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The Boatshed Karapiro

$$ - $$$Cafe,
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 800 743 321
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
May 27, 2017
“Group dinner with set menu”
Mar 11, 2017
“Stunning location”
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All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 22, 2015

A different type of review. Having visited The Boatshed a few times previously on other visits to New Zealand we decided to hold a Blessing of our Wedding here. We started organising the event by phone and email from the UK. A visit when we...More

2  Thank peter_the_traveller4
Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

A little bit out of the way but nice location overlooking the lake. Service and food were good but the place lacks character. Large tables make it difficult for small groups to have a conversation ans it ruins any intimate conversation. All tables would fit...More

Thank neilw193
Reviewed December 13, 2014

A group of us went for Sunday lunch. The food was great (when it arrived) but the service was poor. Half of us received our meals (with no cutlery) and the other half received their meals about 10 minutes later - which is when our...More

2  Thank Cheryl800
Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and her family were driving up from Taupo and wanted to stop here on a great recommendation. We checked on the website that we would arrive before it closed which says 3pm. Turning off the highway and down to the cafe which is...More

Thank wade k
Boatshed K, Owner at The Boatshed Karapiro, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2014

Hi Wade, Our sincere apologies to your wife & her family for the inconvenience. I have had the website updated to show kitchen closing hours and will have it put on the signage to hopefully avoid any further problems. We in no way meant to...More

Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

My wife and her family made the effort to stop at this place as we heard it was good. We went on the website to make sure it was open, it said till 3. we arrived in plenty of time at 2.20 and were promptly...More

Thank Wade K
Boatshed K, General Manager at The Boatshed Karapiro, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2014

Hi Wade, Our sincere apologies to your wife & her family for the inconvenience. I have had the website updated to show kitchen closing hours and will have it put on the signage to hopefully avoid any further problems. We in no way meant to...More

Reviewed December 3, 2014

Good food, good service, nice location. Very pleasant to tie the boat at the bottom of the path and walk up for a feed.

1  Thank wce427
Reviewed October 5, 2014

The Boatshed is a beautiful space, inside and out, gorgeous food with friendly staff ready to help, make suggestions or substitutions should the need arise. The setting is just beautiful with fabulous views and surrounded by lovely gardens. Definitely worth a visit - very impressive.

1  Thank Carolyn V
Reviewed September 15, 2014

It's well off the beaten track but the food is nice and if it's warm enough to sit outside even better. It's a big warehouse style place so not a lot of ambience but good a good wholesome eatery.

Thank AngelaFaye74
Reviewed August 14, 2014

I am not a great fan of cafe food in general, usually it is too rich or exotic for me, but I enjoyed my lunch here and the lovely view out the window was an added bonus!

Thank Lyn G
Reviewed August 7, 2014

What an amazing place. great setting. Fabulous staff, great food at a very reasonable price. There were 9 of us including 2 kids for a Sunday lunch. Everyone enjoyed their meals whether it was the berry pancakes, mushroom pasta or lamb curry. Would happily go...More

Thank PhillipM55
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $16
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 800 743 321
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Description
Relax and Enjoy Delicious Food Coffee & Drink at the Boatshed Cafe & Venue overlooking Lake Karapiro... CAFE HOURS Saturday & Sunday 10 til 3 7 days/nights by appointment
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