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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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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Chateau beef burger was delicious and the staff was very friendly. After trekking, we felt comfortable here. Will be back.

Thank 종윤 이
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here twice during our stay, only down side is the decor it does not do justice to the friendly happy staff or the food, needs to be a little less Beige feeling. Apart from that great food little on the high side but...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Excellent meals and service for pre and post tongariro crossing just what we needed with great kids meals, excellent service and nice relaxed atmosphere for people who don't want to have to get dressed up.

Thank marlew
Reviewed 9 April 2018

This is a good option if you do not want to eat in the more formal (and expensive) Chateau main restaurant. The service was efficient and friendly and the menu offered quite a good range of "pub grub" style food. Reasonable selection of wines and...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Food: We had the pasta and the beetroot salad with kumara fries. Other than the pasta, the portions of the other two orders were pathetic. Service: It was slow and unfriendly Overall it was disappointing for this iconic location, wont go back there again.

Thank Sharron T
Reviewed 14 March 2018

A not so inexpensive alternative to the restaurant and buffet upstairs. The menu is expensive for what you get and limited, with few alternatives for those who do not eat meat. We did buy a veggie pizza for 28 NZD along with two milk shakes...More

Thank IN_Travelers47906
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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