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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect lunch spot

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Christchurch, UK
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Christchurch, UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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81 helpful votes 81 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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Ordered basil pesto vegetarian pizza and seasonal vegetables. Both were delicious and perfectly sized. The forest location away from the road is delightfully peaceful. The rustic building and surrounds comfortable and inviting.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Had dinner here last night (whilst staying at the delightful Falls Retreat Rose Cottage) and it was epic! I had perfectly cooked steak and the potato, parmesan and pancettea terrine that accompanied it was out of this world! My wife had the lamb which was also excellent (the smoked pumpkin & chive mash that came with that, was also out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My wife and I were impressed with the lovely out door setting we were given for our meal. And the seafood pasta dish we both chose was absolutely delicious. A negative issue for me though was the annoying intrusion of numerous flies while trying to enjoy a meal. Perhaps the flies were attracted to the aroma of seafood, but for... More 

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?