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“Best food on our NZ trip”
Review of Huhu

Huhu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $28
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, 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, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best food on our NZ trip”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We arrived at Waitomo around 7pm on a rainy Sunday night. General store was closed and we happened upon this place by accident with the expectation it would be average cafe food at a premium price. We could not be more wrong, the food was top notch and great value considering it's location. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing surprise!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

My husband and I stopped by in a Monday, a little late for lunch. The restaurant was empty and gave me the feeling we could be disturbing the staff that seemed getting ready for dinner. But I was very wrong. The waitress was friendly and we had one of our best meals ever!
The pork was to die for! And the mix of nuts they brought with the bread was delicious! Plus, they have such an amazing view!

I wish I could go back there!!!

  • Visited May 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Best Meal I had in NZ!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We had a meal here as part of a conference in Waitomo. I had the potato and leek soup, the stuffed chicken breast wrapped in proscuitto topped off by a delicious desert of chilli and chocolate mousse in a buterscotch and schnapps basket.

My heading review heading sums it up...!!!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Scott M
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Cairns, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Ate too much”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Yes, I ate too much, but when the other food had been so good, I could not resist the chilli chocolate mouse. It's amazing how the two go together if the chilli is not overdone, which it wasn't.

  • Visited February 2013
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
“worth the drive”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

probably the best meal ive ever had ,well worth the 2hr trip from new plymouth.great atmosphere,great service,outstanding food .we shall return soon i hope.give huhu a go you will not be dissapointed. ted n julie gray

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Julie B
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