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Roselands Waitomo Caves

579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7611
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“casserole” (9 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
“salads” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Barbecue, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 27 from Wellington and did one of the Waitomo Cave Adventures. I booked at Roselands for dinner. We did get there when it was dark so unfortunate that we didn't get to see the surroundings. Roselands is a great setup...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate the time you took to write us this wonderful review. If you're ever up this way again with your group, try a lunch time visit and some clay bird shooting, I think it'd be right up their alley. It was great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife on a mistery tour as part of a birthday treat and we stayed in the cosy Roselands cottage, enjoyed a lovely BBQ lunch and dinner and wines at very reasonable cost. Being out in the country side and up the hill...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! We appreciate the time you took to write it. Here at Roselands we take pride in offering excellent customer service and quality food. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your time here. Waitomo is certainly a great place...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Roselands to camp overnight for free in their car park in order to see Waitomo glow worm caves, and whilst we were there we popped in to sample the $10 all you can eat casserole, potatoes and rice. We had 2 helpings each,...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We appreciate the time you took to write it. Glad you enjoyed your stay here and we hope you made the most of the free WiFi! Roselands likes to make you feel welcome, like you're a part of the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to this restaurant for lunch on our day tour to visit Waitomo Caves and a Kiwi Sanctuary. Our tour guide wanted us to experience a NZ BBQ lunch. I cannot make any comments as to the Farm Park itself, but it's a...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you, we appreciate you going out of your way to leave us a lovely review! At Roselands we take pride in the quality of our food, and advertise it as country fare, so you hit the nail on the head with your review. Simple,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Waitomo to see some glowworms and intending to pay $75pp for the Spellbound tour only, after arriving at our hostel (Juno Hall), we were recommended Roselands - $10 all you can eat buffet which was superb (proper steak casserole, roasties and rice),...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you! We appreciate the time you took to write us this wonderful review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the beef casserole dinner. We use locally farmed beef of export quality for Roselands BBQ buffet steak. We hand-trim each portion so we use the left...More

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Good selection at the buffet style restaurant. All the food was good, and I especially liked the potatoes.More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate you taking the time to write us one. Roselands roasties on our buffets get alot of great comments. We add seasoning to them right before they come out of the kitchen. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, the owner Ben is very friendly and helpful. We did the clay bird shooting which was awesome and then went back for dinner the next night. Very warm and welcoming placeMore

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this great review, we really appreciate it! Glad to hear you had fun with the clay bird shooting, something that doesn't necessarily need to be pre booked and is cheap, quick and easy to do. Roselands...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ate here while in Waitomo. You get a buffet style lunch with a grilled meat selection. Was pricey for what you get at $36 NZD/pp. After we ate we found a 50% coupon on bookme and feel it would be a much better meal at...More

Thank Jake K
RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you took to write it. We are sorry you felt the menu was pricey. Roselands BBQ + Buffet consists of a premium meat portion cooked on the BBQ, home-made salads to compliment the meat with sauces,...More

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great bbq lunch (with 1 choice of either steak, chicken, fish or mussels) with staple and salad buffet and homemade carrot cake and cookies. Also inclusive of fruits and coffee/ tea. Yummy steak. Had our food outside in front of the garden. Great natural ambiance...More

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate the time you took to write it. Glad you enjoyed our steak which is locally farmed and export quality. We are proud that Roselands Restaurant is Halal certified. Most of our customers are from overseas so it's great...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing value.great stew all you can eat for $10 and cheep wine/beer really friendly and free parking for our camper van. Toliet clean and free Wi-FiMore

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RoselandsWaitomo, Owner at Roselands Waitomo Caves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us one. Glad to hear you made use of the facilities and free WiFi on your stay and enjoyed the meal and prices. Roselands offers all this because we understand how expensive...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 7611
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Description
Roselands is New Zealand's first Qualmarked restaurant visitor experience. Roselands offers premium meat portions cooked on the BBQ just how you like it with a buffet of fresh home-made salads, sauces, bread and rice. A dessert buffet of home-made traditional New Zealand cookies and our ever popular carrot cake are available afterwards with tea and coffee. Roselands can accommodate anywhere from 1-300 persons in one sitting. Specialising in large group catering but walk-ins are most welcome. Offering fast and efficient service is our goal. You are able to begin your meal as soon as you walk in, or you can enjoy the experience of the BBQ with the BBQ chefs and interact with them as they cook your meat order. Roselands provides a genuinely New Zealand BBQ experience in a little slice of New Zealand paradise. Surrounded by nature and farm land Roselands is something that little bit different for a unique dining experience. Get back to nature while you are here and enjoy exploring the bush paths and award-winning gardens. Plenty of bird watching opportunities or get up-close and pet the friendly farm animals.