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Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens

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1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
+64 4-526 6639
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Overview
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“scones” (7 reviews)
“fish chips” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to our favourite cafe in Upper Hutt for Mother’s Day...man they were busy, must have been over 100 people there. Started with a coffee which is always good. Lunch was beautiful. While eating we saw the high teas going into the area set up...More

1  Thank Kuzer2
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your support. Yes mothers day was rather busy. All celebrating our mums! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. - and the gardens do like the rain! We have to allow them a little! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I went here on a TreatMe voucher for Devonshire Scones. The whole experience was just.. Okay. The service was a little off. No acknowledgement when you wake when even though it wasn't overly busy. The girl almost seemed a little put out...More

Thank Joana A
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for reviewing. That is usually not the experience most customers have so I guess regrettably, everyone has an off day. Hope you give us a second try. The treatment vouchers were very good value at $9.50 for devonshire tea and garden access.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Simply wow! We are new to Upper Hutt & visited the cafe here for lunch a few weeks ago. The food was quite simply incredible, we will absolutely be visiting frequently in future. Very highly recommended for a visit to the gardens & an amazing...More

1  Thank Rick B
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We love seeing people again - it is becoming community. And welcome to Upper Hutt! A fabulous neck of the woods.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food what great. I had the Tarakihi fish and chips. Fish was fresh and well cooked.They also have a great range of local beers and wines. Service was very attentive and fast. Cafe has a lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend. well worth the drive from...More

1  Thank Dominic E
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We so appreciate you taking the time to review us. Yes a comfortable 35 min drive from Wellington to us. We are updating our wine and beer list regularly - which is great fun! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

About an hours drive from Welly city, it was beautiful to be greeted by the amazing Kaitoke scenery. We had the Devonshire Tea. After being seated and given our ‘tea menu’ we waited about 20mins for someone to come back and take our order. The...More

1  Thank Lisa A
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Lisa Thanks for coming and visiting. The weekend was a little mad as we had unexpected key staff down so I am sorry you had a wait. We do endeavour to be prompt and efficient but we had a few newbies. Glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

I have been for lunch, dinner and morning tea. The scones are wonderful and fresh and melt in your mouth. The lunch was nice. We tried going for dinners on Friday nights but found it a little too unorganised. Locals nights once a month on...More

Thank Sharon T
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi Sharon Thanks for reviewing us. Yes Friday nights was an experiment! But it was lovely to have you. We have a new till system and prices are correct on that but I believe are slightly different on our printed menus which are being updated....More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We had a Devonshire tea and then a wander in the garden. Food was great and the whole place is very relaxing. Well recommended.

Thank Darren B
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for reviewing us Darren. Hope to host you again. Belinda

Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Huge thank you to Craig, we had a fantastic time doing the Archery, beautiful setting in the gardens and Craig you made our outing so much fun, highly recommended, we also ate in the cafe, polite staff and well presented food, great day out, highly...More

1  Thank Michelle H
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for your review Michelle. Next time we'll see you for clay shooting? Cheers Belinda

Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

My friend and I went here for the cherry blossoms. At first we ate in the cafe which had great food and very reasonable pricing. The surrounding gardens were brilliant to walk around in and we had a mini pictorial and had lots of fun!...More

1  Thank micmicr
Belinda D, Manager at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks for reviewing us. Yes Cherry blossoms are great - will be out again in full splendour in September. Hope to see you again. Belinda

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you for the fantastic lunch you served! Everything was amazing...the staff was great...I purchased a book that your nephew wrote. Will enjoy looking at all the scenery! Janet and Dick Steenstra Canada

2  Thank Janet S
Belinda D, Owner at Aston Norwood Cafe, Functions & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thanks Janet and Dick for reviewing us. We truly enjoy having the cruise ship crowd in - everyone is so relaxed and friendly. Check Talman our on facebook too and you can follow his photography! It is pretty amazing. All the best.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1747 Main Road North | Kaitoke, Upper Hutt 5018, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Upper Hutt
  • Phone Number: +64 4-526 6639
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Description
We are a destination cafe at the base of the Rimutakas - the door to the Wairarapa. Open for coffee, brunch, lunch and functions on booking. We have two onsite function rooms for WEDDINGS and functions also. We can do high teas, devonshire teas, middle earth platters on arrangement and we also have clay shooting and archery onsite. We are situated on 14 acres of landscaped gardens - with the gorgeous cherry blossoms in bloom in spring. A garden day pass is $5 to help maintain this local treasure. We look forward to hosting you. Open weekdays 9 - 4 or 5 pm or weekends 8-5 pm Friday nights. Outside these hours by bookings only. Locals nights 2nd Sunday of each month.
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