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Out in the Styx Cafe

$$ - $$$, Cafe, International
2117 Arapuni Road | Te Awamutu RD1, Pukeatua, 3880, New Zealand
+64 7-872 4505
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“mary” (19 reviews)
“lance” (24 reviews)
“sanctuary” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2117 Arapuni Road | Te Awamutu RD1, Pukeatua, 3880, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

Such a lovely, homely atmosphere.... Friendly personable staff.... Warm log fire.... Just right for a chilly winter's night escape from my own kitchen! The food was wholesome, healthy and mm mmmmm ... scrumptious! We live "out in the sticks" ourselves and so there aren't any...More

1  Thank WanderingKiwis
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We took a tour group to this restaurant & relished every morsel! The group was our Sunday Lunch Club, & many of them said it was one of their favourite eateries - and we've been to a few! We had such delights as a couscous,...More

1  Thank tgatastingtours
Reviewed 8 March 2014

I stayed with Lance and Mary while enjoying a Ventouro Cycling Camp. The Styx is not expensive but what a fabulous place and great value for money. I enjoyed an intimate atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble. The basics are done to an extremely...More

Thank Adam H
Reviewed 24 February 2014

Beyond all expectation. When they said dinner was included, I did not realise Mary produces culinary miracles! Great room, great view, great company and an amazing wild life tour by Phil (thanks Phil!).

1  Thank Schapenhoedster
Reviewed 25 January 2014

The Styx is 1.5 km from the Maungatautarii Reserve, and serves a most-wonderful Prix-fixe meal, served buffet-style. Ours started with an assortment of dips, followed by the main meal of duck glazed with a cranberry sauce, served on roasted vegetables, excellent lamb chops,broccoli, zucchini fritters...More

Thank chsfairbanks
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Just back from another experience at Out in the Styx. I'd been twice previously just for dinner, although just and dinner should not be in the same sentence when describing a meal at Out in the Styx! This time we arrived early in the morning,...More

Thank WifeyNZ
Reviewed 28 June 2013

Thanks for a great weekend at the best guest house in New Zealand. Our hosts Lance & Mary looked after us all in a very relaxed easy way, nothing was too much trouble. Mary's home made food was fantastic and we had lots of fun...More

Thank Glenis C
Reviewed 4 May 2013

Thanks Lance and Mary for hosting our wedding :) These guys are so relaxed it made all the stresses of planning the reception minimal. The food was excellent and accomodation was top notch. You made us feel so welcome. 10/10

Thank Anna B
Reviewed 16 June 2012

What a wonderful weekend. How can I best describe it? Well, three hours into the walk across the mountain I admit to feeling a bit chilly with still a couple of hours to go. As I chewed on my lunch I fantasised about what would...More

Thank Matatoki
Reviewed 12 June 2012

what a lovely place. fantastic surrounding, great food, a really friendly, cosy atmosphere and great hosts

Thank profUpNorth
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$25 - US$39
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2117 Arapuni Road | Te Awamutu RD1, Pukeatua, 3880, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island
  • Phone Number: +64 7-872 4505
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We like food, real food, real flavour and a real eating experience - no starched table cloths and silverware just solid wood furniture and the kind of food you would cook for friends coming over, not pretentious but a step up from the everyday. We are slow food advocates - meaning the food doesn't come out of a packet or tin, but is prepared and consumed with pleasure, and with friends, the way it is meant to be. The menu is chosen by Mary, according to whim and weather on the day, and served buffet style so you can have as much as you want. We are fully licensed and smoke-free, with a warm fire in winter and glorious outdoor dining in the summer.
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