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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

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Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived at the Station at 12.40 to buy 2 takeaway hot drinks, one coffee and one hot chocolate, I ended up leaving at 1.10. The Station had approximately 15 people in there and the majority of them were already eating. The food looked lovely but I was only after drinks as we wanted to get moving. Will go back if... More 

Thank Pam S
Warren F, Owner at The Station Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, Im sorry this happened to you, I will check to see what was happening, it sounds way too long to serve to drinks. Thank you for making the time to respond as this is very useful for us. Please email me as i would like more details w.furner@xtra.co.nz. Regards Warren More 

Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food and service but you need to book ahead. Cosy atmosphere and friendly service. I would highly recommend - and I don't recommend too many restaurants. The food suited a meat eater and a non meat eater (me). Well done National Park, highlight of the weekend.

Thank kathym1242
Devonport, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here during a hiking weekend in the Park. We were intrigued by the positive feedback we read on the restaurant and were not disappointed at all! The place is welcoming and cozy, the food is excellent and the staff professional and friendly. A very good idea the suggestions on the menu for matching wines, you don't see... More 

Thank Stefania P
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee and choice of cakes. Meals look great too. Ended up here after no service at chateau. The chateau did us a favour. Try it. You will like it.

Thank mark c
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed three of nights in National Park Village to hike the Tongariro Crossing and surrounding area, and were recommended to try the Station Cafe and Restaurant. Located in the station building next to the Auckland-Wellington railway, the restaurant layout and décor (lots of wood) are attractive. There isn’t and direct competition in National Park, and we ate here twice,... More 

Thank unbakedalaska
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming here for a few years now for dinners and the odd coffee. The current owners have managed to find great staff who really add to the friendly atmosphere. They have also achieved a pretty even dining experience over the years. The restaurant is in the historic National Park railway station building. It is right next to the... More 

Thank Caro S
Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a lovely lunch on a cold and wet day. Venue cosy and friendly, food was delcous with generous portions. Well worth returning!

Thank vicki_morkel
Kneeland, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Super slow service and unapologetic staff. The kind of place that can only exist when there's no competition.

Thank Jaime L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Took a drive from Taupo to the national Park Station. Cafe was lovely. Friendly staff nice and warm inside and the food was all homemade. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Lynne A
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Top shelf eye fillet presented beautifully and a great portion too. Surpassed expectations. Always need to book here as they are always busy. Never ceases to amaze how many 'walk ups' can't get a table when we are there. My wife had sirloin which she loved, very tender and cooked m/r, just perfect. The team are friendly welcoming and the... More 

Thank Daicheryl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  National Park Village
  • Phone Number: +64 7-892 2881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?