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1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-362 8502
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best view. Reasonable prices, great service. Would definitely recommend coming here for a casual dinner. The kids pizzas are massive!

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Thank smhill72
Level Contributor
135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

A nice spot to drop by for a cheeky ice cream or delicious cafe food. All the staff are great and the view is amazing to boot.

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Thank unicyclistjoe
Liss
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We booked on a quiet Monday evening and had an early dinner. Asian spring rolls which we shared to start and then one chicken rolled and stuffed with mushrooms and a pork loin wrapped in bacon. The young lady serving us was pleasant, we chatted with the chef after and the views should please anyone. Not an over fussy place... More 

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Thank Chris K
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Went in for dinner and was very disappointed. No greeting found a table which wasn't clean moved to another. Staff were going about their cleaning duties. All mops, buckets and cleaning equipment were behind the counter. Spray container on with the bar stuff.. The young man serving was very pleasant. My seafood chowder was very salty had to send it... More 

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Thank Shazza1511
LandingCaf, Owner at The Landing Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for taking out time and reviewing us. Sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your recent visit at our cafe. I cant believe what I am reading. I have been in this trade for almost 30 years. We do remember you coming in for early dinner on Sunday and ordering 2 Seafood Chowders, a bowl of Steak... More 

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74 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Location is everything, and in the case of The Landing Cafe, that couldn't be more accurate. If this cafe was anywhere else, I think it would struggle. It is all very average and priced on the high side. Seems they have a cornered market. Had lunch there, and while I will remember the scenery for years to come, the cafe... More 

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Thank TheBigTravelBoss
Auckland
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70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Delicious food and staff very friendly and attentive. Beautiful view of lake and people fishing and out swimming.

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Thank LisaBrickell
Guildford
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We ate here while on holiday. We spotted the specials on a board outside when stopping for an ice cream and were tempted to go back there to eat. What a good decision that was. The service was friendly and cheerful and the food delicious. I had trevally and my husband had lamb. Both were perfectly cooked. We returned the... More 

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2 Thank Lucy3Guildford
Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Off the beaten tourist track this gem was a delightful part of our tour of the area. Recommended by Elite Limosines are part of our day tour of Rotorua. Lovely drive there and back. Easy parking. The food was generous and tasty.

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Thank LizzieSmiles
Rotorua, New Zealand
Level Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Not in the way you might think, My husband and I, go out to Tarawera to have a drink and score th eboats being launched and landed, quite a fun thing to watch. This time I was the entertainment, in that I tripped and fell. The staff where wonderful in their care and attention for me. I can say no... More 

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Thank alison s
Hamilton
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33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We went for an evening meal. My mushroom soup was tasteless and watery and I sent it back and ordered pate to replace it which was okay but not tasty. My husband's fish, chips and salad was unmemorable and considering the price was not good value. The service was not professional but okay and when paying, they did not charge... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
New Zealand, Pizza, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-362 8502

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?