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“Lunch at farm”

Roselands Waitomo Caves
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $25
Cuisines: New Zealand, Barbecue
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Roselands is New Zealand's first Qualmarked restaurant visitor experience. Roselands offers premium meat portions cooked on the BBQ just how you like it with a buffet of fresh home-made salads, sauces, bread and rice. A dessert buffet of home-made traditional New Zealand cookies and our ever popular carrot cake are available afterwards with tea and coffee. Roselands can accommodate anywhere from 1-300 persons in one sitting. Specialising in large group catering but walk-ins are most welcome. Offering fast and efficient service is our goal. You are able to begin your meal as soon as you walk in, or you can enjoy the experience of the BBQ with the BBQ chefs and interact with them as they cook your meat order. Roselands provides a genuinely New Zealand BBQ experience in a little slice of New Zealand paradise. Surrounded by nature and farm land Roselands is something that little bit different for a unique dining experience. Get back to nature while you are here and enjoy exploring the bush paths and award-winning gardens. Plenty of bird watching opportunities or get up-close and pet the friendly farm animals.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Lunch at farm”
Reviewed December 15, 2013

Bought a voucher for a BBQ buffet lunch at Roseland. Do note the grilled meats ate not buffet, just the salad bar and the dessert table. Surprisingly there were only our group of 7 plus another couple on a hot summer Saturday afternoon.
Everything was fine and there was enough to eat.
Only comment is that - maybe cos of the small group, our steaks were not cooked over the usual big hot plate but grilled over a gas fire which is a tad unhealthy.
The outdoor table we sat on had a piece fall off. Waitress was courteous and friendly.
Overall experience - average.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Jeantai
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Idea Services Team Building”
Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

What a day, awesome all round, the activity, the venue, the weather and the food. Thanks especially to Malcolm for being a champion host.

1 Thank Mihi T
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Signal Hill, California
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244 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 22, 2013 via mobile

This place was recommended by our b&b. What a great choice. Buffet was great. My wife and I got two big steaks grilled perfectly. The sides were great including the homemade pasta...as told by my Italian wife. Great selection of dessert cookies but we really loved the homemsde cornflake cookies. The grounds are beautiful and the owners are committed to you enjoying your visit. Dont miss out on this place.

Thank rcaldin
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Delicious BBQ meal !”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

As soon as we arrived, we were nicely welcolmed and guided to a wonderfull salad buffet. They had a lot of different choices and menu options. We chose the BBQ Fish which was one of the best thing I've ever eaten in my entire life. We had much more food than we were actually able to eat and we finished our meal with the fantastic cramberry and cereal muffins. Too bad I didn't take the receipe which was just on the table. Next time !

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Sophie R
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Sydney, Australia
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88 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Very Nice BBQ Meal”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

I ate here as part of a large conference group. Meal was very nice in a pleasant setting overlooking the valley. Given the size of the group (over 100) the staff did an excellent job in looking after us.

Visited May 2013
Thank Scott M
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