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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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New Zealand, International, European
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31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
07-863-8980
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Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food, service and ambience of the place is fabulous. could recommend to overseas tourists and locals alike. Also love the fact that the place is warm in winter and there are always extra heaters offered. The sun streams in the large windows all day. Very good wine available. Country atmosphere, very restful. Congratulations to Roland.

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Waihi, New Zealand
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28 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Roland, the Chef and owner runs an excellent Restaurant. Also has live music and wine tastings evenings.

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Thank Binnie2014
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

Tank you always a trying time to be in hospitality so do my best on the day . Chef More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Fabulous lunch, excellent venue for celebration a 103 year olds birthday. Great choice of food for lunch ,variety and well priced. I had the seafood chowder, and my husband had fish, then followed with delicious ice-cream. The staff were friendly and service great.

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Thank Athlone30
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

I am very honored to have Maude and Family here for her 103rd birthday.Thank you for your comment. chef More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Awesome service, a passionate and welcoming host and chef. What a lovely place, highly recommended. Roland made me feel very welcome and was happy for me to sit and work away on my laptop after I had finished my lunch.

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Thank VeganinNZ
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Lovely atmosphere - the meal and the waitress were great. She opened the window and let a nice cool breeze in. Live music and the afternoon was perfect. Only one thing would have made it better - dinning with my girlfriend instead of my best mate :-)

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Thank bob19472016
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

We arrived on foot and were met by Roland (our host) who explained the menu and well selected wine list. A thoroughly enjoyable evening ensued with excellent food and wine, and frequent interactions with our host, who was genuinely friendly and hospitable. At the end of the evening Roland offered (and we accepted) a ride back to our accommodation.

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Thank Richard C
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

What a pleasant and delightful hideaway in Waihi. The welcoming hospitality of the waitress was a pleasure along with the bounty of good quality wine was just a starter to what was to come. Then there was the food. Wow!!! It is so nice to have such wholesome and tasty fresh dishes that you could actually enjoy their flavours. It... More 

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Thank JanineComer
Brisbane Region, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

My first visit to the Waitete Restaurant, could not fault the hospitality, the food was tasty and so delicious, a super selection of wines. Now for the desserts - YUMMO, the blueberry shortcake :) Great spot, the outdoor entertainment area lovely, the building exterior is a bit outdated BUT a very clean establishment. Definitely go back when in NZ.

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Thank liloz01
Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

This was our first visit to the Waitete Restaurant. It's decor is a tad outdated - but the food is delicious. My vegetarian risotto was to die for and my London based daughter was very impressed by her duck dish. Nice range of wine too.

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Thank WaihiBeachSue
Matamata, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

The complementary sorbet that we got because of how long we had to wait was yum!!! But the main meals weren't. Not one of us enjoyed our meal. Everything was waaaaaaay to salty. And one of the meals we ordered was wrong. But after the long wait we were just happy to see food until we tried it. Wouldn't recommend... More 

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Thank Michaela A
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

I am very sorry to read this and that you had to wait such a long time and the meals where too salty I think I had a waitress on on Saturday night but no complaint came back to me Otherwise I would have done something there and then to fix your concerns.The front of house staff should always go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
New Zealand, International, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Orchard Road, Waihi, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: 07-863-8980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?