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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8980
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was below average And had to wait far to long when it wasn't even that busy. Wouldn't recommend.

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

I am sorry that your time at my Restaurant was not satisfactory .If your complaint regarding standard was below MY standard(for the last 14 Years) than I am very sorry that I let myself down in this instance.If it is Below Your standard of expectation than I can not do something without You voicing your complaint whilst you here at... More 

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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with friends and loved the atmosphere and ambience from the start. Good food and matching wines. The service was first class and personal and encourages you to stay longer and enjoy.

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Thank Robert B
Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by a friend in England so purposefully travelled in this area. We were not disappointed....Roland is an excellent host and cooks the most wonderful food. Would definitely suggest a visit if you're in the area....best meal of our 3 weeks in NZ! Thanks Roland!

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Thank Angie B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We had booked for approximately 20 people for an intimate family dinner for my daughters wedding. We also had to travel some distance but were happy to do this as we wanted the meal to be special. We were booked for 6.30pm as our party consisted of children, grandparents and 2 people recovering from surgery and just out of hospital.... More 

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

This function was one of my night mares of my career in hospitality 50 Years.First of all a special menu suggestion was asked for I asked if we could pre order meals for the group.NO correspondence at all, day before I was told what the children wanted to eat out of My suggestion nothing else .Customers arrive over 30 min... More 

Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

Roland Straessle the owner and chef of 45 years delighted us with the Tarakihi fresh fish , grilled potatoes and salad with delicious dressing $18 the dessert is not to missed fresh local strawberries & raspberry sorbet. $9.50. He was born in Germany and met his New Zealand wife & nurse in South Africa and moved to New Zealand 1978.... More 

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

Thank you for your comments and that you enjoyed your time with us at Waitete Chef Roland More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This was a delightful find. Our meal was superb. Fresh terakihi beautifully served in a delicious lemon butter and yummy lamb. Our very talkative two year old was also treated to a wonderful risotto - just to her taste! Beyond comparison when it comes to the usual options!

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Thank Michelleis333
Sydney, Australia
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Stopped by for a cup of tea and dessert. Had a big pot of English Breakfast tea with tea leaves that sent out a refreshing fragrance. Had pikelets with banana, blueberries, ice cream and maple sauce. Very yummy. Beautiful scenery among the Waihi hills. Pretty spot and lovely restaurant. Can buy ice-cream and frozen blueberries outside the restaurant. There is... More 

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Thank Michael B
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Waihi's hidden secret! Roland is the host with the most. This is a clean and tidy restaurant with a relaxing atmosphere and a great menu. The food is fresh and delicious - would recommend the soup and massaman curry!

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

Thank you for your Comment I do appreciate it. More 

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8980

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