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Bistro At the Falls Retreat

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25 Waitawheta Road | Opposite Owharoa Falls, Waihi 3682, New Zealand
+64 7-863 8770
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11:00 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a great find on the cycle trail, we stopped off here hoping for a quick coffee and ended up with a beautiful lunch of freshly made pasta and pizza. The restaurant itself is set in the bush right by a beautiful waterfall at the bottom of the driveway. It was very busy but the food came out promptly

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Thames, New Zealand
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here with a group of workmates, bistro unique rustic style complete with open fire, we were a group of 9 and had the set menu for $60, 3 course, simply delish from the canapes to the dessert, presentation 6 star and service the same, Falls Retreat half way between Paeroa and Waihi in the gorge. Simply magical would... More 

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Thank Jens198
New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great menu in a beautiful location. The restaurant had lovely decor and a great roaring fireplace. Food was delicious, the pizzas in particular. Excellent gluten free options and very friendly staff.

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Thank N B
Tauranga, New Zealand
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably our 4 the visit was a pleasure to take our friends from Australia to this great charming location for a late lunch. The pizza have Ro be some of the best we have ever had. The vegetarian , and the meat lovers were just superb and enjoyed with a bottle of sparkling wine. The onto bikes Walked around veggie... More 

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Thank Steve W
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Such a nice restraunt in a great location! The food is amazing. Although we did have to wait quite a long time for our meals. It was well worth it. Will defiantly be back.

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Thank Michaelaandjosh
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great find in the middle of know where. We shared the tasting plate which is a must try and my pasta was lovely. The place is in a nice rural setting and staff were friendly, I probably would have had another wine if I had been asked though.

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Thank kellyarnoldbeats
Waihi, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent location, superb food. Only thing I don't like is the noisy coffee machine. Parking can be a bit tricky if the restaurant is busy. Suggest you book a table if more than 2. Frequently fully booked.

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Thank suejaneb
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The food and the service is amazing. Beautiful flavoured food, with fresh Veges grown from their own garden. The service is warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tuhiao W
Thames, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Good service and great food. Lovely area with trees and birds. Very peaceful too. Easy to find if you follow directions. Awesome especially Summer & spring.

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NZ
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The Falls is one of those places you may just trip over but once found never forgotten. It is definitely a "must do this again" place. We were taken there by friends for dinner. The entrées were canapés which were sublime. The chef really showed his talent here. Mains were a slow cooked pork belly, slow braised beef, or fresh... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:30
Monday
11:00 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waitawheta Road | 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?