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:

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.


April News

Happy Easter!

3 months of 2015 have gone already and it's Easter.
Wishing you all a safe and happy one.

March was a relatively quiet compared to March last year and this last financial year has been quite challenging at times – no two years are the same.

Wine Club

Wine Club

The second Wine Club this year was another success with a smaller group but Melissa Lawson of Cypress Vineyard and Courtney from the Manifesto Wine Distributors did a great job in entertaining and educating the guests about the vineyard and the passion and that goes into making wines on a relatively small scale.

I liked the oaked Chardonnay and the Merlot and Syrah as I am mainly a red drinker but we had the pleasure to try the special Cypress 2009 and it was so delicious with approx only 850 bottles made especially for this special vintage! That’s what I love about owner operated vineyards - there is passion in the bottle!! Thanks to you both!

The next Wine Club night will be with Charles Wiffen from Marlborough - it should be another great and entertaining night so book early as I stop at 24 guests for the night. Keep a lookout for the menu and wine matches on the website under events or join the wine club to receive all monthly information.

Easter 2015

Easter Specials

Lamb Rack

Easter specials of the month are Grilled Lamb Rack with garlic and rosemary jus with green beans and potato purée as well as our very successful 300gm free-range Pork Cutlet served with smoked red peppers cream.

Please be sure to ask the wait staff for the special on the night.

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

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

PS:Yes we are still for SALE!


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