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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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another great meal at Falls Retreat

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Marksonia
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Tauranga
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  • Late Night
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116 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Tauranga
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went for lunch. Nice food. Service was a bit slow. Only seamed to be one waiter on and he was trying his very best. The place needs to have a good scrub up. Feels dirty. Good setting.

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Qamea Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

One of the best locations I have seen, set in the beautiful NZ bush. A perfect menu for the setting and exquisitely cooked and presented. Can't wait to go back

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We had dinner here last night and it was absolutely fantastic. The food is incredible, the setting is beautiful and the service was outstanding. This place is truly a hidden gem off the beaten track!

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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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