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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
“sunday roast” (12 reviews)
“lamb rack” (11 reviews)
“sirloin” (7 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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1 - 10 of 466 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We often come for lunch or coffee the food is very good but it's years since it had a revamp and it's very tired Amazing what a coat of paint does The waitress needs a lesson in wiping the tables also Not a good look...More

Thank Lynda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were there for afternoon tea and dinner. On both visits we had very friendly service also to our little boy, bringing him heaps of things to do. He didn't want to leave. Fantastic selection of cakes in the afternoon and great coffee. Great meals...More

Thank merc859
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at The Station Cafe as both the InterCity bus (Wellington/Auckland) and the train (also Wellington/Auckland) were about to depart and found the Cafe to be comfortable and warm with a nice fire going. The food was lovely and promptly served by outstanding staff....More

Thank CliveJohn1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So glad that we decided to stop here. It is a lovely building and the food was great. With our coffee we had brownies and old fashioned cheese cake (no cheese involved it is puff pastry) and cake previously known as Queen's cake. I became...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here several times and always make an excuse to call in whenever I can, there's no wonder this restaurant rates so highly, just a very cool place with exceptional food, coffee, staff and ambience, planning my next visit now.

Thank Greybeard2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cold day, lots of people, trains for the fans. Service was very good; food was excellent but a bit of a wait (it was busy). Really cosy with two fireplaces (only one going...would have been warmer with both). Morning tea, lunch options are wonderful and...More

Thank Kinuck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had 2 x toasted sandwiches with bacon, tomato and avocado with regular coffee and a few afgaan cookies for just $25. What else can you expect for a great breakfast. The staff were lovely and the food was good. The basics were met with...More

1  Thank Emily S
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We ate here with our family of 5. The service was excellent and the food was really good. I had the salmon and it was amazingly good. The boys had the sirloin steak, they ordered it medium and it came out medium well. The owner...More

Thank chrissyhabermann
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Went there for dinner, service was very long even if the restaurant wasn't busy. The chef was in cruise mode not showing any concern about the time he was taking to prepare the food. My partner had the chicken, the meat was dry and the...More

Thank Chloe L
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Glorious day with fantastic views of Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe, and we thoroughly enjoyed light lunch in the converted station. Lots of passing trade, nice ambience (and the train line still in use, as one thundered past while we were eating). Good range of food, pleasant...More

Thank Kathryn M
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Questions & Answers
Breen S
11 September 2015|
AnswerShow 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.
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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
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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