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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

Certificate of Excellence
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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25 Waitawheta Road | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We loved it here. A friend recommended we call in as we were driving past on the way to Auckland to Tauranga. What a find! The setting is beautiful, inside and out, and the room snug, warm and inviting - lovely roaring fire. We weren't planning on eating but the menu was so good we couldn't resist a seafood pizza... More 

Thank Matt S
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in to check out this place as it's been talked up so much and we drive past regularly. We weren't over impressed I afraid. It was early evening (dark) and cold out. We sat through in the area with the fire and the big clear awning/blinds and were freezing! The cold breeze came through from under the blinds and... More 

Thank TravelMore2
Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This particular bistro rates very highly according to coromandel locals and they are spot on! New Zealand's Prime Minister even paid a visit recently. The remote wilderness location is idyllic and the bistro's menu is top notch. The small wine selection is well crafted. We enjoyed our casual lunch and plan to return for dinner & wine sometime soon.

Thank kingdavid1973
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188 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My mum is a celebrant and has done many weddings here so she highly recomended a visit for dinner. Our party of 5 + baby all absolutely loved it! We had a share plate and garlic pizza for starters, all had mains, shared 2 deserts, 2 beautiful bottles of red wine, 2 beers and a coffe and it was $70... More 

Thank Dodsy1984
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We have stopped here a few times now and love the late summer evening al fresco dining experience. Plenty for kids to play on while waiting for dinner. Food is delicious, local and well prepared.

Thank Jo G
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, charming atmosphere and first class service. Attention to detail makes for a delightful dining experience.

Thank Robert B
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Excellent and refreshingly unique rural dining experience. We came here with our young kids and they were easily distracted by the extensive playground the owners have set up. Due to time constraints we only managed to share pizzas, but these were all really good and had a wide variety of flavours. The specials and items on the main menu looked... More 

Thank frownertoms
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Finishing a round of golf with my wife at Waihi GC with, I felt hungry. I checked the restaurant near us on TripAdvisor. That led us to this place. It was around 4:30 when we got there. As soon as we got there I thought we decided well. The atmosphere around this place was so nice and beautiful. There were... More 

Thank ongoni
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Totally in love with this place. Had lunch in a beautiful barn with a wood fire. Had the fish of the day which was beautifully cooked and the presentation was nothing short of excellent. Will definitely be back. Very fresh food as they have their own garden to source from too.

1 Thank Tom L
Tauranga, New Zealand
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I so love it here. The food is the best in the Bay! Always good lovely flavoursome food and great wine. Wish I lived next door, Id be there every night.

Thank MagooLoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Road | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: 078638770

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