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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

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Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My lovely wife and I called in here to escape from the rain and reconsider our plans for the next few days after the weather forecast made our planned four day tramp on the Tongariro Northern Circuit seem pretty undesirable. Service was very slow but...More

Thank eddymaya
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint little restaurant is just delightful. The service was excellent and the food even better. This was my third time visiting the establishment and each time I have not been disappointed. The portion sizes were generous and the flavour combinations worked well. I recommend...More

Thank Ross E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s actual a train station and a cafe at the same time. Good food throughout the day. It all feels like home made. Nothing too fancy and honest food. Don’t ask for anything but what’s written in the menu. The cappuccino is not really the...More

Thank Hendrik K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waitstaff was super. Forgot my wallet and they kindly let me leave and return! Thank you! Food was nice, bread platter the bomb!

Thank James P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After walking the Tongariro Crossing we had a wonderful meal at this restaurant. I had the fillet steak and it was perfectly cooked. My friend chose sirloin steak which was tough but to the credit of this restaurant, the waitress recognised that it wasn't cooked...More

Thank Lynette M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ghastly - uncooked afghan which disintegrated on the first bite; grey pumpkin soup, that tasted of nothing but pepper; raw lasagna; asked for ice for drink; got two chunks....there was nothing positive about this experience at all. We were hungry so we closed our eyes...More

Thank ToTravel2Live
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is good quality and well priced in a beautiful setting - especially if you are a train fanatic (the restaurant is the station "cafe" on the Auckland to Wellington scenic railway). We went on a Sunday which offered a particularly good value Sunday...More

1  Thank NRB20132013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No great but pretty good. As good as it gets in National Park. The coffee is no that good, however your in National Park and this is the best your going to get for now. Yes, they do meals and they are OK. Pastry /...More

Thank 123travelnow
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We ate dinner here while staying at the Chateau. First night the fillet steak was so good that we came again the next night. Second night was not nearly so good. Two goods trains stopped the first night, which was a bit of excitement. Staff...More

Thank Jo G
Reviewed 10 March 2018

This cafe has a long history and connection with NZ trains between Auckland Wellington. National Park Station where the cafe located is always one of the several traditional stops along the route, mid position between Auckland Wellington and a stop for passengers to go to...More

Thank santo t
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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