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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

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31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8980
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
“sundae” (4 reviews)
“duck breast” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A small restaurant in a small town but good menu, extensive wine selection and excellent home made desserts. Service is very attentive and personal.

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ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your comment we do appreciate them look forward to see you again sometimes your in the area

Reviewed 5 days ago

This cafe serves western food and ice cream. The owners are of turkish origins and their food are Halal. I had a prime beef burger and white choc ice cream and it was delicious. The owner and chef treated me graciously. Its an excellent choice...More

Thank Hisham H
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind comments we hope NZ treats you well on your holiday.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner without making a reservation. We were lucky to get a table and enjoyed a beautiful dinner here. But what made it extra special was how friendly the staff are. They were also able to cater for my gluten free requirements. A...More

Thank 549bretth
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thank you for your comments .it is what Hospitality should be all about but is so often forgotten .Chef and chefette

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a family dinner on a weekend away at Waihi Beach. The restaurant itself felt very welcoming and homely and the wonderful couple running the restaurant were so lovely. I had the seafood risotto, which was OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious! Highly recommend....More

Thank VanessaN17
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your comments the lovely couple;e is Mufide and Roland and we are looking forward to your visit next time you are down here

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ordered the steak, vegetarian omelette and the handcut chips to share. The flavour of all our dishes was rich with homemade flavour. The chips were nice and crunchy and I absolutely loved the omelette. We also ordered dessert to try out...More

Thank Kristen T
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

thank you very much for your lovely comments and Mufide and I are looking forward to host you again soon.Chef Roland

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A couple of days away to ride the Hauraki Rail trail from Waihi to Paeroa and back. Got back to Waihi tired and all I wanted was a cold beer. Expectations were low but we took one of our motel owners recommendations and tried Waitete...More

Thank Rob B
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments we always do our best to give great service and food to our customers and your comments a very much appreciated Thank you Mufide your hostess and Roland your Chef. look forward to your return for a cold beer.

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went for Christmas dinner. Everything done to accommodate us and an elderly mother and we were charmed by the owners, but the food was not special and vegetables very disappointing! Creme Brûlée had no 'Brûlée".More

Thank Sunnypng
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2018

Hello don't know what to say really to this comment after nearly a 3 month respond time what happened in the main time? why wait ? why not tell us on the day ??? anytime you come past let me know and Lunch is on...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Just wanted to say that our dining experience last night was the best we've had in the country. We showed up rather late on a Sunday evening and picked an outdoor table with a view of the hills. Entree, main, and desert were all first...More

Thank Crystal B
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Hi Crystal Thank you for your Comments It s also very interesting to meet awesome customers from all corners of the world that's what makes our work interesting and I can second the cappuccino. we had a great night and maybe we will get to...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

It was our first evening in NZ. We arrived unnoticed with 11 people. Iwner and his wife were so friendly. The food was amazing and the wines outstanding. After dinner, Roland and his wife joined us and we had a very nice and joyful remaining...More

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ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you very much for your Comments and we also enjoyed the evening with the international group and hope we see you again in the future Roland Chef and Mufide Front of House

Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Despite arriving only twenty minutes before closing time, my boyfriend and I were received with the utmost kindness and care. I had gotten severely sunburnt after a long day of fishing and the owner actually lent me some after sun spray as all the pharmacies...More

Thank Sophia A
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you for your kind comments they are much appreciated and Im glad the after sun helped .Also thank you for bringing back some of your friends today for lunch look forward to have you visiting again.Chef Roland and Maitre D Mufide.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8980
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