We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rustic Eating House

Claimed

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value

Details

PRICE RANGE
$3 - $26
CUISINES
Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
View all details
meals, features, about

Location and contact

Reviews (79)
Filter reviews
75 results
Traveler rating
63
9
0
0
3
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
63
9
0
0
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews brunch brisket preserves cakes burger pasta toasties eating house road trip delicious food log fire great place to eat lovely staff get together cafe restaurant made in house no hesitation
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 75 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago

Four of us were on a road trip and stayed over night in Waiouru. This place was recommended by reception at motel. What a meal,,from starter to mains, all fantastic. Warm atmosphere, great fast service, all excellent. We will be back. Highly recommend this great...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Kayesey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice meal to be had at the rustic eating restaurant in Waiouru, stopped overnight on the way up north and was pleasantly surprised by a hearty and yummy meal. Drinks were very reasonably priced too and the atmosphere was warm and cosy!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 284deanw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to go somewhere different for lunch and saw this place mentioned on the Taihape Facebook page so thought we would have a drive out...40 minutes later and what a great place to eat. Friendly staff and lovely surroundings. The 12 hour cooked brisket was...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank karen5732
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a transformation of decor, it's so homely and beautiful inside with the wood panelled wall, green plants and rustic furnishings. Friendly service, and a great place to stop in with your family. The kids play area was so good for our children after...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Navigator5649047
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had an amazing spicy carrot soup topped with ground pumpkin seeds and a mixed garden salad. A treat to have good quality wholesome food on a road trip! This is a " must stop" place.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sim0netteb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was great. We had our Grandson with us, so the play area was a pleasent surprise. So good stopped on the way back! Also purchased some pickled onion and BBQ sauce, and they tasted great. Many thanks

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing transformation in Restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere and friendly staff. As always the food is amazing and definitely worth a stop. Also sample their homage jams, jellies, chutneys and some of the other goodies available in their pop up shop.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank StephenC4924
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the Rustic Eating House late in the day after the Easter Weekend. We hadn’t expected them to be open and were pleased to give them a try after having read such good reviews on line. We weren’t disappointed at all! Delicious ribs -...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chickiekiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wood burner awesome on this cold rainy day, and the Pumpkin and thyme soup was amazing. Kids had burgers that were tasty and fresh.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank goussardc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to pick up some lunch on our way through the Desert Road. We got takeaway spinach & pumpkin soup with ciabatta bread, warm with butter. Absolutely delicious. Cafe very welcoming in every way! We took this along the road & enjoyed...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank christinenz2018
TysonB219, Owner at Rustic Eating House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Tussock Grove Boutique Hotel
85 reviews
14.44 miles away
Powderhorn Chateau Mount Ruapehu
374 reviews
14.65 miles away
Ruapehu Mountain Motel & Lodge
125 reviews
14.67 miles away
The Peaks Motor Inn
226 reviews
14.75 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 8 nearby restaurants
Cafe Express
43 reviews
.09 miles away
National Army Museum cafe
53 reviews
.20 miles away
Angkorwat Bakery and Coffee Shop
13 reviews
.17 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all nearby attractions
National Army Museum
244 reviews
.22 miles away
Ruapehu Homestead
7 reviews
12.12 miles away
Mountain Bike Station
134 reviews
15.00 miles away
Gravity Canyon
77 reviews
13.44 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Rustic Eating House staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing