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Colenso Country Cafe

) #1 of 10 Restaurants in Tairua ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Cafe, , European
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
+64 7-866 3725
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (28 reviews)
“pie” (13 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
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Reviews (160)
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite food, lovely service and magnificent surroundings! Everything we tasted was soooo yummy: the breads, the crackers, the cheese, the meat, the coffee... Everything! Highly recommended!

Thank Steven P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We'd heard and read great things about Colenso but our lunch experience recently left us feeling rather underwhelmed. We received a luke warm greeting on arrival, there was zero atmosphere and on such an overcast, foggy day having the overhead heaters and lights on would...More

1  Thank Braveheart14
Reviewed 1 May 2017

we were very hungry after a morning at the hot water beach. My fussy daughter went for the lamb shank pie (superb) and I had the smoked salmon salad (absolutely pitch perfect) and my husband for the spinach pie (outstanding). The food was fresh and...More

Thank DaniWLP
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We visited this cool country cafe for an outing on a wet Autumn day and really enjoyed the setting and food. Lamb shank pies went down a treat and I had a leek and potato soup with artichoke and sorrel. Perfecto! Not cheap at $10...More

Thank 586shane
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

One of our favorite restaurants in New Zealand. We got around 3 pm on a very rainy day and they were super nice still letting us in for lunch, but do try to get there before than that. If you're anywhere near Coromandel then definitely...More

Thank fwynter
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch with friends. Lovely weather and beautiful grounds surrounded by fruit trees and other shady trees. Food was tasty and home made. Delicious. Chicken and Leek pie was great! Lovely side of plum sauce. Side salad a bit small but everything else...More

Thank delb0inz
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Colenso is a gem, the best cafe we visited in NZ. Wonderful cooking and baking that should be on bake off!

Thank adaLincolnshire
Reviewed 14 March 2017

On the road between Tairua and Whitiangha, this is a haven of a place. Nestled in gorgeous gardens it serves great food freshly made on the premises.there is also a great gift shop inside to browse lots of lovely things. Eat inside or out in...More

Thank Judy O
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We felt really lucky when we came across this restaurant, set amongst a lovely garden, whilst looking round the area. We partook in a very tasty salad to go with home made pies and were very happy with our meals. The shop was lovely to...More

Thank kazza154
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years and always had lovely friendly service. Something has changed. Today the corn fritter was burnt. Sponge cake was hard and dry. When we politely returned the sponge cake, we got a frosty response and rather than, would you...More

Thank MWRainbow
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tairua Whitianga Rd, Tairua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Tairua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-866 3725
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