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European, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re so glad we found this place! The food was absolutely amazing. Beautiful handmade pasta and a steak cooked to perfection. The desserts were a delightful way to finish with a Turkish coffee on the side. Great selection of wines and beers too. Roland and...Mufide were wonderful hosts and it’s great to see people who take such pride in their work which shows in their food and hospitality. We will definitely be back next time we are in the area….looking forward to it already!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Warm welcoming owners. Fabulous meal and worth checking out this spot which is slightly off the beaten track! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 April 2021

We stopped in after biking the rail trail and even though they were extremely busy they still found us a seat and made us comfortable. The food was through the roof amazing and the atmosphere made you feel like you were eating surrounded by family....Very welcoming.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 24 April 2021 via mobile

It’s very special restaurant in Waihi. Mediterranean interior look, great fusion modern food, hospitable service and hard working owner couple. You deserve more day offs!

Date of visit: March 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

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

Reviewed 22 April 2021 via mobile

Had lunch at Down Thyme today and had the best meal ever. Mufide and Roland were so lovely and accommodating. They were so nice and amazing cooks, would 100% go back again and highly recommend to anyone. Great for family’s and a great selection of...food. A member of our group had an allergy and they were easily able to cater for them, providing a great meal that they were able to eat. The food tasted amazing and fantastic service. 👍👍👍More

Date of visit: April 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thank you for your comment and rating Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 22 April 2021

These two are amazing, food and service was excellent! Bravo. Group of 7, great food recommendations. I cannot overstate just how good our meals were! Catered to the kids too. I might need to shift towns so I am closer.

Date of visit: April 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thank you for your comment we do appreciate them Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 18 April 2021

Great home cooked delicious food! A highlight was the kids meals being ‘real food’ and for the first time out for dinner they are the lot!! Service was 100% and you could tell they have a passion for food and service. We will definitely be...back!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thank you for your rating and comment Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 18 April 2021 via mobile

Good, honest, decent food and lovely people too. They clearly have high standards. Recommend a visit.

Date of visit: April 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thank you for your comment Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 3 April 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is 10 out of 10. We have eaten at many restaurants in our years of travels and this honestly is up there with the best . The food was fresh and a fantastic taste sensation. The Licorice Ice Cream is like no desert...We have ever had , incredible.Highly recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thanks for your rating we are very happy for your comment Chefette and Chef

Reviewed 25 March 2021

Baked cheesecake was so light and delicious. The apple cake was warm and fruity. Both home made. Coffee was good. Very friendly hosts. We will return.

Date of visit: March 2021
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ChefRoland, Owner at Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2021

thank you for your comment Chefette andChef

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Down Thyme Restaurant & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5