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Rustic Eating House


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$3 - $26
Cafe, Fusion, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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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
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TysonB219, Owner at Rustic Eating House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us!

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