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Recent Reviews 16 Reviews

5 star rating
 
60 Wilson Rd
Waihi Beach
Western Bay of Plenty
07 863 5402

Waihi Beach Hotel 

Cuisine: New Zealand


WOW!!! The make over this place has had is stunning. The food is absolutely amazing. I want to go there every day! Every dish I have had is packed with flavour and super fresh ingredients. Wonderful non-alcoholic drink options too. The lamb is my current favourite. Go there, you won’t regret it!
31st March 2014
4 star rating
 
11A Nuffield St
Newmarket
Auckland City
09 520 2240

Nuffield Street Cafe, Bar & Bistro 

Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Cafe, European


We had dinner here last week and it was excellent. The meals were lovely, really delicious and great value. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. However it did seem as though they could have done with one more person on the floor as the two poor wait staff were run off their feet keeping everything running smoothly. There also seemed to be an issue with the Barman/Barista which I don’t know if it was him being slow (he didn’t seem very busy) or if the staff were not passing on the drink orders quickly as the drinks took longer to arrive than our meals. Ordering drinks is my only issue with this place. It was a hot evening and we would have ordered more drinks but they took so long to come that we didn’t bother. I always thought that drinks were where these places made the most money? If it wasn’t for the drink issue I would have given 5 stars.
16th December 2013
5 star rating
 
50 Ninth Ave
Tauranga Central
Tauranga
07 928 1112

Love Rosie Bakery & Cafe 

Cuisine: Desserts / Bakeries, Cafe


This place is awesome. Fairly new with a great vibe ‘somewhere between hipster and housewife’ is how I read a blogger describe it, that is the perfect description! Beautiful food that looks like it has been made with lots of love and pride. Only downside is that it gets very noisy when it is full.
24th July 2013
5 star rating
 
50 First Ave
Tauranga Central
Tauranga
07-579 0017

Grindz Cafe 

Cuisine: Cafe, Vegetarian, Vegan, Health Food


Just had brunch here today and I must say it was excellent. The service was friendly and quick, even though they seemed quite busy. The food was wonderful and the produce was top quality, with a really good selection – making it hard to choose as it all looked great. I had heard good things about this place but had never got around to going (I usually go to Alimento a few doors down but I will be ditching them now in favour of this place). I can’t wait to go back. The atmosphere was lovely and warm, there was a nice amount of quirk to the building without being at all pretentious or boring. Surprising amount of room inside. Very popular with mummy coffee groups and I can see why – nice little nooks for groups without feeling like you are disturbing other customers.
16th July 2013
3 star rating
 
123 Emerton Rd
Waihi Beach
Western Bay of Plenty
07-863 4353

Flip'n Bear Cafe & Pancake Den 

Cuisine: A La Carte, Cafe, Pancakes


Flip’n Bear can be flip’n bad or beary good ;) It is one of those hit and miss cafes. I personally dislike their pancakes as I find them to be soggy and stodgy. I would prefer it if they put the flavours/bacon/ham/fruit etc on top rather than in the pancakes. However if you order something other than pancakes such as the bagels or cabinet food then I can highly recommend it. Coffee is also good. They are very slow. Staff need training. Or maybe it’s the owner needs training. Anyway I’m going to be generous and give 3 stars as there are some redeeming features just as there are big let downs.
27th February 2013
5 star rating
 
359 Victoria St
Hamilton Central
Hamilton City
07-839 3055

Urge - The Coffee & Tea Boutique 

Cuisine: Cafe, Breakfast


I only had a hot chocolate but it was the best one I have ever had and the only one I’ve had in years where the Barrista had actually stretched the milk so that it was silky smooth. So beautiful. I’m guessing that their coffee would be awesome too. I would have eaten there but all the seats were taken so I just got my drink to take away.
3rd February 2012

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3 star rating
 
40 Seddon St
Waihi
Hauraki District
07-863 6728

Kava Cafe, Restaurant & Pizzeria 

Cuisine: Cafe, Family, Breakfast, Brunch


So I have been to Kava many times over the years and all the various owners and I’ve always found it to be average/OK but nothing special, nothing terrible. Anyhow I read one of the reviews that said their Eggs Benedict were the best, so I tried them. They were like everything else – average. Not bad. Not great. Just OK. The service was fine and they were to quick to bring out my meal. The hollandaise sauce was a bit cold too.
3rd February 2012
4 star rating
 
112 Seddon St
Waihi
Hauraki District
07 863 6395

The Sterling Restaurant, Cafe & Bar 

Cuisine: A La Carte


What a transformation! The new owners of the Sterling truly revamped and transformed the premises and the business turning it from a place you would not want to be seen in to a lovely family friendly restaurant and bar. We have been here several times and the service is always excellent and very friendly and the food is always lovely and very reasonably priced. My favourite is the calamari or the seafood chowder for an entree, and the pork belly or steak for mains. They were doing a beautiful tiramisu but that wasn’t on the menu last time. Very good value place to take the family.
2nd February 2012
5 star rating
 
150 Victoria St
Hamilton Central
Hamilton City
07 839 9099

Furnace Restaurant 

Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Pizza


So I’ve been to Furnace twice now for dinner, and I have to say that has been a great experience both times. We have been seated promptly, had our orders taken and drinks provided quickly by lovely friendly staff. On our most recent visit we order the calamari and the scallops for our entrees and then both had the eye fillet for our mains. OMG, it was the best for all our dishes. We eat out a lot and I’m not usually impressed but this time I was as no element let the food or service down. We also had the choc mousse and creme brulee for pud – yummo. I also liked the wallpaper in the ladies restroom!
26th January 2012
4 star rating
 
21 Shaw Rd
Waihi Beach
Western Bay of Plenty
07-863 1346

Flatwhite Cafe 

Cuisine: A La Carte, Cafe, Family, Pacific


We have been here many times and have had just as many lovely meals. Highly recommend the duck, calamari and chicken dishes. Our pizzas have always been nice!
13th January 2012
4 star rating
 
28 Wilson Rd
Waihi Beach
Western Bay of Plenty
07-863 5995

The Deli 

Cuisine: Deli


YUMMO! SO love the bagettes, fresh carved ham, mmm. Lots of yummy goodies to take home!
13th January 2012
4 star rating
 
23 Wilson Rd
Waihi Beach
Western Bay of Plenty
07-863 1330

The Porch Kitchen & Bar 

Cuisine: European, Cafe, Seafood, Steakhouse


Been here a few times, I love their Chicken salad! The eggs bene are good too. I like it that they have a baby change table in one of the bathrooms. Good service, nice food and fair prices, not cheap but not over priced either.
13th January 2012
4 star rating
 
SH 2 Karangahake
Paeroa
Hauraki District
07-862 8306

Talisman Cafe & Crafts 

Cuisine: Desserts / Bakeries, Cafe, Coffee & Tea, Health Food


Our group of 4 went to the Talisman and had a lovely lunch. Nice warm atmosphere, yum food, friendly prompt service. Thank you.
13th January 2012

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5 star rating
 
1 King St
Pukekohe
Franklin
09-238 3232

Monarch Cafe 

Cuisine: Cafe


We just had dinner here tonight. We really enjoyed sitting out in the evening sun and I have to say we both had a fabulous meal. I had the chicken breast, he had the steak. Both were perfectly cooked and presented. The service was excellent, the waitress was really lovely, she even brought out a bowl of water for our dog (without being asked) which was very thoughtful as we had been traveling. Probably the best meal and service we have had this year.
10th November 2010
5 star rating
 
4 Alexandra St
Hamilton Central
Hamilton City
07-838 1620

Little India Bistro & Tandoor 

Cuisine: Indian, Asian


Have been here several times since New Delhi closed (which is a shame as it was 5+ stars), the service is excellent, the food is lovely, it is very clean and has great extractor fans so no cooking smells. The naans are huge!
31st January 2009
3 star rating
 
107 Grey St
Tauranga Central
Tauranga
07-578 8363

Flying Burrito Brothers 

Cuisine: Mexican


Just visited this place on Friday after a workmate recommended it. Unlike the other reviews we had good time. The service was excellent, the food was delivery quickly, and the prices were good. The food was pleasant but not very exciting for Mexican food but dessert was yum. I also question how much alcohol was in my drink, and I think it must have been cheap vodka as something about my drink was unpleasant. Liked the atmosphere and the light fittings!
31st January 2009
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Location

Hauraki District

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October 2009