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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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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We came here for lunch today. I had the Chicken with mushrooms in a coconut like sauce special and the Chocolate Extreme dessert. My partner had the fettuccine special and the Waitete Sundae and my mother-in-law had the pikelets. We were all so very pleased with our meals. They were very delicious and full of flavour. Such a beautiful atmosphere... More 

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Thank Nikaia G
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the most incredible dinner at this restaurant - it was the highlight of my trip to Waihi. The food is absolutely top notch - I had the roast duck which was delicious. The owner was so friendly which made the whole experience so memorable. Thank you for the hospitality!

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Thank Leesh656
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment .Im glad you enjoyed your meal at my Restaurant.Chef Roland More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This is one of our local restaurants, and one of two that I recommend to everyone locally. Roland the chef/owner is very friendly and accommodating. We really enjoy the German themed food that he serves, but not only this. The other dishes are fabulous as well, have not had a bad experience here.

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

Thank you for your comment I appreciate it, Chef Roland More 

Waihi, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Was a wonderful lunch on a Rainy Sunday afternoon. Food was great, reasonably priced and good to catch up with Roland again.

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

Thanks for coming and great to catch up again . More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Recently took the family to celebrate a birthday dinner. We had 2 small children with us and one requiring a high chair. This was not a problem and when they say family friendly they mean it. The food was delicious but they did not have kids menu but we were happy with serving fish and chips for one of the... More 

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

Thank you Very much Im glad you enjoyed your time here at Waitete Restaurant More 

Titusville, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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
Reviewed 17 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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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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
Reviewed 18 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
4 restaurant reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
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?