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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

€€ - €€€Pizza, European,
25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8770
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (63 reviews)
“pork belly” (10 reviews)
“tasting plate” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Came here on a Saturday afternoon, after the historic walk. We were instantly greeted by friendly staff and were seated promptly. We ordered the sharing platter and seafood pizza with the sambal chilli. The sharing platter is a delight, with the various elements working well...More

Thank alanakl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful birthday dinner here. When the reservation was made, they asked if it was for a special occasion, and as a result I was presented with a glass of sparkling wine to start the evening. It was a nice touch to set the...More

Thank Nancy Y
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

When back in the area I always make sure I go to Falls retreat for a meal and have never been disappointed. Service excellent. Lamb melt in mouth. And desert amazing

Thank krispie41
Reviewed 5 October 2017

We decided to try this place out because so many people had told us it was well worth it. We went for a pizza and beer evening. We paid a fixed price for the evening - it was disappointing for what we paid. We got...More

1  Thank 795rebekahw
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We felt a little bit let down the last time we visited. As we always stay overnight and travel to this restaurant we expect The Best! Still of a good standard and we will give it another go.

Thank 4SherylH
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

We have visited nearly all notable restaurants from Whitianga, Whangamata, Thames and through to Tauranga. This is the best restaurant within this sizeable surrounding area. Frankly the food served is a different class to surrounding competitors. The restaurant would be worthy of any prime city...More

Thank NED_Consult
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We dined in the evening as were staying in the cottage. It wasn't too busy so we got quick service. The meals were very nice and above average - but they weren't cheap so we would have expected them to be yummy. I had the...More

1  Thank Piglethead
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Been here alot and can never go past there pizzas! A must with it is the chilli samba - yum yum yum. Whether it's summer or winter this place has a great feel to it - today a roaring fire to make for a special...More

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Took the family for fathers day lunch - have been here once before and was impressed, but this time, the place was busy and everyone in there was impressed ! I had a beautiful Taupo beef dish with gnocchi / shredded beef side. Meat was...More

Thank Alistair T
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome yummy food,nice quiet place,very nice staff, nice big fire in Winter,just a nice spot for a meal I will be back,am sure if you go once you will go back

Thank Clint P
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Tom L
10 February 2015|
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Response from Andrew N | Reviewed this property |
I have just phoned them and the have confirmed that next week (the week starting 16 Feb 2015) they will be open for dinner every day from 5.00 pm. The week after they may drop back to 6 days a week but have not yet decided... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Rd | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waihi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 8770
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