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“Highly recommended.”

The Station Cafe and Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: European, Central European
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed December 4, 2012

From the moment you walk in, you are greeted and served by very helpful, proficient front of house staff. Menu has a good selection, and wine list was made up of great local wines. The food was well presented and portion sizes were more than adequate (for tall hungry man :-). The menu may seem expensive, however we paid more at a competing restaurant the night before with simpler food and service. This Restaurant is highly recommended.

Thank Greg C
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

We went here for our first dinner in Tongariro National Park and were very impressed with the service and food. Would definitely recommend.

Thank naynay5603
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The New Zealand lamb and local venison was just wonderful
Presentation of food and service was fantastic.
The local owners of this Resturant have a huge passion for their Resturant, the local area of National Park Viillage , Mt Ruapehu, it's volcano and, the ski slopes of Whakapapa.
We have a holiday home in the Village and a meal out at 'the station' is always a must each time we visit.
Dai & Cheryl

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Thank Daicheryl
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had a milestone to celebrate and chose 'The Station Cafe and Restaurant' in National Park Village.

There were 26 of us for drinks and dinner. The ambience, is fantastic, roaring fire, views of the team working in the kitchen and the girls working the bar.

The food was spectacular, faultless in its presentation and taste. Service was friendly, efficient and professional. The desserts were decadent, the coffee's fabulous.

We all had a wonderful night capped off with a stroll back in the brisk night air to our accommodation . Thank you, We will be back.

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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We visit National Park a lot in winter and usually end up at the pub for dinner but this visit we were looking for somewhere a bit nicer. We didn't expect to find a restaurant as good as The Station. The first night I popped my head in to have a look at the menu, and the waitress was really friendly and gave me her business card to call if we decided to make a booking - which we did for the next evening. The initial thing that drew me to the restaurant was the lovely cosy atmosphere. The wine list had our favourite Roaring Meg Pinot Noir, so that accompanied by a freshly baked bread was a great start to the dinner. Mains were quite an interesting concept, in that you choose a protein and sauce, and then all mains had the same accompaniments (mash and broccoli) and were presented in the same way. It would have been nice to have some variety here, but the meat was really nicely cooked and let's face it, who doesn't like mash and broccoli!? We skipped dessert but were delighted to find three after dinner mints given to us with our bill! When we were paying we cheekily asked for more after dinner mints and they were kind enough to give them to us. Overall, a really relaxing experience with nice hearty food and good wine - great combo and we will definitely be back!

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Thank KatIrv
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