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waiau country estate

$$ - $$$,
1/9 Onaero Beach Road | New Plymouth, Onaero 4383, New Zealand
+64 6-752 3609
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible14%
14 Jul 2016
“Looking a little tired”
1 Sep 2015
“Sunday dinner with the family - amazing food.”
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, New Zealand
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1/9 Onaero Beach Road | New Plymouth, Onaero 4383, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

While it still holds some it's old ambience Waiau Country Estate winery could defiantly do with some TLC. the coffee was good and the food came out hot fast and tasty. Service with a smile and there was a constant flow of people in and...More

Thank Marlaina C
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We went recently for dinner with our teenage son. All our meals were fantastic. We had the chicken pasta, the steak and the lamb shanks. They were all some of the best meals we have had in a long while and we eat out a...More

Thank mosscopeekotrain
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Picked up a GrabOne voucher for a Roast Dinner for 2 including deserts. We were the only ones there at 5pm but it soon starting filling up by 6pm. The staff were very friendly and the food was great. I had lamb and it was...More

Thank studly1_uk
Reviewed 27 January 2015 via mobile

Thank you to Lee, Sandy and all of the staff for all of your amazing support on our special day. We couldn't have wished for better people to help organize our wedding and you all were so friendly and done everything for us there was...More

Thank Haylee S
Reviewed 27 December 2014 via mobile

We were up from Timaru and thought we'd pop in for old time sake. A quick summary: -uncleaned table -miss matched cutlery -no one checked on how our food was -no one checked on our drinks -not sure who the prolific smoker was who kept...More

Thank TAmember09062016
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We booked our wedding as the new owner Lee was just taking over Waiau Estate. We gave a deposit on the spot once meeting her and seeing the venue and caught up a week before the wedding to finalise all the details. We met with...More

Thank GregCarter
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I cannot even begin to describe how amazing our day was because of the effort and dedication put in by the Team at Waiau. My partner and I are so thankful of everything Lee, Ray and the team did for us. We had our ceremony...More

Thank AlissaSanderson
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

Booked this venue for my grandmothers 90th - we had a large party with many children and babies. We won't be patronizing this venue again. The wait for meals was atrocious - 1 hour wait for the buffet meal to start and then a 1...More

Thank ForTheRavers
Reviewed 11 August 2014

This was our 2nd visit within a month, both being on Saturday nights. The first dining experience was only acceptable at best. On this 2nd occasion everything was poor. The service was slow and without the usual service one expects from waiting staff eg: providing...More

Thank Jeremy P
Waiau123, Manager at waiau country estate, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

We are horrified that you had this dismal experience and will endeavour to NEVER LET THIS HAPPEN AGAIN! There is no excuse but however an explanation is deserved. The waitress on the night was on her first night serving without senior support which in hindsight...More

Reviewed 11 January 2014

My husband and I have just had lunch at Waiau, in a beautiful setting, especially on a summers day. Food was excellent with plates to share Tapa style as we love trying a variety of different foods. Would recommend the Lamb meatballs in a very...More

Thank Joy-Stephen P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 25
Cuisine
Contemporary, New Zealand
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/9 Onaero Beach Road | New Plymouth, Onaero 4383, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Onaero
  • Phone Number: +64 6-752 3609
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Description
Welcome to Waiau Country Estate where we aim to provide an outstanding culinary experience which is unique in every way in our restaurant and our functions venue. On the coast at Onaero just 20 minutes north of New Plymouth our restaurant and venue has warm indoor seating or sit outdoors on the terrace in the stunning garden setting.Catering from our restaurant for intimate dining or large groups, this is the ideal setting for weddings, celebrations, meetings, executive entertaining, breakfast, lunch, dinner or just a snack.Guests can enjoy the interesting menu, made wherever possible from fresh, local ingredients, then take a stroll around the park-like grounds or just down the road to the beach. As from June 2014 Waiau has a new owner, Leanne Fox.
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