here. The light herby dressing over the pasta perfectly complimented the generous chunks of seafood... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I visited The Falls Bistro with family and friends on 19th April. The service was very slow and on being told that the deserts were still 12 minutes away( after a wait of around 30mins from ordering) we cancelled them and went to pay. The woman on the desk said we would have to pay for the deserts anyway. This... More 

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Christchurch, UK
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for lunch at he Falls Bistro whilst on a cycle ride along the Hauraki rail trail. A lovely peaceful spot... And very popular. They were very good at adapting the menu to provide a wonderful lunch allowing for food intolerances. Very friendly and helpful - made the day

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Kerikeri, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Well this was a treat! Seldom will you be able to enjoy first class cooking while being able to observe the internal construction techniques used in building a farm shed. Perhaps they should have used stainless steel instead of galvanised for the joist hangers but that is of little importance as it's the food that counts.The quality is outstanding even... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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75 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Sitting on a bluff just over the river in the Karangahake Gorge, The Bistro has been created out of an old cottage at Falls Retreat, with extra seating in a covered marquee, and tables under the trees which is lovely on a summer's day. There is a playground for children, and dogs sat at diners' feet, so all are welcome.... More 

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Tauranga
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19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We called in on our way back from Auckland on a rainy Saturday night hoping to grab a table. Our luck was in & we were seated straight away - although warned that the kitchen was busy so there might be a wait. However, the wood-fired pizzas (duck for me, meat lovers for him) were out within 20 minutes and... More 

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Waihi, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Relaxed surroundings, great service and opps, the food was good as well!. These days you have to think twice before travelling by car to restaurants out of town, but The Falls is certainly one that is worth the trip.

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Waihi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food was amazing, with awesome service and a fab martini to boot! If you haven't visited yet put it on your list of places to go!

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Took the kids here for my family birthday dinner - we sat outside while the kids played on the playground - Amazing food - and to eat gourmet while sitting outside with a great wine is just the best - They also accept the Entertainment card

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Road, Waihi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: (07) 212 8087

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?