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:

Note: For 4-6 weeks from mid-June 2015, we will have reduced opening hours. We will be open Friday, Saturday, Sunday only (lunch and dinner each day).

We are 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.


June News

A bit of R&R for 4-6 weeks:

Roland will be off for 4-6 weeks from mid June for his long needed double hip operation.While Roland is recovering and doing his rehab the restaurant will be open with reduced hours:

Opening Friday, Saturday, Sunday
(lunch and dinner each day).

Taking Roland’s place as chef, in his absence, will be Monique with Phyllis looking after front of house.

Evening Menu

Waitete Menu Meals

Photo: Lamb Roast Cutlet, Fish, Pork Cutlet

Have you tried our new tasty evening menu yet? We had very positive comments so come and try out the menu for yourself.

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.


Staff wanted

We are looking to hire extra staff in August to train for the next season. Please send your CV to info@waitete.co.nz.


Waitete Orchard Restaurant for sale

Seats 60 inside plus outside area - fully furnished restaurant and kitchen with walk in cool room and freezer. Owner accommodation upstairs with separate entrance if needed.

Selling as a going concern – land, buildings and chattels or for lease with accommodation.

This is an excellent opportunity for a young couple who enjoy hospitality and who can do front of house and the kitchen. For enquiries please contact me.

From onzamap.co.nz: