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The Boatshed Karapiro

€€ - €€€Cafe, , Vegetarian Friendly
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
+64 800 743 321
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“fritters” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (2 reviews)
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
21 Amber Lane, Cambridge 3494, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my Dad for a drive as had not been to the boatshed for a few years. We grabbedca table outside and ordered from wait person. Nice coffees, would have liked large but were not asked. 2 of us had the eggs bene and 1...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 9 September 2018

The food here is absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The service was amazing; extremely pleasant,authentic, friendly, helpful and we were made to feel very welcome. The setting is beautiful, well worth the drive from Hamilton, to escape the rat-race and enjoy the beauty of God's...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We had a group of about 24 people for a small reunion. Kate and her team provided an excellent meal and great service. We had a set menu which I left Kate to chose on our behalf. Was beautiful food and everyone raved about their...More

Thank LeeandPeteW1
Reviewed 6 August 2018

We organised a large family lunch for a birthday in March last 2017, which was something of a reunion in the end. We decided on all GF menu due to the ease of menu choice, superb organic food. The tables were organised longitudinally with blue...More

Thank secondscount
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting with a beautiful view over the lake. Even in winter. The menu was impressive and varied, a good selection. Three dishes we all enjoyed very much, porridge was said to be the best ever. The apple and smoked chicken salad was good. Fritters...More

Thank Gerry B
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 Susan H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Child-friendly, 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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