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Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery

31 Orchard Road | Waitete Orchard, Waihi 3610, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8980
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“ice cream” (14 reviews)
“sundae” (3 reviews)
“duck breast” (2 reviews)
Closed
All hours
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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1 - 10 of 96 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed in Waihi for 4 nights and chose to eat here for our last night, and we definitely saved the best til last! Everything, from the decor and ambience, to the waitress and service, to the food and wine was pretty much perfect. We...More

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ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your kind and honest comments they are much appreciated as more and more people now find us true this kind of media. Mufide (service) and I love what we are doing that's why your experience in our place. we wish...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a quick meal after travelling most of the day. The motel that we were staying at suggested the Waitete. We were greeted by Mufide and enjoyed learning a little about her and the restaurant. Chef Roland came out to meet us as the...More

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

thank you for your comments we also did enjoy our evening with you Chef Roland and Maitre de Mufide Look forward to meet again.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a lovely meal and a lovely evening. The food was really wonderful, and the service was second to none. Mufide and Roland are charming and catered to our family's special needs beautifully (one coeliac and meals for the children). It was like being...More

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

Thank you Very Much for your great comments .It is very helpful as everybody looks at these kind of Media to decide where to go and where to eat .I and Mufide wish you a great time in NZ and it was a pleasure to...More

Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend. We had a delightful lunch yesterday with friends and a very fussy 3 year old gal. Roland and his staff went out of their way to accommodate her needs. Free marshmallows was a super treat for her. Super food, good prices, lovely outdoors....More

Thank suejaneb
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you very much for your comment and I am glad our little customer of the future was happy too.Chef and Mufide

Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner with friends from Auckland for dinner. What a fa your meal loved every bit of if such s surprise and will be a must revisit

Thank stinKiwi
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 November 2017

Thank you. Very Much appreciated Chef and Mufide.

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Brilliant food and service. Mixed dips starter was delicious. Stand out was the liquorice tower dessert. If you are near Waihi go here for a meal.

Thank mcxxjc
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for your comments ,very much appreciated Mufide and Roland

Reviewed 10 November 2017

My first experience, when step in very warm welcome then sit dawn just smell the cleaning and relaxing atmosphere, food was so fresh so tasty what else? You can tell chef passionate about cooking style. Hosting warmly and bubbly I really want to stay all...More

Thank mufidecetin
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2017

Thank you ,Chef really appreciates your comments.

Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We came here for the delicious ice creams and sorbets but ended up staying for dinner and dessert. Roland Straessle, German-born world chef, introduced quark to New Zealand back in the 70s. This place is the gold nugget we found in this gold-mining town...he cooks...More

Thank SophieFeiFei
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your comment . Much appreciated Chef

Reviewed 11 July 2017

My friend and I sat, late morning looking out to green rolling hills, eating fresh Tarakihi in a lemon butter sauce with a glass of Pinot Gris. Our wonderful chef, Roland, checked to see if everything was ok then told us a story of a...More

Thank Whakamarama
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Thank you for your comment very much appreciated Chef

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious (Taihiki fish, German meat loaf, sundae), the service was great (friendly and fast) and it is tucked away in a nice quiet little corner of Waihi. Highly recommend it.

Thank tkgia
ChefRoland, Owner at Waitete Restaurant, Cafe and Ice Creamery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

thank you for your comment .Chef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings
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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