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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

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23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We each chose a different dish, three meals were very good with one below average. The fresh fish was fresh but it was overcooked, the accompaniments were also strange -" baked beans " and flavours so strong they killed the fish. However the three other diners enjoyed their meals.

Thank Grandvisitor
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and helpful staff, big menu selection, but only had time for take away coffees. Noticed a licenced bar as well.

Thank selbydesign
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered for lunch the fish meal for $24.00. Really disappointed in the 2 x tiny 'fish finger' sized pieces of snapper that were placed at the top of the meal. I were expecting a nice fillet of snapper for the price of the meal!! Also the coffee sizes have reduced. Sad the new owner/s feel they have to charge more... More 

Thank Dianne S
Tauranga, New Zealand
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were the only ones to brave the shocking weather conditions this morning. Our coffees were delivered to our table nice & hot with our meals followed a few minutes later. The blueberry waffles were nicely presented, personally I would have preferred more maple syrup. There were two waffles so quite a large serving. Hubby had scrambled eggs on grainy... More 

Thank gksmith
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Porch blows away the local trade, great food, great staff and amazing coffee, live music on the weekend and a fully stocked bar, we love the flat breads and food counter! A must visit!

Thank Cossie777
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When offered a choice of eateries, always pick the one that is nearly full. We had a wonderful lunch at this place in downtown Waihi Beach. Flatbread plates were on the menu and were delicious. Crispy, almost filo pastry like, flatbreads that were topped with buttermilk soaked chicken and a tangy slaw. or falafels with avocado. Both were excellent. Taps... More 

Thank A A
Tauranga, New Zealand
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apart from the tasty food options the standout was the very reasonable pricing. Considerably lower cost than would be regarded as the norm. The food was tasty, the coffee was great and the service was just as good. It is licensed and offers an enticing selection of wine & beers. The Porch is well worth a taste!

Thank Chris T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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133 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a outdoor table for my wife's birthday dinner. We had our Katikati family with us for our first dinner at the Porch. We enjoyed excellent service, wonderful meals and a really enjoyable evening. The chefs present interesting taste fusions with the different meals we had. Our only disappointment was another couple having drinks adjacent to us were smokers.... More 

Thank karori12
Tauranga, New Zealand
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stopped in for lunch on our way thru Waihi to the beach. One of the bigger cafes in the town. I had a chicken noodle salad from the cabinet which was very refreshing and tasty. We have been before, good outdoor seating.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Gluten free, dairy free, vegan but not fun free Cool cafe, cool set up, friendly staff, big range of food, delicious coffee - could take or leave the food taste wise but it was filling. I always appreciate a home made hash brown (love) If I could give this place a 3.5 I would, much deserved. Easy location and 15%... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1330
The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?