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“Fabulous venue for small group”
Review of Cafe Pinot - CLOSED

Cafe Pinot
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Café Pinot is the perfect private function venue available for groups of 20 up to 160 people. Be amazed with our beautiful outlook over the Pinot Noir Vineyard, the historic Fletcher's Church, the Taupo Township and out to Mt Tauhara. Taupo's best kept secret! An established location within the Huka Falls Resort complex, offers unique surrounds making us the most sought after venue for weddings and functions! From 20 to 160 people, Café Pinot has adapted our facility to offer a number of options to you, from the private cellar room (for up to 30 people) to a marquee on the deck (up to 160 people). A truly magical venue for those groups wishing to celebrate a special occasion, an awards evening or get-together - be it a corporate group, a work social club, a birthday party, your amazing wedding day, family reunion or your wedding anniversary celebration! Our onsite Events Team can organise your function from start to finish, including the wine, food, decorations & entertainment! Just sit back and let us take care of everything! YES we do take care of your dietary requirements. Conveniently located at 56 Huka Falls Road - just turn in at the little white church.
Reviewed 22 April 2016

We recently attended a 50th wedding anniversary at this venue and were very impressed
The food was faultless for the type of function
We were treated up stairs above the cellar firstly then downstairs to the cellar which was just great
The steak was so superior to the Steak House in Taupo and we suspect for a lot more reasonable price
Only criticism would be there was a lot of nibbles that didn't take get eaten due to them not being served but this could be by choice rather than lack of service
Unsure why it's called a cafe as it isn't one which does the venue a disservice
We have been so many times when it was supposed to be a cafe but opening times were poor it's a pity as it would make a great cafe if opened early and continued onto evening food
We have been for a meal in the restaurant on two other occasions and the food was just beautiful

Date of visit: April 2016
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Thank LindaFoodfan
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Reviewed 30 November 2015

Decided to try the seafood platter for two and it was very, very nice. Calamari, prawns, scallops, ciabatta, herb mayonnaise, dolmades, olives, artichoke, sundried tomato, salad, gherkins, brie and grapes. Not a huge platter like you get some places, but a smaller quality mix of food that was all well prepared and had varying flavours (ie. not all deep fried!). We finished with chocolates and biscotti with hot chocolate, a nice end to the meal.

We booked dinner here to utilise our guest's discount voucher, but probably would have tried it anyway, although it was nice to save a few pennies. It was a quiet night and we dined early - not sure how the hardwood floors and echoey room handles crowds and noise, as we were quite aware of footsteps and chair movements and other peoples conversations around us. But the service was nice, and we would dine here again if visiting the area.

Date of visit: December 2014
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Thank Lissel A
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Reviewed 4 April 2015

A group of 9 of us had dinner here whilst touring Taupo. The setting in the late afternoon was magic looking out over vineyards and the rural setting. The menu was varied with various seafood and meats and the service very good. My steak was superb and beautifully cooked. Others enjoyed seafood or pork. Food was of high calibre and the beer and wine list very acceptable. A most enjoyable setting and good dining, we would recommend it.

Date of visit: March 2015
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Thank PhilthetravellerXI
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Reviewed 28 March 2015

We were staying in the apartments in the same grounds as the restaurant and after a hard drive decided to eat here. We were also given a 10% discount voucher from the hotel on check in which made the decision easier.

We were not disappointed. The service was great, they seemed to have only two staff working, a lovely waitress and the chef but as we were the only diners this was not an issue.

The food we had was absolutely superb, produce was great and the cooking excellent, one of the best steaks I have had for a while.

A great meal in a really nice setting.

Date of visit: January 2015
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1  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 8 March 2015

We called in for lunch and selected the scallops and the prawns, we shared them having half each and a bottle of Sav. Everything was wonderful

Date of visit: February 2015
Thank George M
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