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“Unexpected total yum !!”

Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery
Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 19, 2013

We were all in need of sustenance after cycling from Paeroa and Roland's offer to collect us from our self-contained cottage in Waihi was the only incentive needed. A delightful three course meal of the highest standards including a complimentary palate cleansing mandarin sorbet. A mouth-watering entree of garlic prawn cutlets set the tone and all four of us had one of the best meals with one of the comments being "best lamb curry I've ever had" ... Drooled over the homemade icecream with inventive flavours - such as licorice and chocolate, peanut butter and the richest chocolate flavour. Service was excellent and our waitress was familiar with her menu and was able to describe our meals well. Extensive wine list ....

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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Half an hours drive from our home Waitete restuarant in Waihi is a must for that special meal or for taking visitors.
As well as an evening sevice you can also have lunch and once a month a wine club meets there to sample a wide speciality range of wines.
An added bonus are the speciality ice creams made on the premises, which are often part of the delicious sweets..
A lovely touch is the sorbet palate cleanser he serves after the entree.
A visit from the chef to your table at the end of the evening makes you feel particularly welcome.
The owner/chef brings a European flavour to many of his menus having come to New Zealnd many years ago from Germany.

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

you can book ahead reserve a table for the special occasion or drop in have a meal warm friendly place with rural views an all so roland can cater for special food requirerments ie cant eat mayonaise so roland change some meals or will carter for special eatters just ask roland will try his best to make meals for every one on a wednesday afternoon around 5pm theirs a farmers market local produce can be found in carpark also near the resturant thier is a blue berry orchard which you can see while driving down the road have a nice meal everyone

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Reviewed December 16, 2012

The kids loved the home made ice cream and I enjoyed an excellent coffee in very pleasant surroundings.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

We worked up an appetite by first doing one of the walks in karangahaki gorge.
As noted in the other reviews our host has 40 years experience as a chef & this was borne out in the quality (& Quantity) of our meals. None of your trendy nouvelle cuisine here, just scrumptious food & "chocolate dessert to die for" & according to my wife, the ice cream was "out of this world".
I could keep boring the reader with superlatives....just go there!

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1  Thank gabriel f
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