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.

Opening Hours:

Until further notice we will be open 7 days lunch and dinner 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.


Christmas is just around the corner!

Where has 2014 gone – the year has just flown by!
November was relatively slow - perhaps the weather played a part and kept people from coming out to sample our fine offerings. But things are changing and summer has started.

New Menu and Wine List

Our new menu and wine list is going now with some exciting changes and a great wine list created by Cameron Douglas MS. Come in and sample the wines and our menu for yourself – you won’t be disappointed!

Christmas at Waitete


We still have some spaces left for your Christmas functions but you will need to be quick – there are only a few dates left.

We also have spaces available for our Christmas day lunch. If you are interested in joining us please check out the menu.

Remember there's only one sitting from 11am to 4.30 pm. Please book with us, if possible, before the 15th of December. Payment on booking required into our business account with your name in the reference field please.

Wine Club

Social Wine Club

The last social wine club for the year was hosted by James and Alex from Moana Park Winery in Hawkes Bay – as expected it was a top night night with lots of great wine matches to the scrumptious food accompanied by lots of Christmas cheer!

Chef Roland wants to thank all the social wine club members for their support over the year and wishes you all a happy Christmas and a healthy and safe New Year. He looks forward to having you all back here on the last Thursday of February with Lamont Wines from Central Otago.


Please go to our Facebook page and “Like Us” - this will help you keep up to date with all our news.

A big thank you to our customers for supporting us over the past year – wishing you all the best for the Christmas season - stay safe, healthy and happy.

Looking forward to seeing you here at the Waitete between now and Christmas to socialize and enjoy our ambiance, service and food.

Chef Roland and the Team


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