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The Boatshed Karapiro

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Gluten Free Options
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 800 743 321
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“salmon” (2 reviews)
“waikato river” (3 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We took a Sunday Lunch group to this lovely venue last weekend. Group members have asked to return, which gives an indication of the great food & service we experienced. The views over the Waikato River were beautiful. Kate was extremely pleasant & easy to...More

1  Thank tgatastingtours
Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Attended a business function and enjoyed the meal, service and what an exceptional view. Perfect spot for a private function or event.

Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Enjoyed our work Christmas party here. A lovely location, and the food was good, too. Fantastic views of Lake Karapiro from the front of the restaurant.

Thank markdawsonsmith
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Popped in in the off chance on the way back from a walk along the Waikato river walk. As it was a nice sunny day we were surprised to get a table outside. The service was quick and polite. The food was good and tasty.

Thank Mrtynz
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We recently had a lunch for a large group all organised on- line. What helpful understanding staff. On the day nothing was too much trouble. All the staff were very helpful. The Boathouse has a beautiful outlook looking over the river, car parking close to...More

Thank shalliday0204
Reviewed 2 October 2017

nice place for have lunch on weekends with kids, lovely views of the lake, you can seat out if the weather allows you

Thank Magr05
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I went a few years ago ,and visited again on Sunday ,the interior has been beautifully done, shame the staff didn't match it . We order 4 drinks from waitress who told us she would try and remember them ?? 1 how chocolate 1 latte...More

Thank Equestrian E
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We were a group of about 20 and the Boatshed opened on a Sunday evening for us with a set menu of shared platters. Great selection of food, enough to feed any hungry man - and there were plenty of them. The salads were delicious...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Six of us for lunch. Great food and friendly lovely service. Only criticism I have is that there was no Sauvignon Blanc available by the glass. It would be my guess that Sav Blanc is probably the most popular white. Otherwise all good.

Thank TeAwamutuJones_s
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is our regular stop when travelling South or over to the MT amazing setting over looking lake Karapiro its peaceful have loads of parking amazing staff, food, coffee just right and the cake presented with a bit of yogurt - Loved it.

Thank rk48
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +64 800 743 321
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CAFE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS BREAK UNTIL LATE JANUARY Relax and Enjoy Delicious Food Coffee & Drink at the Boatshed Cafe & Venue overlooking Lake Karapiro... CAFE HOURS Saturday & Sunday 10 til 3 7 days/nights by appointment
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