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$9 - $69
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 20 February 2024

Absolute top notch food! It was the last place open in our area and the food came out within 15 mins. Good atmosphere and we had a very friendly server. 5 stars!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 February 2024 via mobile

Lovely setting, great food, family owned and run. The Middle is very popular with locals. Pizzas are exceptional and they do a superb goat curry !! Also lovely vegetarian options.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 January 2024 via mobile

I love this place. We visit often, -at least twice a month. The owners are lovely. They often know what we want before we even order. The chef is superb. I vary between pizza and cury, -either is consistently good.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 August 2023 via mobile

A great place that’s family ran with such reliable food. We have dined here many times now enjoying both the pizzas and the curries. Great to have beers on tap too. It’s so good to the the improvements over the years from the original Stefanos....Keep up the fabulous efforts. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

Lovely environment and gracious hostess. The food was divine. I had one of the best lamb shanks I have ever had. Had my taste buds smiling in delicious delight. My husband had the Malaysian Beef curry and found it to be amazing as well. Compliments...to the chef we will definitely return. Very reasonable prices for high quality food.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 July 2023 via mobile

Very solid effort. Good burger and beef curry is strong. Cheesy garlic bread is great. They also sometimes do deliveries.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023 via mobile

This is a great little family run restaurant. A real hidden gem, ā great selection of the standards plus pizza and curries, great wine selection and beers on tap. For waiheke very affordable prices. The quality of pizza is just as good as it ever...was in the previous incarnation as Stefano's. Recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

We had a lovely family dinner here with really wonderful service. The meals were delicious and very generously sized. We will definitely be back :)

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023

We have been coming to Waiheke for years and have seen the food prices go up and up! We were really pleased to come across this amazing place with great food at good prices. The restaurant is nicely laid out and the food portions were...really generous and tasted amazing! My husband loved the ribs and the curry I had was one of the best I have had in years. The pizzas people were having looked great and everything was really fresh. We will certainly be back, thanks for a lovely meal.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 January 2023 via mobile

I liked the rough design in the restaurant. Nice garden where you also can sit. The food was very tasty and the service was also good. Really recommend!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 15 January 2023

This appears to be a family-run restaurant. The service was great and the food was excellent. The veggie curry and the chicken tikka pizza were particularly good. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Amazing and impressive as always, the food was cooked and presented perfectly!!! We enjoyed the family atmosphere and the welcoming service by the lovely lady and her little daughter. The Middle is very well priced and highly recommended and we will definitely be back!! Thank...youMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 February 2022

We were a little skeptical based on past reviews but thought we would give it a go. It was the best decision we made. What a lovely atmosphere. From the welcoming smile of the hostess and her little daughter to the service and food itself,...we could not have asked for better. We had the chicken pizza, ribs and sirloin steak....all cooked beautiful and the portions were huge. Couldn't finish pizza or ribs so had a doggie bag for later. We also couldn't fit in their amazing deserts but they looked amazing.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2021

The Middle Restaurant was a short stroll from our accommodation and recommended to us - we were not disappointed! My steak was cooked to perfection and vegetables (LOTS of them!) were simply delicious. My husband chose a Lamb Shank and was a very happy man...- not a word while eating; a sure sign that a meal is top notch! We went back the next night to try the Pizza and it was also superb. The other clientele were of mixed ages, couples and families and the menu covered a range of tastes. Thank you for a memorable meal!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 23 February 2021

We arrived very late for lunch, and there was a function due to start shortly at the Middle. Despite this, we were cheerfully shown to an outdoor table, and our order was rushed through so we could eat. The staff were absolutely lovely, and the...food was delicious. We had a range of dishes, and everyone was very happy. Quite possibly the best meal we had on Waiheke on this trip. The restaurant is a bit öff the beaten track in Surfdale, but well worth venturing to. We will certainly visit again. Try the Margaritas: they are delicious.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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THE MIDDLE RESTAURANT & BAR, Waiheke Island - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Middle Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5