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Locally owned and operated restaurant. Family friendly. Open all year round seven days a week.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
New Zealand
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews risotto lamb sundae kumara mash tapas pizza salad bread small plates great meal fish of the day friendly service cold night both nights lovely atmosphere saturday night kids menu
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Reviewed 8 March 2024

Had a number of small plates tapas style. All were excellent and very fresh and tasty. The cocktails and dessert were excellent also. Service was great. We will be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 6 March 2024

Night out with friends 👍 Had the salmon - so delicious and the Snickers dessert was very yummy. Definitely recommend. I’ll certainly be back.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 24 February 2024

Great beer and chips. Stop there. Venison stew on Yorkshire pudding was cold and obviously microwaved and made the Yorkshire tough. Not value for money even if staff were cheerful. You need value for money now guys.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

We thought the service from all of the staff was great. We felt welcomed right from the moment we turned up. We thought that the food was exceptional. We shared an entree, had lamb and beef plus finished off with desserts.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 January 2024 via mobile

Great atmosphere. The service was excellent. Food very nice loved the pumpkin peanut puree and the roast veggies were fab but the pork belly was a little dry. Husbands mushroom risotto was very nice. Would go back and try the tapas as they looked really...good.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 5 January 2024

Disappointing meal. Two members in the group had cold vegetables. Mose concerning was for the ceoliac disease sufferer in the party. I booked ahead of time and notified that my daughter has ceoliac disease. Upon arrival we consulted the menu and discussed options with our...waitress. She pointed out everything marked GF on the menu was safe. I noted the fries were GF... great we thought, seperate fryer. We were advised no separate fryer. Under the kids food were meatballs and spaghetti, GF it noted. I was informed that the meatballs were no longer GF as they had changed supplier but not the menu. We settled on steak, roast potatoes and broccolini. This was served with gravy in separate jug. I sought clarification from the waitress that the gravy was GF. She went to the kitchen to ask. Then the waitress and another woman rushed to the table and shouted at our daughter to stop eating as the food wasn't safe and was cross contaminated. The broccolini I believe they said had been cooked in pasta water. They removed her meal. They prepared another meal for our daughter which she ate sometime later alone as we had all finished. A concerning number of issues here, despite many many times reiterating ceoliac disease.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Leah Stuckey, Owner at The Cyprus Tree, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2024

I totally agree we failed your daughter. We did not set out to make her or your evening the massive disappointment that it was and we are very sorry. I don’t want to come across as making excuses. But I do believe you deserve an...More

Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

Delicious meal, great atmosphere , efficient friendly staff. Great for a meal out with family or friends. Not intimate .

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

I had came by for dinner and they were quite busy. I was lucky enough to get a table without booking this time as they were full the other time I tried. They have a range of drinks and food. Instead of grabbing a main,...I ended up trying three different tapas-style starters to be able to try more items on the menu. What really got my attention was the Yorkshire pudding with venison and tarragon stew. I also went with the pork ribs and the fried chicken. The venison stew was really nice. The Yorkshire pudding wasn't as crispy as I like but it was nice with the stew. The fried chicken was also quite nice. The ribs were ok but I did like the onion rings on top. I ended the meal with the coconut tapioca pudding, which was nice even though it was topped with passion fruit and pea tendrils. the pineapple gel at the bottom was interesting since it was almost like a jelly but it did give an interesting flavour and a nice textural difference from the tapioca. It was a nice place for dinner. The menu was interesting and the ambience was nice. It is easy to see why they are usually packed. Booking is a must if you do want to eat there. They also have a parking lot around the back too.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

Without doubt some of the best food we’ve eaten, ever! The smoked brisket was delicious from beginning to end! And the chicken breast moist (excuse the m word) and perfectly seasoned. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. The decor is attractive, the staff friendly...and the drink selection better than the usual.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

Amazing and consistent. Always a great experience - perfect for families with great kids play areas but away from the main part of restaurant so not noisy for those with no kids - that’s us. Lovely owners. Highly recommend,

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023 via mobile

Breakfast was excellent, service was OK, bordering unfriendly and coffee was burnt. We visited for the food as had seen and heard good things and weren’t disappointed.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 27 August 2023

The small plates are innovative and delicious but we keep on going bank for the steak, OMG. Beautifully cooked and always so good. The atmosphere and service is outstanding too.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 14 August 2023

Absolutely loved it. Food delicious. Kids loved their meal and finished their plates. House wine👌🏻 beer 👌🏻 hands down best dinner out with the kids. They played happily. . We got to enjoy or drinks and dinner by the fire. Thank you to the staff...who made room for us on a busy night.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 July 2023

Honestly we were convinced to try this place by the fact that they had a kids play area, and would’ve been fine with average food. Instead we were blown away by some of the best gnocchi I’ve ever had and perfectly cooked crispy skinned salmon....Service was kind and friendly and they catered to my daughter’s allergies with minimal fuss. After several days of traveling and eating out it was so refreshing to have a kids menu that wasn’t just nuggets and chips. Kids loved their meatball pastas. Highly recommend this place for families. We loved everything about it.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 April 2023 via mobile

We showed up on an Friday night during school holidays with the place booked out...but we were well looked after with drinks outside and and with great communication a table was made available... super friendly, super welcoming and the quality of the food didn't discount...eitherMore

Date of visit: April 2023
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Hi, yes we allow dogs on the deck undercover. It is rather cold in winter though, but we do have an outdoor fire and heaters out there. Look forward to seeing you and you fur-baby.
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THE CYPRUS TREE, Ohakune - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, The Cyprus Tree offers takeaway services.

The Cyprus Tree is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4