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The Landing Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Pizza
1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 7-362 8502
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  • Average9%
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  • Terrible5%
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Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Such a beautiful location looking out over the lake to Mt Tarawera. BUT... couldn't believe it, they charged extra for using a credit card. I always pay for everything with my visa, and no other company does this to me. Really made me grumpy. Who...More

Thank NZNana
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Reviewed April 24, 2017

We stumbled upon this by accident, however it's obviously well known and very popular. Small, but plenty of seating and it was great to be able to watch activity on the boat ramp. Good selection of wine and beer, great menu, very good value for...More

Thank Windyindy007
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for a pit stop along the Tarawera Trail. Really nice coffee, lemon meringue pie and coffee and walnut cake and the view is beautiful. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank chick-pea-222
Reviewed March 5, 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this lovely spot by the lake. Had a good coffee at the Landing. Later we decided to share a snack. Chose a stir fry but out of noodles. The lasagne we were told had been freshly made and it was large a...More

Thank Ian T
Reviewed March 4, 2018

A great place for a pizza. The cafe is right across the road from Lake Tarawera. There is a great selection of food but the pizzas are tops. You can have a glass of wine if you like or try their coffee, it's great too....More

Thank jennymcnicol
Reviewed March 3, 2018

The Landing Café is a great place for lunch or dinner. It is renown for great coffee and cakes too. As you look over the lake and sip your smoothie milkshake or tea or coffee you are privileged to see such a wonderful view.

Thank Liz M
Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

Best homemade pâté ever! And plenty of Melba toast . shared the delicious pâté , then the very generous lamb rack - cooked to perfection! Lovely wait staff & fantastic views - can't wait to go back!

Thank Ugrian
Reviewed February 20, 2018

Friends had been here for lunch a few times and enjoyed it, so we went with them for an evening meal. There were three vegetarians in our group of eight but we didn't think to check when we booked - because our friends said the...More

Thank pmt1
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

We went here for brunch on a Weds morning and were the only diners there when we placed our orders. It took a while for our meals to come out - luckily the view and activities outside gave us something to look at while we...More

Thank MCJ66
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Beautiful venue looking over Lake Tarawera, we were a large group who came in without a booking and received above average food in a timely matter. Great coffee made by one of the waitress'es the other waitress obviously didn't want to be there.

Thank Melanie M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $18
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-362 8502
The Landing Cafe is situated on the edge of Lake Tarawera. It is the perfect place for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner. We offer various types of cuisines that would suit everybody. We are open 5 days a week from Wednesday-Sunday during Winter (May-September). Dinner bookings are essential during winter before 3pm. We are open 7 days a week during Summer (October-April) from 10am.Booking is always recommended.
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