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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: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 121
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  • 8
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

The meal we had the Bistro at the Falls was incredible. If we go back to Waihi, we'll be going there every night.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Andrea M
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Perth
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Perth
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The meal we had the Bistro at the Falls was incredible. If we go back to Waihi, we'll be going there every night.

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Thank Andrea M
Whangamata, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I visited here for 45th wedding anniversary. We had pre-booked and on arrival were quickly seated. The service was OK although the small tables between the main area and the newly covered in extension get a lot of foot traffic from the staff moving to and fro. We ordered the following: Pork Pizza- Slow roasted pork belly,... More 

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Thank dalux_amari
New Zealand
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here several times, for lunches and dinners. Some dishes created here certainly deserve five stars. Black rims in the wash basin and moody staff deserve one star. It seems to me that the owners are overwhelmed with the professional management of a café/restaurant. While there's creative potential in the kitchen, the attitude toward the customer lacks far... More 

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Thank quiggel
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this place in the majestic setting a real destination dinner and coupled with delicious food makes this place one of our favourite places to go!

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Thank 1980girl
NZ
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wonderful patient wait staff who filled orders very efficiently. Breads and shared platters satisfied our needs beautifully, wine list different and quite fitting for the hot summer scene. This was a second visit and we would definitely revisit. Special treat for birthday girl enjoyed.

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Thank piwi43
Auckland, NZ
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Bistro many times before and have always left happy - however, we dined there last night with two teens and were left with a sour taste in our mouths. Service started well - we ordered our food and drinks. Food arrived in good time, we received a second drink upon being asked if we wanted another, etc... More 

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Thank DemiLuneNZ
North Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently found out about the Falls on our last trip to New Zealand - even though we go every year. It was a very pleasant surprise to find this great hidden away restaurant. It's nice that it's off the beaten track, but still gets busy - as word of mouth obviously travels well. We ended up going twice in... More 

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Thank MFris1
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outside under trees, fresh produce from the kitchen garden. Playfort and tyre swings for the kids. Wood fired Pizza if you want simple and delicious, and stunningly arranged, exceptionally clever combinations of flavours in all other dishes, if you want something more sophisticated. Service is friendly, honest (wait-times), and diligent. FYI: The best food I have ever seen come from... More 

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Thank Cathy M
Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food, setting and lovely staff. The best meal we've had out in a long time. Fantastic quality food and not too pricey. You won't be disappointed. We didn't have our kids with us but will come back with them sometime. Very kid friendly too. Thanks for a great night.

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Thank KimDfromNZ
Rawhiti, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have visited this place a couple of times a year and every time a gem. If its fine it is lovely to sit outside enjoy the surrounds, or in cooler weather inside by the fire. The food is fresh, well thought out, well presented and the menu - just yummy! If you with a group the sharing platter is a... 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: Pizza, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view, Families with children

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