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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

$$ - $$$Pizza, European,
25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (67 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
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Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When back in the area I always make sure I go to Falls retreat for a meal and have never been disappointed. Service excellent. Lamb melt in mouth. And desert amazing

Thank krispie41
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to try this place out because so many people had told us it was well worth it. We went for a pizza and beer evening. We paid a fixed price for the evening - it was disappointing for what we paid. We got...More

1  Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We felt a little bit let down the last time we visited. As we always stay overnight and travel to this restaurant we expect The Best! Still of a good standard and we will give it another go.

Thank 4SherylH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited nearly all notable restaurants from Whitianga, Whangamata, Thames and through to Tauranga. This is the best restaurant within this sizeable surrounding area. Frankly the food served is a different class to surrounding competitors. The restaurant would be worthy of any prime city...More

Thank NED_Consult
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We dined in the evening as were staying in the cottage. It wasn't too busy so we got quick service. The meals were very nice and above average - but they weren't cheap so we would have expected them to be yummy. I had the...More

Thank Piglethead
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Been here alot and can never go past there pizzas! A must with it is the chilli samba - yum yum yum. Whether it's summer or winter this place has a great feel to it - today a roaring fire to make for a special...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took the family for fathers day lunch - have been here once before and was impressed, but this time, the place was busy and everyone in there was impressed ! I had a beautiful Taupo beef dish with gnocchi / shredded beef side. Meat was...More

Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome yummy food,nice quiet place,very nice staff, nice big fire in Winter,just a nice spot for a meal I will be back,am sure if you go once you will go back

Thank Clint P
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Loved loved this place. Child and doggie friendly. Great playground. Awesome food and lovely wine choices. Four of us couldn't fault our meals or service. Best pasta I've ever eaten and I have travelled through Italy. Well done - keep up the good work everyone!

Thank Hegleys
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Came here last minute and chose to eat off the a la carte menu the seafood pizza approximately $23. It was mouth watering. I intended to take some slices home for the kids except it was so darn good I scoffed it myself. There is...More

Thank karina f
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Tom L
10 February 2015|
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Response from Andrew N | Reviewed this property |
I have just phoned them and the have confirmed that next week (the week starting 16 Feb 2015) they will be open for dinner every day from 5.00 pm. The week after they may drop back to 6 days a week but have not yet decided... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8770
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