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Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner
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European, New Zealand, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just had the most delicious lunch. The Moroccan shush was filled with flavour as was the pasta of the day. My only downfall was we omitted to order garlic bread to soak up the pasta sauce that was to die for. The wine choice...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank carlenebeach
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

thank you for your comments, they are what we advertise .serving passion, not only in flavors in our food but also with attentive service and relaxing and peaceful ambiance. we are looking forward to see you to try our dinner menu at Down Thyme Restaurant....More

Reviewed 4 days ago

My Partner is diabetic. We checked the online menu and it looked good. Made a booking for valentines day. Arrived only to find there was a set menu. This was not on website, nor were we told when we made a booking. Upon arrival we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stillhungry2019
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm sorry that you feel like this on the night as it was a special set menu and you had the platter for 2 and you where offered to take away the dessert that was part of your choice menu. Regarding the service you had...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We recommended this restaurant. Good quality with home made food if you’re in this region is the best restaurant!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carolina R
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

thank you for your comment it is very much appreciated Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful meal we had here on Friday evening following our cycle of the Hauraki rail trail. The dishes were freshly cooked and beautifully served, we had the lamb and lamb/chicken shish, following the Turkish bread and dips. Ask for the home made bacclava...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GSET36
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your Comment we do appreciate them when our customers take the time to Comment Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A discovery en route from Touranga to Auckland, slightly off the beaten track, is this restaurant run By a German chef and his Turkish wife. Interesting menu and amazing fish....

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Anne M
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you for your comment and we are happy you found us . Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The meat on the mixed shish was divine, the sauces and hummus were excellent and went well with the meats (this was all made in-house). The serving size was a bit smaller than I expected for $30 but once finished we couldn't fault the quality...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Guide828580
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great comments .we are all about flavor and quality of product, being it food or service, and we love to hear back from our customers . Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a delight ! We’ve eaten at Down Thyme twice this week and all of our meals have been exquisite! You can taste the experience that 30-40 years cooking brings to the delicate but beautiful flavours. For example, their home blended Ras El Hanout for...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BeefyNZ
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments and opinion about our cuisine .We are delighted to have this comments from someone who knows and appreciates the real flavors of our cuisine. We look forward to your return . Kind regards Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Roland and Mufide are consummate chefs and have a deep understanding of quality food presentation. They have both been in the hospitality industry for years and h bring an unsurpassed professionalism to their offerings. The restaurant has been revitalized with an even more Mediterranean feel...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Edrick8741
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you very much Edrick great to have you and fam. back and we love to talk FOOD with someone who have the same passion as we . We love the new ambiance and menu ,myself love to work with new spices and flavors authentic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’m so happy I found this place! Best cafe/restaurant in Waihi I my opinion. Great, fresh, flavoursome fish and vegetables Best tasting salad ever (is it a German spice??) Very friendly service Will be back for sure!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank NinaNDK
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comment we do very much appreciate you taking the time to let us and other travelers know who we are and what we do. we are looking forward to have you back on your next visit. Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious fresh and tasty food. Went for lunch and all meals were well presented and good value. Definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank piopiogirl
ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thank you for your comment much appreciated. Chefette and Chef

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