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The Landing Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Pizza
1380 Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
+64 7-362 8502
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible5%
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“chowder” (9 reviews)
“lamb” (12 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1380 Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: The Landing Cafe
1. Late Valentine dinner
"generous lamb rack - cooked to perfection!"
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2. Dinner With a View
"stunning views of lake Tarawera"
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3. Best coffee in the region
"best espresso and the best mocha in the North Island."
Cristina S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Landing Cafe is a great place to have lunch. The view over Lake Tarawera is beautiful. We both had the seafood chowder with very nice bread,which were excellent. The service was friendly. A great place to relax and enjoy the view!

Thank Irmi C
Restaurant's Favorite
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 LizM3556
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked in for dinner. Arrived at 5.00pm to take in the sunset over the lake. Spectacular view. The cafe was warm inside from the fire. Our main meal was very tasty and the dessert was yum.

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's well worth driving out to this spot to take in the stunning views of lake Tarawera. The drive also takes you past blue lake and green lake and a good lookout spot above Tarawera. We had a good coffee and cake while taking in...More

Thank BronwynH235
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for coffee and cake. It was ok at best. Very greasy smokey smell as you walked in. Coffee was standard, not great and chocolate brownie was really really sweet. Lovely location, but that is about it.

Thank k2512b
Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We came here for dinner one night and had a fantastic time. It was winter so they had a fire going and the view out to the volcano was lovely. The service was very friendly and to top it all off the venison dinner was...More

Thank ShellMoana
Reviewed July 20, 2018

Portions are generous, even the 'half-size' ordered dish. Special requests happily fulfilled. Waitress was friendly. The view of the lake, with your back to the log fire, was an awesome addition to the experience. (The tripAdvisor app is not responding to attempts to rate food,...More

Thank Lynne_R_M-S
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

Really amazing place with great service and food. Location size it can’t be beat we were seriously impressed

Thank Lucinda J
Reviewed May 3, 2018

right by the lake. outside seating so you can take in the views . good menu although we did not eat.

Thank Ian L
Reviewed April 15, 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $17
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1380 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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