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the wooden farmer

99 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
+64 7-883 8874
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“fish tacos” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
99 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting Tirau and had been advised to try the wooden farmer for lunch. It was packed with tourists and very busy. The service was quick and friendly. The food abundant and excellent -we were very pleasantly surprised. So heartening to see rural NZ...More

1  Thank JACK C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service terrific food, great price,have been there a few times now, breakfast lunch or dinner amazing menus.

1  Thank denvilspinley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome night 20 of us everyone ordered different meals and the choices were fantastic, definitely spoilt for choice. Every dish was superb. Fast efficient service. Friendly service. Highly recommended

1  Thank Jilllagas
Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is an overdue review and not sure if the Fish Tacos are still on the menu...we had a bit of a wait but boy was it worth it...they were sooo good...I regretted not complimenting the staff/chef....going there tomorrow on the way down south....will try...More

1  Thank B4432GWpeter
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Every aspect of the meal was stunning, from reasonably priced nice wines, to really flavourful entrees, and the amazing mains of Pork Belly & the GF Vege Broccoli & Blue Cheese Pasta. Stunning meal, make sure you book because it's so worth the trip! Loved...More

1  Thank 23KSA
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Driving through the Waikato today we were feeling hungry and a long way from restaurants that we know. I searched TripAdvisor and found the wooden farmer. The food was very good and service was quick. This would be the best option for good food in...More

1  Thank Markwsters1974
Reviewed 26 August 2017

We will find it hard to pass through Putaruru ever again without stopping at this extraordinary cafe! At first it seemed like any other cafe with a glass cabinet full of yummy looking, moderately priced items and a really lovely menu to order freshly prepared...More

2  Thank JLH_NZ
Reviewed 22 August 2017

Looking for great food at reasonable prices then look further than Putaruru's Wooden Farmer. Been a number of times, consistently good

Thank Jilllagas
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Came here for breakfast while travelling from Australia, i was very impressed with the decor very rustic feel to it, the meals were to die for and decent sized serves. Coffee was one of the best id had whilst been in NZ i even got...More

1  Thank Allison C
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

With plenty of space, good coffee and a warm cosy relaxed environment, I would definitely recommend stopping in for long lunch or a quick bite to eat. This would be the best spot in town, so look no further and enjoy. Try some of the...More

Thank Adam C
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2 February 2017|
Response from martinaud37 | Reviewed this property |
Saturday 9AM–11PM Sunday 9AM–11PM Monday (Waitangi Day) 9AM–3PM Hours might differ Tuesday 9AM–3PM Wednesday 9AM–11PM Thursday 9AM–11PM Friday 9AM–11PM
Heather M
24 December 2016|
Response from 1u2fan | Reviewed this property |
No idea sorry but the gluten-free selection was very good
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 99 Tirau Street, Putaruru 3411, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Putaruru
  • Phone Number: +64 7-883 8874
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