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Waimea Restaurant

1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-293 4240
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (50 reviews)
“crab cakes” (10 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 11 July 2017

Whenever we have visitors on the Kapiti Coast the Waimea is first choice as our go to place. Service is always friendly and helpful. Food is reliably good. And if you feel like a walk on the seashore its on your doorstep.

Thank johnW2627OM
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Went with friends who live nearby. I had the local fish with veg. Nice wine. Great location by the Beach, I am sure this is very popular in Summer, but still fine for a winter evening

Thank Zico2Palmer
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Middle of winter, 14/15 degrees, 'taps aff' as they say in Scotland, lovely long walk along the beach in gorgeous blue skies. Just fabulous to start with, then back to the Waimea Restaurant, sitting outside in warm sunshine, attentive staff, cold beer in hand, what's...More

Thank RacJac
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We were greeted by friendly staff and escorted up the stairs to a table next to the window looking out at an expansive view of the sea and Kapiti Island. Our orders for food and drink were taken promptly, we all enjoyed delicious food, we...More

Thank finkynz
Reviewed 18 June 2017

The food was superb but the accounting practice for this restaurant needs to be improved. We booked for 30 people and were asked for a $200 deposit which we forwarded 6 weeks prior to the event. When we paid the account on the night we...More

2  Thank Glenys H
Reviewed 18 June 2017

Staff welcomed us on arrival and we had an upstairs table (and would have had a view if it was daylight but we were there at 6.30pm in winter!) The wait staff were helpful and food and wine arrived promptly. Food was very good

Thank JohnD023
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Our favorite spot! So disappointed in both the shortened menu and quality of food served. Toast not toasted, pitiful amount of egg. Sides of 1 mushroom and 1 tomato, literally..at a price if $5 each. When challenged; were not charged for them. Understandably much fewer...More

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

It was a great spot with a nice view on a nice day, and the cider on tap was nice. The chips were the only vegan item on the menu, when I found extremely frustrating. A young, blonde girl took care of us who was...More

Thank sophiebayley
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Great to see the fire lit and blazing. Easy decor style, food well presented and timely, front of house Lawrence and team have a friendly and helpfull manner. We were an intergenerational party and everyone was happy! We will be back

Thank 36isabella123
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

I had been told it was lovely to eat here because of the food and the view . So we went for lunch and were disappointed to be told we couldn't sit upstairs as it was closed when the cafe wasn't busy so no view...More

Thank 920lorrainec
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Questions & Answers
2 February 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Trish H | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do . In particular the coconut Panna cotta was lovely
Luci E
19 April 2015|
Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of space there - they probably would - give them a call ( 04-293 4240)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-293 4240
  • E-mail
Absolute beach front location, sunsets, live music, range of authentic Sicilian-style pizza to fine-dining quality food, well groomed wine list, NZ craft beers on tap including our very own Sacred Water Pilsner and Waimea Ginger Beer. Relaxed friendly environment with good times for all. We would love to have you in.
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