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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)
“rural” (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 12 June 2017 via mobile

We have just had a wonderful experience dining at Out in the Styx. We were part of a group of 44 diners for an evening meal and breakfast at this lovely place. The atmosphere was warm and cosy on a cold winters night. The owner...More

Thank jjd25386
Reviewed 2 April 2017

After a fantastic visit to Sanctuary Mt (which is a must see!), our group had lunch at Out in the Styx. Lance and Mary Hodgson were so welcoming. The lunch was outstanding! They served a healthy selection of vegetarian food to please everyone's palate.

Thank hollymac
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Hosts Mary and Lance provide not only a wide choice of excellent food, they also provide a friendly home away from home atmosphere. Because it really is out in the sticks,fthe chef Mary has to plan well in advance, and the blackboard menu states"Take it...More

Thank Sue7444
Reviewed 6 April 2015

Thanks Lance and Mary for the hospitality, and letting us share our 40th wedding anniversary, with you, our family and friends, the food was as excellent as per usual Mary.

Thank Packerpete
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Delicious food served in a beautiful setting.A relaxing and comfortable venue serving generous portions of homemade & local fare.Hard to beat! We have enjoyed lunch and dinner here and both were excellent. We look forward to our next visit.

Thank Spudgel
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Our family just came from dinner at Out in the Styx. The four course dinner would be hard to match anywhere. We travel extensively and love good food so this fine restaurant pleased us immensely. The beef, the salmon, the yam dish, the homemade ice...More

Thank janet b
Reviewed 28 October 2014

We stayed a night after doing the 'Over The Mountain Walk' at Mungatautari, well worth the effort, and enjoyed a relaxing spa afterwards. Lance and Mary were lovely hosts - nothing was a bother and both had great knowledge of the area and it's attractions....More

Thank elkeef13
Reviewed 11 October 2014

Wonderful spot to stay with stunning views. Strongly advise that you don't eat much for two days prior to your visit and you will not need food for a day or so afterwards. Mary and Lance are superb hosts, meals are beautifully prepared, there is...More

Thank sarah5315
Reviewed 2 October 2014

I have just returned from Out In the Styx Lodge and Café and a fantastic Dinner and Breakfast were included in the price of our room! The evening meal consisted of Soup, Main Course, and Dessert, all of which were absolutely delicious. And the breakfast...More

1  Thank phyllismdrj
Reviewed 24 September 2014

This is a destination rural restaurant, about 40 minutes from Hamilton. Menu options are "take it or leave it", but why would you leave it. Delicious variety of soup, mains, salads and deserts. Well stocked bar. Friendly staff

Thank Mike R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
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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