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Waimea Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-293 4240
09:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Awesome pizza, wonderful cocktails great atmosphere an altogether excellent experience! Completely yum!

Thank tuckeyorg
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a find. Beautiful location.Great food and to top it all we got vip treatment from the charming Lawrence. .....a gentleman. We.ll be back soon ☺

Thank Patrick D
Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We headed down for a date night while the in laws kindly looked after our kids at their bach. We were promptly seated at an upstairs table in the upstairs echo room and then we waited... And waited... After 25 mins we headed downstairs and asked for a menu. Taking these back upstairs a waiter appeared and apologised for forgetting... More 

Thank Kiwi_iwiK
Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beauty this place is! It has the feeling of visiting your favorite grandparent who lived in a beach house, who could cook amazing dishes. The service is so amazing! Honestly amazed, somehow they make you feel at home and treated with special attention. The drinks are over and beyond what is expected to match the food. The sea... More 

Thank bretttrilford
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A long-awaited try of Waimea, havung read great reviews, did not disappoint. Blair and Abraham looked after us well. I will be back!

Thank Isabella C C
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped at a free camping site in the beach car park this place was the icing on the cake ! Fab service fab staff ( there evening of 15th Feb) pizza was lovely thin crust well cooked great local wine - to top it all stunning sunset - life doesn't gat better thank you

Thank gaynor j
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122 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 20 booked the enclosed balcony upstairs for our dinner. The acoustics are very bad and we couldn't hear ourselves talk. Service was quite slow, but understandable with such a large group. The food was ok, but not outstanding, and overpriced in our opinion. Photo - Beetroot risotto

Thank Fiona B
Ohope, New Zealand
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived with friends and the lovely French lady gave us excellent service and the food was excellent and well presented with prompt service.The downfall of this restaurant is the fact that they charged us a surchgarge of 15% !!! because it was a long weekend ??? Along with that was the horrendous price for a bottle of Clear View... More 

Thank WaipunaOhau
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with a large group for brunch, and when my meal came out i remembered I forgot to ask for my poached eggs to be well done (I can't stand runny egg) So i asked if they could put them on for a bit longer. They asked me to cut the eggs to see how cooked they were, but I... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Made the trip from Wellington, it was well worth it! I had the mushroom risotto, it was a special recommended by the waitress, it was delicious. It was a lovely outing near the beach, I couldn't fault the food or the service. Nothing like being greeted with a smile. Highly recommend.

Thank Cozaboza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-293 4240
Absolute beach front location, sunsets, live music, range of authentic Sicilian-style pizza to fine-dining quality food, well groomed wine list, NZ craft beers on tap including our very own Sacred Water Pilsner and Waimea Ginger Beer. Relaxed friendly environment with good times for all. We would love to have you in.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
over a year ago
Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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