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“What a wonderfully friendly place!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Floating Rock Cafe

Floating Rock Cafe
Ranked #10 of 22 Restaurants in Turangi
Cuisines: Pizza, European, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!
New Zealand
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4 reviews
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“What a wonderfully friendly place!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

We arrived at Floating Rock Cafe by chance and were so glad we did. Nothing else seemed to be open and this little cafe could not have been more alive. The service is fabulous, which is down to the wonderful owners, and we were delighted with both the wine and the pizza, which was freshly prepared and delivered hot out of the central pizza oven, delicious!

  • Visited June 2011
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Vineyard Elegance meets Kiwi Friendliness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

Well worth the drive although there is welcoming accommodation available on site. Friendly staff serving excellent coffee, great wine from the winery and good value healthy food at reasonable prices. Unique location, raised, offering a birds eye view of the vineyard and stunning Omori and Kuratau Taupo vistas. A favourite haunt for locals and best coffee and wood fired pizza for miles.

  • Visited August 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Buzzibee
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Levin, New Zealand
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“The Floating Rock Cafe and Kuratau River Wines "Awesome"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

The Service, The Pizza's, The Wines , The Ambience , what can we say ? Just lovely .
A must for any Wine buff or Pizza lover.

Well Done Will and his team of beautiful Waitresses

  • Visited April 2011
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4 Thank Balquiddar
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Beautiful spot, fantastic coffee, awesome pizza, relaxed, friendly local atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2011

Worth the drive to this beautiful spot, a truly unique setting in an upstairs wine tasting room come cafe. Floating rock offers superb coffee and woodfired pizzas that you can watch being made in the great outdoor pizza oven, you can choose a Kuratau River Wine to enjoy while overlooking the beautiful scenery from your spot above the vineyards. Boutique accommodation is also on offer with beautiful cottages nestled amongst the grapes and just a stroll down to the lake front.
We frequent the Floating Rock every time we visit Taupo on a daily basis and it's always busy and so welcoming.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank JoeyJames26
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“Beautifully situated in vineyard”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2011

A lovely rural location. A special place with delicious wines from grapes grown on the doorstep. Not a huge menu, but very tasty, especially the pizzas baked in an oven beside your table. They also offer accommodation.

  • Visited January 2011
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1 Thank Mikeandga
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