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Floating Rock Cafe

££ - £££
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar
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Kuratau/Omori 30 Riverpark Drive RD 1, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0806
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Gibraltar
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Place was packed when we were there during a summer break. Was going to order food but felt the wait would be too long, so stuck to a drink and a cake - which was a great thing really as it was so popular. Must drop in another day when its not so busy.

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Owhango, New Zealand
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Lovely location, the pizzas were nice, found the staff not very welcoming or friendly. Just ok.... obviously not trained in giving great customer service! No where else close to eat so may be why...

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Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

A simple menu, with yummy fresh food! The pizzas are cooked as you watch in the feature pizza oven! Open only during school holidays this place is just what you need after a day at the lake - fantastic wine and a place to relax with friends and family.

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Thank Lindynz
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Wood fired pizzas were great. Rose was even better. Loved the spot will be back for sure. Maybe more variety on the food side would set this place in a direction that would benefit greatly. Thanks team

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Thank Ryan M
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

When we are in Kuratau, one of the daily treats is to go to Floating Rock Cafe. The pizzas are fantastic and the coffees and wines are always terrific. A high point is the excellent staff who are always cheerful and ready to help. There are few things better than sitting with good food, good friends, and gazing out at... More 

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Thank jsclink
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We have been there many times over the years and are always impressed. The wine, pizzas and coffee are excellent, there is great scenery of the vineyard and over the river, and they have exceptionally welcoming staff. We look forward to visiting every summer. Highly recommend!

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Thank marybaines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

We visit often because we enjoy the pizzas and their rose. Unfortunately, this summer our impression has somewhat changed given the sullen attitude of young wait stuff who were unhelpful, unfriendly and generally uninterested.

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Porirua
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in kuratau. I would definatly recommend! Great outing for family and friends to enjoy delicious food and amazing wine :)

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Paraparamu, New Zealand
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Small cafe on boutique vineyard, another hidden gem in this region. We had the Rose which was very pleasant. They also offer small plates hot food, yummy cakes, other wines and coffee. Indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the vineyard and rural properties.

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Marton, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Family outing including grandchildren for lunch on Easter Saturday. Lovely bottle of pinois gris, fish bites, wedges, and prawns with sauces. Fish bites especially yummy. Bit windy outside but a great spot and great outlook. Well worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Pizza, European, New Zealand, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kuratau/Omori 30 Riverpark Drive RD 1, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 0806
Description
Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!

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