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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

$$ - $$$Cafe, ,
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good37%
  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“curry” (6 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided on this place because we wanted the venison pie, which had got good reviews on tripadvisor. Sadly, even though it was on the online menu, it is no longer on the menu. Three people had the lamb, which they enjoyed, and I had...More

Thank ladybugsSydney
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while staying at the hotel. Nice change to the more formal dining room. Very small so bookings are essential. Good menu, lots of pub type choices. We had the burger and the venison pie both or which were fantastic. Good drinks list as...More

Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good dinner, great to have this cafe option within the hotel. Good for coffee in the morning. Great milkshakes.

Thank JMW2014
Reviewed 7 September 2018

We dropped in here after our visiting of the NP. The location is great, just by the road a few steps away form the visitor center. The food is excellent, but the service is not that good. The servers never picked up the plates we...More

Thank Tan Q
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The food was ok,but it was difficult to choose something that we liked,we wouldn't eat here again,sorry.

Thank stevegrimes73
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This place is great! Staff are super friendly, nice warm atmosphere, not a massive menu selection but enough to satisfy even a fussy vegetarian. Prices are pretty much what you’d expect for a destination location. The clincher though is their kids menu. For $15 they...More

Thank KyEva
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

I recently came and had the venison and stout pie. It was one of the best meals I’ve ever had! Although it was filing, I would have happily eaten a second one!

Thank GTV90
Reviewed 15 August 2018

This is a very nice eatery next to the Chateau Tongariro and it offers a varied menu and drinks. A nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We arrived at the Chateau very early and hungry so while we waited to be able to check in we had lunch. We both ordered the fish of the day (mine with potatoes and his with fries). We both really enjoyed our meal and the...More

Thank Mrs_Wgtn_Dickson
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Couldn’t get a booking in the main restaurant at the Chateau which was disappointing when you are staying there but the Pihanga fitted us in, I had a lovely meal which was reasonable priced. Waitress was really friendly.

Thank Karefeb73
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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