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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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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“sunday roast” (14 reviews)
“lamb” (37 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food average- a little bit try hard rather than original. Steak was well cooked. Service is pretty average waited ages for desserts and then told after a 30 minute wait that the cheesecake was off because “the cook had tried it and it tasted bad’.

Thank 941richardi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a superb lunch here - of Corn fritters and bacon. Great presentation, with a side salad; and topped with Sweet Chilli sauce - tantalizing! All served with a wonderful smile - and the coffee; with the marshmallows, was lovely.

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tucked away adjacent to the railway lines in National Park is the Station Café, we stopped off here on our way north. The fire was going to it was nice and cosy and the food which is made on site was truly delicious. I would...More

Thank Emma P
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Stopped in for a coffee, it was gooood , at $6.40 a cup it should be . The front of house staff could do with a little to warming up as with the unlit fire places

1  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

When I was last here at the end of 2017 I found this an excellent place , good service great pies and an excellent selection although some items looked better than they were however I was so impressed I knew I would not pass by...More

Thank OliverWellington
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I had dinner on Saturday night (August 18 2018).. Everywhere else was booked so this was our last resort. We were welcomed and seated as soon as we walked in. Nice clean, calm and not too loud atmosphere. Food was delicious, we...More

1  Thank IvyDuncan1315
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I came here for dinner after a day of snowboarding. We ordered the venison and the beef for our main courses. The meat was cooked perfectly (medium rare) and the venison was so tender. For dessert we had the sweet spring rolls...More

1  Thank KirstyB1264
Reviewed 1 August 2018

My husband had eaten here before and said it was good food. Unfortunately not on this day. It was cold outside and we both ordered a hot chocolate. They were both so lukewarm that we had to drink them immediately before they were stone cold....More

1  Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

This was our 4th and last attempt at getting dinner and there’s a reason no other restaurants had availability and the station cafe had plenty of tables. Whilst they made an excellent attempt at presentation, that’s where the good stuff finished. The arancni balls are...More

Thank rachellee122
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Came here with the family on a cold and wet Sunday night and enjoyed a great dinner. The kids food was actually good and not just the usual pizza. I had the venison stew (see picture) which was v tasty and great on a cold...More

2  Thank Pete Y
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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$23
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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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