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The Porch Kitchen & Bar

££ - £££, Cafe, International
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
+64 7-863 1330
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (8 reviews)
“baked beans” (3 reviews)
“steak” (9 reviews)
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New Zealand, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dropped in after a long hike for a beer and their tacos. It was the perfect snack and thirst quencher.

Thank Dorothy M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are looking for somewhere to have an unplanned dinner and found this place. It's very cute. It was very busy and with good reason...... There was live music and there was a large variety of patrons having fun and enjoying the lovely food. When...More

Thank Colin F
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Arrived 7.30pm and ordered a seafood platter. It arrived on our table at 8.50pm....food was lovely but waiting that long was crazy. Would have ordered more food if hadn’t had to wait so long for platter, but were over it by then and went home...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

We were advised by our hosts that there was no point in going here on a Saturday night, as it would be packed out. But we went anyway. We had the choice of two tables, the service was first class, and the quality of the...More

Thank mawa24
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

9pm we walked in wanting to eat, hoping they would still serve us and without hesitation they agreed. Josh and Zack cooked us one of the best steak and mushroom meals i have tasted. The front staff were very friendly and accommodating. Also not knowing...More

Thank Eshortall
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Seven of us called in here on the way back to Tauranga. Great coffee & the service was outstanding. Special thanks to Marco who made our visit fun & memorable

Thank hannahjoan2017
Reviewed 8 November 2017

we ate dinner here and it was perfect. well prepared and available in small portions which was perfect for our jet lagged bodies. service was impecable.

Thank kjmmillard
Reviewed 7 November 2017

went for a planned lunch with friends 8 of us and have to admit that I was a tad disappointed this time, found the menu was limited, although the build your own breakfast sounded good, but went for the cabinet egg and bacon pie, not...More

Thank cintraNewZealand
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went on a Saturday night with our two teenage children and four year old son. The service was quick, they asked when we wanted meals served (kids with the entree etc) and we were seated in a warm spot, as requested. The music was...More

Thank beth756
Paula T, Manager at The Porch Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your feed back. We look forward to seeing you again and repeating your experience.

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nice food. Good prices. Lovely to be inside on a very wet day at the beach. Had a lovely seafood pot (I thought the menu said mussels but clams were included and the wait staff called it seafood). I chose the coconut curry and crispy...More

Thank MrDarcyChihuahua
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Wilson Road, Waihi Beach 3611, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Waihi Beach
  • Phone Number: +64 7-863 1330
  • E-mail
The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.
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