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Waimea Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-293 4240
09:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly but slow service. Two dishes on the menu not available which was only brought to our attention once we had started making our choices. Quick to take our drinks order but then took over 15 minutes to deliver it. It wasn't busy so slow service could not be put down to having too much custom. The meals took a... More 

Thank 45Anna
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading some favourable reviews I booked a table for saturday at 730pm We arrived at 705pm looking foward to the experience. We were seated with the breakfast/brunch/lunch/Cocktails/wines/dinner menus already in front of us,a veritable book.I noticed ominously that there were unlit candles on every table .We ordered some nice wines which ended up the highlight A waiter then appeared... More 

Thank flippyone
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Waimea in March with a friend for lunch. The two staff who waited on us were very pleasant and helpful, but the food (on this occasion) left a lot to be desired. I ordered the Waimea Caesar Salad which was hugely disappointing. I must admit that it is very difficult to get a decent (and original) CS, but this... More 

Thank ElleMaeM
Wellington, New Zealand
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78 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has changed hands many times. I had my birthday party upstairs 7yrs ago. This time I took a friend who was visiting from Canada...we both decided to try their gourmet hamburger with mixed reviews as mine was dried out and hers was ok. Neither of us had eaten hamburgers for ages but these were very average...disappointing. Nice views... More 

Thank kiwiconnection2016
Wiltshire UK
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183 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Happened across this lovely cafe/ restaurant next to the beach. Cool holiday atmosphere. Interesting varied menu with excellent waiting staff. Really enjoyed it here.

Thank Rome_at_Easter
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Had a lovely lunch here with a friend. They were so helpful and flexible with their menu, looking to meet our needs, delicious food and the ice coffee was to die for! Highly recommend this great cafe and the location is awesome too

Thank SalsJ
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were lucky enough to have a table for four in a private room at the top of the restaurant ... great views to Kapiti Island, though for us it was through the continual rain ... The food was excellent, steak and lamb especially, nicely presented, service was prompt. From arrival throughout service and departure there was friendly customer service... More 

Thank Wayne H
1 review
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Hey guys, I don't normally take the time to write reviews, but you completely exceeded expectations at your lovely restaurant - excellent food and top personal service. Great atmosphere. All made for such a great night with my special someone X. Keep it up. You guys rock :-)

Thank Mel M
Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

From walking through the door to exit, the team of at least 4 waiters were very personable and provided excellent service. Food and wine certainly met our expectations with the food portion being more than enough. Good value for money

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Went last evening for a family birthday outing. As always the setting next to the sea was to die for, even though the weather outside was changeable. We were seated upstairs which maximized the views along with a large group, starting out on a he's night. They were lively but not noisey and things were going nicely until one asked... More 

Thank William M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-293 4240
Absolute beach front location, sunsets, live music, range of authentic Sicilian-style pizza to fine-dining quality food, well groomed wine list, NZ craft beers on tap including our very own Sacred Water Pilsner and Waimea Ginger Beer. Relaxed friendly environment with good times for all. We would love to have you in.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?