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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
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had heard great things so chose this to celebrate family birthday. Good children's menu with above average food, but the fish dinner two of our party chose was disappointing. The accompaniments were dry and the dish lacked cohesion. Would I go back? No. Service was also very slow.

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Thank Katieclem46
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived and was seated we knew we were in for a treat. The surrounding made it feel like such a private and secluded place which is what I like. It would be the last place to expect such a restaurant. The service was genuinely pretty consistent with our drink orders taking place moments upon sitting and... More 

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Thank Edwin V
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A group of friends recently enjoyed a light pizza lunch with fries and coffee. The food was perfectly presented and tasty. Staff were very attentive. We loved the outdoor dining including a stroll around the vegetable and herb gardens. Very family friendly as well. We will be back in winter to sit indoors in the cosy looking indoor seating areas.

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Thank Frances M
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87 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Our 8 year old played in the playground provided as we sat in the outdoor dining area. As it got dark we had a string of lights among trees to brighten our table. We produce grown on site and locally sourced ingredients, the chef created magic in the blend of flavours Every bite was devine.... More 

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Thank Jo B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We eat here often if we want to go out for a meal... the food is absolutely delicious! Honestly can't say enough about it... fresh, flavourful, innovative and so on. The surrounding scenery is lovely and even the big room has a fire in it to keep you warm in winter. We do often find the staff to be a... More 

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Thank Hydeane
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Owharoa Falls are just down the road and we stopped in for a quick lunch which exceeded our expectations. Food was tasty and great little location including lots of outside seating areas. Other food leaving the kitchen also looked fantastic, we will be back.

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Thank MandP6967
Thames, New Zealand
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch on Saturday at this beautiful place. Set back from the road up a fairly steep track but well worth a visit. Quiet, peaceful, towering trees and gentle breeze. Friendly helpful staff and exquisite food. The flavours linger long after you have eaten. A wonderful vegetable garden which put mine to shame. Highly recommended.

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Thank estelle_cashmore
Littleton, Colorado
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114 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed stopping in at the falls retreat for lunch. They had a neat open air kitchen and a very nice dining room. I would recommend the pizzas, which they can do with gluten free crust, and like everywhere else in NZ their fries were amazing.

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Thank MattR224
Rotorua, New Zealand
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to a birthday party here at 2 pm on a Sunday. What a pleasant surprise. We started with finger foods which were new taste sensations. This was followed by a large range of thin crusted pizzas which would be among the best I have ever eaten. This was followed by a very ordinary desert and good coffee. Service... More 

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Thank John5518
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

So there you are, miles from nowhere flogging along the rail trail on an unfamiliar bike, dying for a coffee and then you stumble across this oasis of fabulousness. The coffee was great and the menu looked fab so we returned for dinner two days later. The restaurant is set in woodlands with its own kitchen garden. Great pizza and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
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?