Waitete Restaurant & Cafe

Experience fine dining and enjoy our cuisine made with fresh produce, locally sourced where possible.  We have a menu to satisfy all tastes.  We are family friendly while being fully licensed and providing a number of fine wines and beers.

Our Restaurant is For Sale
See below.

Opening Hours:

We are open 6 days for lunch and dinner (closed Mondays) and we are looking forward to seeing you here.

  • Lunch 11am - 3pm
  • Dinner 6pm to late

Public Holidays
We will be open on Public Holiday Mondays for lunch and dinner.


Almost Spring!

It is August already and Spring is only a month away – the year is flying by!

Chef rehab report

I have had a great restful time, after my double hip-op, recuperating with friends for the last month and making good progress towards getting back to full fitness.

I will be back at work soon with a new lunch menu and I am currently working on a new dinner menu.


I want to thank Phyllis and Monique for holding the fort while I was away - I'm very proud how they managed. Sadly Monique will be leaving us middle of next month to go back to Australia and I wish her all the best for the future.

Chef's Special

Chefs special dish for the month is slow roasted lamb shanks in a tomato, chili, garlic and onion sauce served with potato mash.

Social Wine Club

Wine Club

The social wine club will not be operating during June and July but we are hoping to start again in August depending on the speed of Roland’s recovery. All going well we will start again with Forrest Estate Winery. We will be back in touch with you prior to that to confirm the details.

Dinner Dance?

One idea I am considering for the future is to organize a monthly dinner dance using local musicians. I will keep you informed as to whether we proceed.




Don’t forget Oktoberfest end of next month, book early Entry fee is $20 p/p that gives you a glass of beer, bubbles or wine on arrival.

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