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“One of the best reasons to visit NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: HUHU Cafe offers visitors to Waitomo the opportunity to sample great New Zealand cuisine in a beautiful setting. We offer a delicious evening menu, perfect for enjoying with a cold one on the sunny deck after a hard day's caving or glow-worm spotting! You can enjoy delicious treats such as Caramelised Garlic & Goats Cheese Tart, Wild Rabbit Hotpot, Organic Rib-Eye, Dark Chocolate Souffle & Poached Tamarillos to name but a few (please note that our menu changes on a regular basis, depending on what we can source from our suppliers). Wherever possible, we use local providers - our lamb comes from farms around Te Kuiti, our cheese from Putaruru & our berries (when in season) are from Piopio. Our wine list consists of a number of great New Zealand wine varieties and our beer list features a selection of boutique beers to whet the whistle! Cosy up by our woodburner during the winter months or chill out on our deck over summer... Have we tempted your tastebuds? Well then, we look forward to seeing you at HUHU sometime soon!
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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“One of the best reasons to visit NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

Fantastic food & wine, great service and lovely atmosphere. One of the few restaurants to cater for children - imaginative healthy kids menu (without a chip in sight!) and such value for money. So worth the drive from the highway even if you aren't visiting the caves!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

Huhu's was recommended to us and I'm so glad it was! Walking in to a beautiful setting with a lovely fireplace was great to heat us up! There was colouring in to do for our 2yr old to keep him busy and the staff were great! Our food came out quickly and it was amazing! I had the slow cooked rack of lamb with roast veges and I can honestly say it was the best meal I have ever eaten!! I finished my meal up with the peanut butter parfait and it was also amazing!!
Great place to relax after a busy day at the caves!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Fantastic dining in Waitomo”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2013

This was the find of the century! Huhu restaurant would beat most big-city restaurants hands down. My son had the Stuffed mussels, and we had the Free range pork hock and Lamb rack which were both cooked to perfection and served with generous sides that complimented the meat flavours. The servings are very generous but we managed to find room to share a beautifully presented hot chocolate souffle for dessert. An unbelievable find in Waitomo. Absolutely recommend!

Visited May 2013
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“Delightful and delicious dishes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

A real jewel amongst the tourist mayhem of Waitomo Caves! We had a beautiful lunch, slow cooking is their specialty. Unique blend of flavours, menu suggest best wine to match each dish. Dined here during the off season, so no worries with finding sunny spot on the deck overlooking the rural scene of Waitomo. May need to pre-book in high season, though. Friendly staff, highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“amazing food and big serves”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

By far the best food around Waitomo. I had a superb meal of slow praised lamb that fell off the bone and followed by a really good chilli chocolate mousse with just enough chilli to make it warm but not overpower the chocolate. Some nice local organic beers on tap and lots of local,micro brew beers by the bottle as well. It is only small so be prepared to book and be sitting next to other groups at nearby tables.

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