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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

) #5 of 20 Restaurants in Waihi $$ - $$$ European, , International
31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8980
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travelers talk about
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“sundae” (3 reviews)
“blueberries” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the delicious ice creams and sorbets but ended up staying for dinner and dessert. Roland Straessle, German-born world chef, introduced quark to New Zealand back in the 70s. This place is the gold nugget we found in this gold-mining town...he cooks...More

Thank SophieFeiFei
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comment . Much appreciated Chef

Reviewed July 10, 2017

My friend and I sat, late morning looking out to green rolling hills, eating fresh Tarakihi in a lemon butter sauce with a glass of Pinot Gris. Our wonderful chef, Roland, checked to see if everything was ok then told us a story of a...More

Thank Whakamarama
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for your comment very much appreciated Chef

Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious (Taihiki fish, German meat loaf, sundae), the service was great (friendly and fast) and it is tucked away in a nice quiet little corner of Waihi. Highly recommend it.

Thank tkgia
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2017

thank you for your comment .Chef

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Just visited here with my sister and friend and the food was the best food around hands down. My sister had the steak, I had the lemon fish and our friend had the goulash. We live in Auckland and would definitely be tempted to drive...More

Thank Mackenzie N
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thank you very much appreciated lovely to have you here look forward to your next visit.Chef

Reviewed June 21, 2017

Very nice hearty well seasoned meals. The service was excellent, we got to meet the chef and he was very hospitable.The wine list was pretty good and the restaurant

Thank Ash761
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2017

thank you for your comment.Chef

Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch today. I had the Chicken with mushrooms in a coconut like sauce special and the Chocolate Extreme dessert. My partner had the fettuccine special and the Waitete Sundae and my mother-in-law had the pikelets. We were all so very pleased...More

Thank Nikaia G
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to comment .Much appreciated.Chef

Reviewed April 23, 2017

I had the most incredible dinner at this restaurant - it was the highlight of my trip to Waihi. The food is absolutely top notch - I had the roast duck which was delicious. The owner was so friendly which made the whole experience so...More

Thank Leesh656
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2017

Thank you for your comment .Im glad you enjoyed your meal at my Restaurant.Chef Roland

Reviewed April 17, 2017

This is one of our local restaurants, and one of two that I recommend to everyone locally. Roland the chef/owner is very friendly and accommodating. We really enjoy the German themed food that he serves, but not only this. The other dishes are fabulous as...More

Thank Hydeane
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2017

Thank you for your comment I appreciate it, Chef Roland

Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Was a wonderful lunch on a Rainy Sunday afternoon. Food was great, reasonably priced and good to catch up with Roland again.

Thank suejaneb
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thanks for coming and great to catch up again .

Reviewed April 10, 2017

Recently took the family to celebrate a birthday dinner. We had 2 small children with us and one requiring a high chair. This was not a problem and when they say family friendly they mean it. The food was delicious but they did not have...More

Thank Bulaboy196
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2017

Thank you Very much Im glad you enjoyed your time here at Waitete Restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, 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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