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“Nice food, nice place”

Bistro At the Falls Retreat
Ranked #1 of 27 Restaurants in Waihi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Tromso, Norway
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Nice food, nice place”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

We had a bite to eat here one evening, and it was a nice place, very good food and a charming location. I feel they could have had some nicer furniture to add to the feeling of luxury or coziness, but this was not a big thing at all.

Good food in exciting combinations, good wines.

  • Visited January 2014
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English first
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Fantastic food and setting”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was great - I totally recommend the pizzas. The seafood and vegetarian pizzas were amazing. I loved the setting up on the hill and we got to see a couple of kingfishers which was lovely! It was a little cold but it was one of the coldest days of the year - but still worth 5 out of 5

Visited July 2014
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner!”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

Love that it is an out of the way place but judging on the locals eating around us on a quiet Monday night it must be a favorite to many. My husband had lamb and I had fish presentation was beautiful . Good wine list friendly staff

Visited April 2014
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
300 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“This looks a gem”
Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

It is probably a bit cheeky to write a review of a place we only stopped at for tea and coffee, but we had heard a lot about this place and everything we saw vindicates it's reputation. The menu looked excellent and very reasonably priced. We saw lovely meals being served and other patrons told us their meals were great. The wine list is very, very good. Wine is provided by Finer Wines in Katikati; its owner, Jim Bartee, is a devotee of NZ wines. his shop has an amazing range of premium wines that are often sold out at the vineyard. To its credit, Falls Retreat's markups were surprisingly modest. The location is lovely. Make sure you take in the falls themselves which are directly opposite the entrance; there is a parking area on the Falls' side of the road, about 80 metres down hill from the restaurant entrance.

Visited May 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Consistently good”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

This bistro hidden away in the beautiful Karangahake Gorge is great little secret I almost feel reluctant to publicise. Set amongst the trees, with dining inside and outside, it truly is a restaurant for all seasons and the regularly changing manu reflects this. The Mothers Day set menu was divine..one of the best meals I've had. The special touch of a gift wrapped friand for each Mum is an example of the special personal service they give. Every time I go I have to book...thats how popular it is.

  • Visited May 2014
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