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The Bistro

25 Waitawheta Road | Falls Retreat, Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8770
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (73 reviews)
“pork belly” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Waitawheta Road | Falls Retreat, Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at The Falls Retreat and had dinner in The Bistro both nights. The first night I had lamb and my wife had fish. The second night we had the meat lovers pizza. The food was very good and there was a nice fire...More

1  Thank DarylJ552
Reviewed May 4, 2018

I have been to the Falls Retreat Bistro on several different occasions and the food and service is always amazing!!! Love the staff, love the food and a great atmosphere. I like that they are into the seasonal and fresh food, and locally sourced. I...More

1  Thank Janine J
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

Staying in the area for a few nights with teens to do rail trail so decided on dinner here. We were not disappointed. A pizza with the sambal sauce, the lamb and the pork belly and some wonderfully crispy fat chips were all delicious. Teen...More

Thank DioneLK
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I have been lucky to have visited twice in a week, so had to comment as both times we have enjoyed a faultless experience. From the beautiful setting, to the attentive staff, to the work of Art that was prepared for us, let alone how...More

Thank Ray B
Reviewed April 5, 2018

A wonderful place sitting either inside or out. Waterfall nearby plenty of outside space and walks in the vicinity. My second visit and had i been staying longer it would have been top of list for another visit. A must if in the area which...More

1  Thank marmadukelondon
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

We visited a year ago and loved this restaurant so arranged our Easter holiday to this area just so we could come back to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Staff were wonderful and attentive to what we needed. Chefs put a lot of love in each...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed March 18, 2018

We went to dinner on a Thursday evening and were surprised to find it full. When the food arrived, I understood why - it was superb. The setting is lovely and only a short drive from Paeroa. A must visit place

Thank Ngaio L
Reviewed March 11, 2018

I have been oh so fortunate to have been a customer at this establishment since 1994 ! Jill & Rick Davis had a dream way back then, and to see it continue and burst onto the international scene with their successors, Emma & Brad King...More

Thank graphicats
Reviewed February 21, 2018

This has been my go to place for a long time. I raved about it to chef friend of mine over from Washington DC and took him there. The food was not good and I was embarased. The service was bad, the table was dirty...More

1  Thank viv887
Reviewed February 19, 2018

Booked this for Valentines Day- Being a student, I am on a tight budget and so I did my research before selecting which restaurant I would take my partner out to. We both had a look at the menu beforehand and decided what we would...More

Thank Shivani S
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Tom L
February 10, 2015|
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Response from Andrew N | Reviewed this property |
I have just phoned them and the have confirmed that next week (the week starting 16 Feb 2015) they will be open for dinner every day from 5.00 pm. The week after they may drop back to 6 days a week but have not yet decided... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 | Falls Retreat, Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8770
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