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Roselands Waitomo Caves

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579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7611
08:00 - 22:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing value.great stew all you can eat for $10 and cheep wine/beer really friendly and free parking for our camper van. Toliet clean and free Wi-Fi

Thank 1jane_1
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found out about this place by chance through our tour guide and we couldn't be happier we found it. They picked us up from our hostel and dropped us back and we had a DELICIOUS beef stew for a really good price. The drinks were well priced too. It's a really friendly place. All the staff are great, in... More 

Thank Sally W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a buffet for staples and a few other dishes as well as a grill where each person can order 1 item (additional items are chargeable on top of the buffet price) and it will only be prepared after you order. The food was pretty good and there was still dessert as part of the buffet spread. It would... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Lovely location in the garden. Delicious bbq food and ok range of salad to accompany. Dessert was a bit lame. But reasonably priced. Enjoyed our lunch here but didn't think it was quite what it was raved up to be. Probably better suited to overseas visitors wanting to try a nz bbq?!

Thank rf80808
Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went for a break in pricey foods based on Trip Advisor. The owner was very pleasant. Don't know how the BBQ lunch is, but we hear it is popular for tour groups. Anyway, dinner is beef stew, roast potatoes and rice. $10, all you can eat. Can't go wrong. Stew was delicious, nice gravy, lots of veg. The roast potatoes... More 

Thank laxjunkies
Thane, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

We were for lunch. This is awesome place run by family members. Very nice land scaping with gardens. Lunch was spread out as buffet with non alcoholic welcome drink and nice tomato soup. Barbecue was set up in open air outside restaurant with choice of fish, chicken and stake. One can see live cooking at barbecue counter. Lots of variety... More 

Thank Ashok2906
Bell Buckle, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

WE went to the restaurant when they had 3 items, all you can eat, for $10 NZ. It was a cool evening and we sat on the back deck in a beautiful setting The beef dish, which we would call beef stew in the US, was very good. They had sticky rice and broiled potatoes..both of which were very good.... More 

Thank Lasseter4242
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

$10 all-you-can-eat dinner was amazing. Beef stew and roast potatos were perfect. Very filling and tasty. Free camping was awesome too. Thanks Roselands :)

Thank 01donala
Ashford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great place to camp overnight for FREE. And the $10 all you can eat evening beef stew and $5 beer or glass of good wine cannot be beaten locally.

Thank Edward G
Hawera, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

If it is food you are after then Roselands Restaurant can't be beat. They do a very good breakfast for $15.00, Toast, Cereal, Fruit, Butter, Jams, Tea and Coffee. Lunch is a $36.00 BBQ with a choice of Steak, Fish, Chicken, Mussels or a Vege pack and you can help yourself as much as you like to a well stocked... More 

Thank joss l

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 7611
Roselands is New Zealand's first Qualmarked restaurant visitor experience. Roselands offers premium meat portions cooked on the BBQ just how you like it with a buffet of fresh home-made salads, sauces, bread and rice. A dessert buffet of home-made traditional New Zealand cookies and our ever popular carrot cake are available afterwards with tea and coffee. Roselands can accommodate anywhere from 1-300 persons in one sitting. Specialising in large group catering but walk-ins are most welcome. Offering fast and efficient service is our goal. You are able to begin your meal as soon as you walk in, or you can enjoy the experience of the BBQ with the BBQ chefs and interact with them as they cook your meat order. Roselands provides a genuinely New Zealand BBQ experience in a little slice of New Zealand paradise. Surrounded by nature and farm land Roselands is something that little bit different for a unique dining experience. Get back to nature while you are here and enjoy exploring the bush paths and award-winning gardens. Plenty of bird watching opportunities or get up-close and pet the friendly farm animals.

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