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.


Seasons Greetings for 2015

Seasons Greeting to all our customers and friends. We wish you all a happy, healthy and safe 2015.

Lets hope that visitors keep coming to the Southern Coromandel to relax and enjoy all that the region has to offer.

With all this fine weather the Karangahake gorge is very popular with the Hauraki Rail Trail bringing more visitors to town and the Gold Discovery Centre really firing – great activities for the town. Roll on the rest of summer!

Opening Hours

From January until further notice we will be open 7 days for lunch and dinner and we are looking forward to seeing you here over the summer holiday season.

Another Great Christmas Day Lunch

Christmas Day Lunch 2014

Christmas Day Lunch was another marvellous success with the restaurant fully booked with guests enjoying a leisurely lunch accompanied by great ambience and Christmas fare.

We have quite a few functions already booked in January and February which is great so please get in touch if you are considering a function.

Chef's Special

Waitete Chef's Special

Chef's Special of the month is Whitebait Fritters .We are running them again this month as they have been very popular.

Ready Cooked Meals

A range of our ready cooked take out meals is available for sale at the restaurant – great for a summer’s night when you are short on time. Just heat and enjoy – curries, veal strips, lasagna, German meat loaf and more.

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Looking forward to seeing you here @ the Waitete to socialize and enjoy our ambiance, service and food.
Chef Roland and the Team.

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