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.


October News

September was a great improvement on winter in general and I am looking forward to a busy summer.

The new I-Site and the opening of the Gold Discovery Centre should attract a lot more visitors to Waihi. I hope that the Waihi residents and business owners rise to the occasion and keep visitors here as long as possible - we will all benefit if they do!

Wine Club

Wine Club

The last wine club was a very social one with everyone enjoying the night. The next wine club get together will be on the 30th of October with Thomas Morton and the Man O' War Vineyard from Waiheke. I am looking forward to this, firstly because of the superb wines they produce and secondly based on last year it is going to be another memorable evening.



The Oktoberfest has been booked out! I'm looking forward to another great night with Peter and his wife entertaining us again.

Whitebait on the menu!

Whitebait Fritters

Our special meal of the month is whitebait fritters as an entrée or main. An absolute must this time of the year and its whitebait,egg and peppermill - that’s it!!

Christmas Lunch Bookings

Christmas Day Lunch

Don’t forget your Christmas lunch booking for the 25th of December. Christmas is just around the corner and we are already starting to get enquiries. Business owners, it's time to start planning your staff or social function as there are only a limited number of weekends before Christmas - please book early.

See the Christmas Day Lunch Menu.

Ready Cooked Meals

A range of our ready cooked take out meals is available for sale at the restaurant – great for a winter’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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