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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8980
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Titusville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a good, but not great cook, who been to but doesn't appreciate restaurants that cost 100 USD per person for dinner. So I compare meals at restaurants to the meals I've had at the homes of friends who are great cooks. The meal I had at Waitete restaurant centered on a cinnamon chicken with sauteed greens, figs, red... More 

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Waihi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Recently we went with friends to Waitete Cafe. We loved the wide open windows where we looked out over the surrounding hills, it felt like we were outside even though inside the restaurant. We were warmly greeted like old friends and served our meals quickly and beautifully cooked and presented.

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Thank debwaihi
tanzania
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

A rustic and charming family-run restaurant away from Waihi's main highway in a tranqul rural setting. We all loved our meals - everything was tasty, flavoursome and perfectly seasoned. The hand-cut fries were amazing. Next time we'll order entrees also. The mains are well priced but are sized accordingly so we had room for desserts.

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Devon, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Saw this place on the Bike trail website. WE finally found it and it was really nice. Had the fish special which was very tasty and healthy. Good service and not crowded. In spite of the signs I had trouble finding it

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Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We were the first ones to arrive at the restaurant so it was nice and quiet being a monday. It has a lovely ambience and we enjoyed the quiet. It did start filling up towards the end of our meal but still remained nice and quiet. There was 3 in our group and we really enjoyed the meals. They were... More 

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Thank r0sita1
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Really tranquil & homelike atmosphere. Nice food and really unique ice cream flavours that are worth the experience.

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Thank Christopher C
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Food was below average And had to wait far to long when it wasn't even that busy. Wouldn't recommend.

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Thank Michaelaandjosh
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

I am sorry that your time at my Restaurant was not satisfactory .If your complaint regarding standard was below MY standard(for the last 14 Years) than I am very sorry that I let myself down in this instance.If it is Below Your standard of expectation than I can not do something without You voicing your complaint whilst you here at... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends and loved the atmosphere and ambience from the start. Good food and matching wines. The service was first class and personal and encourages you to stay longer and enjoy.

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Thank Robert B
Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to visit here by a friend in England so purposefully travelled in this area. We were not disappointed....Roland is an excellent host and cooks the most wonderful food. Would definitely suggest a visit if you're in the area....best meal of our 3 weeks in NZ! Thanks Roland!

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Thank Angie B
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had booked for approximately 20 people for an intimate family dinner for my daughters wedding. We also had to travel some distance but were happy to do this as we wanted the meal to be special. We were booked for 6.30pm as our party consisted of children, grandparents and 2 people recovering from surgery and just out of hospital.... More 

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Thank Raewyn F
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

This function was one of my night mares of my career in hospitality 50 Years.First of all a special menu suggestion was asked for I asked if we could pre order meals for the group.NO correspondence at all, day before I was told what the children wanted to eat out of My suggestion nothing else .Customers arrive over 30 min... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8980

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