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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb” (35 reviews)
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
“spring rolls” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thanks for the wonderful dinner last night. My beef was amazing and service exceptional. Four of us had a great night and all enjoyed our meals. The $20 main special for June is great value with the same quality food . Well done Station Cafe

Thank Erryn D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful range of home-baked foods at reasonable prices. Fantastic service from friendly staff & lovely warm premises with welcoming woodburner. Have visited on several occasions & can't wait to go back again.

Thank lenice2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the Station at 12.40 to buy 2 takeaway hot drinks, one coffee and one hot chocolate, I ended up leaving at 1.10. The Station had approximately 15 people in there and the majority of them were already eating. The food looked lovely but...More

Thank Pam S
Warren F, Owner at The Station Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, Im sorry this happened to you, I will check to see what was happening, it sounds way too long to serve to drinks. Thank you for making the time to respond as this is very useful for us. Please email me as i would...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

Fantastic food and service but you need to book ahead. Cosy atmosphere and friendly service. I would highly recommend - and I don't recommend too many restaurants. The food suited a meat eater and a non meat eater (me). Well done National Park, highlight of...More

Thank kathym1242
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We had dinner here during a hiking weekend in the Park. We were intrigued by the positive feedback we read on the restaurant and were not disappointed at all! The place is welcoming and cozy, the food is excellent and the staff professional and friendly....More

Thank Stefania P
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Great coffee and choice of cakes. Meals look great too. Ended up here after no service at chateau. The chateau did us a favour. Try it. You will like it.

Thank mark c
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We stayed three of nights in National Park Village to hike the Tongariro Crossing and surrounding area, and were recommended to try the Station Cafe and Restaurant. Located in the station building next to the Auckland-Wellington railway, the restaurant layout and décor (lots of wood)...More

Thank unbakedalaska
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We've been coming here for a few years now for dinners and the odd coffee. The current owners have managed to find great staff who really add to the friendly atmosphere. They have also achieved a pretty even dining experience over the years. The restaurant...More

Thank Caro S
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We had a lovely lunch on a cold and wet day. Venue cosy and friendly, food was delcous with generous portions. Well worth returning!

Thank vicki_morkel
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Super slow service and unapologetic staff. The kind of place that can only exist when there's no competition.

Thank Jaime L
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Breen S
Hi Guys - do you have gluten free options?
11 September 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Absolutely, our dished are made from fresh ingredients and if we do have a sauce matched that is not suitable we can change it for you.
Hi, I'm looking to visit Okunoshima on 29th December and was wondering if the ferry service closes during that time?
6 February 2015|
Response from Stationcafe | Property representative |
Hi, We are located in Tongariro National Park New Zealand, we have no ferry services here. Regards Warren
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  National Park Village
  • Phone Number: +64 7-892 2881
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