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Waterford Cafe

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806 Pohangina Road | Raumai, Ashhurst 4884, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

Great coffee and delicious cherry slice in a cool garden. Easy to miss so watch for the signpost - I would have driven past but my wife's coffee-tuned eyes saw It amongst the trees. Bar and lunches looked good to remember for our next visit.

Thank dalfamnest
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

It took awhile to find this pub down the long country road, but the drive was worth it. Nice service, food was great the meal size was huge and It was nice and quite that I could talk to my friends. Would recommend and gladly go back.

Thank Wickwock2015
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

If you like your Guiness poured "Irish" style by an Irishman (Greg) or an Irishwoman (Mary) and you want a genuine Irish accent to go with it, the Waterford cafe in the Manawatu heartland near the headwaters of the Pohangina River is the ideal place to kick back and soak up the sunshine. Even better, stay for dinner and you... More 

1 Thank HobbyRep
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

We have loved coming to the Waterford Tavern for lunches over the years. Some 5-10 minutes driving from Ashurst the lovely garden atmosphere with bush and birds in abundance. Food is very good value for money and with Irish Beer on tap the Waterford is certainly a great place to find in a country setting

Thank aaraven
Whanganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2014

We stopped as a drive-by for a coffee and wondered if we were at the right place as it was hard to tell where to enter... however we followed the path and we were in! It is a quaint little 'Irish' bar and cafe right in the middle of nowhere. It will be especially 'pretty' in full spring blossom as... More 

Thank Kerry C
Feilding, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

We don't go here nearly enough. It's a great little pub in a lovely location in the countryside with views of the ranges and outside garden setting. Good food and service. I love the wedges for a great snack. We went also for the music we heard would be there as there are some good local Celtic musos around. Worth... More 

Thank Nuttykiwi
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

Very nice on a Friday evening - authentic New Zealand pub. Service is excellent and staff is very hospitable. Food is good value for money.

Thank 278Anne
Palmerston north
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2013

Food is very very average, I try to get something that is healthy and not fried or plastered with mayo. Couldn't make me a salad for some reason. The nice spot made up for the food.

2 Thank Fiona M
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

The Food quality and service was just awesome and the staff very friendly and helpful. It is in need of a bit of decoration but the overall warm atmosphere more than makes up for this. Parking is no issue and it’s easy to find just off the main road. The beer garden out the back is well done and a... More 

Thank Wheller151
Palmerston North
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2013

A short drive from Palmerston North, via Ashhurst, The Waterford is a bit of an institution in the area. It has a certain Irish beer in tap . The atmosphere is a combination of the hospitality of rural New Zealand with the humour and conviviality of Irish pubs half a world away.

Thank JohnW_Palmie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Irish, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Pohangina Road | Raumai, Ashhurst 4884, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ashhurst

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