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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

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25 Waitawheta Road | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8770
11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The atmosphere is relaxing with inside or outside dining. Their woodfired pizza's are really something else, the meat combo has so much meat it is hard to get it off the platter. All cooked to perfection. We will definitely be going again. Five star eating and service.

Thank David H
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bistro had been recommended by our hosts, and after a day discovering Waihi and all it had to offer it seemed an ideal place to go. We hadn't booked but didn't seem too much of a problem. I had the pasta of the day dish which was a seafood pasta, the best seafood pasta I have ever had. For... More 

Thank Marion S
Paeroa, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great dining in secluded surroundings. Great service. Big on quality and price but not on quantity. The forest surrounding is nice.

Thank Kiwitraveller550
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really a hidden gem between Paeroa and Waihi! Great location, friendly staff, lovely setting and DELICIOUS food! A must-go when you are in the neighbourhood! Thanks for a great diner and evening!

Thank Annemie H
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely drive from Hamilton! Found in the Entertainment Guide Book & saw a review in a magazine! Recommend booking first! Top chefs with quality food = happy customers!!! Highly recommend! Outside dining & inside! Beautiful water falls across from the entrance! Onsale some of the goodness like onion jam yum! Couldn't eat everything very filling was able to take pizza... More 

Thank niknaks69
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waterfall at end of street.. this little treasure will keep me smiling for years to come. The food is great and top service too. Wine and dine and walk to the amazing waterfall 2 minutes downhill. If you ever want to have an amazing day come here! Hey they even have log cabins to rent out for the most Run... More 

Thank Michelle S
Cambridge, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in on Waitangi Day on way home from beach as a special end to our holiday. The fish of the day was hapuku and it was outstanding. Cooked to perfection, on an unusual polenta base with a salad that included an unusual lime mousse. Interesting non-alcohol fizz drinks to choose from. This is not a cheap lunch establishment option... More 

Thank Jane S
Dunedin, New Zealand
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416 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enchanting buildings in a rather ethereal setting. Worth a nosey just to get the picture. We lucked in with a still warm evening (perhaps it's always like that here) and enjoyed beautiful food, well served, excellent nz wines and stunning deserts. Don't need to say much more really, other than give it a try. I would be very surprised if... More 

Thank samandhenry
Hamilton, New Zealand
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have driven through the gorge many many times and never knew this place existed. We still wouldn't if we hadn't been recommended it by some friends. It's such a great spot. Surrounded by gardens and trees and so peaceful yet only a minute from the main road. The service was friendly and welcoming and efficient. The food was top... More 

Thank JoteePark
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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166 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a special detour here as it's not on our favoured route to the coromandel. So worth it. Such a nice feel to the place. Food was excellent all round. Lovely wait staff, lots of room for hot pets. Does what does so well. Congrats !

Thank astropig

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Road | 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?