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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

££ - £££
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
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State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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Malta
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was ok, I took a lamb shank that was meant to have vegetables and mash potato puree, I had to order a bowl of fries to get full, which is saying a lot as I get full quite quickly. The puree was literally a spoon of puree, which tasted delicious but I would not call that the equivalent... More 

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Thank steffibartolo
Brisbane, Australia
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whilst the staff here were very nice the food and the coffee was not too great and we had to wait a very long time for it.

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Thank Rita M
Crawley, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, but get in early or make sure you book, as this place gets very busy after 7pm. Good selection of food and drinks.

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Thank ChrisJLH
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very relaxing casual restaurant with outgoing helpful staff. Menu covered a wide range of tastes at a reasonable price. Our food was served in good time and was delicious.

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Thank alanab927
Sydney, Australia
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The little sister to Ruapehu Restaurant but with good menu, wine list and service. We thought it was a little overpriced for the food, but it was of good standard.

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Thank 2Luvtravel
Whanganui
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We stopped here on our way back home from up north, but I wish we had not. The young man behind the counter was welcoming but appeared flustered . It took ages for our meals to arrive, plenty of time for me to notice the strands of spaghetti on the carpet around one of the tables. A couple came in... More 

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Concord, CA
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Pizza is not with it. Kids Pizza is frozen package pizza reheated. BUT the Caesar salad is to die for! Poached egg, bacon, anchovies, croutons all perfect, not to mention the dressing. Beautiful setting.

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Thank Tim H
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Normally I would rate anything to do with the Chateau as excellent but not this time On Saturday 12 November, the duty staff were as always, very pleasant to deal with but appeared rather disorganized. It appeared they were struggling to cope - once food was ordered there was a long wait until it arrived - this may have been... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I must have waited over 30 minutes to get my meal. The restaurant was only half full for lunch and most people were already eating and not waiting for their meals. I don't think this was the fault of the waiter, but the kitchen staff. Maybe they went out for lunch! I had no issue with my hamburger. It had... More 

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Melbourne, Vic
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had just completed a long walk so were dying for a drink and a cake. We both had a lovely cake which was a cross between cheesecake and fudge. Very yummy. The person serving was nice, but his job kept him pretty busy. I thought he could've used a hand.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?