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The Bistro at Falls Retreat

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Travelled a lot around NZ in last month, tried different foods all over the place but without doubt the Veg meal ( see menu) I had at the retreat the best.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lynaEngland
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just got back from a fabulous meal and had to post. I've been here before and it keeps getting better. Lovely tender lamb with visually stunning presentation. Tangy seafood pasta and a shared hot chocolate desert. Service was quiet and polite and could explain the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Glenys69
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The food here is excellent. This was our second visit and would probably go back. But they did mess up our order sending one of our plates to the wrong table and taking a such a long time to fix up a new one that...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Terry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walked along the Karagahake Gorge trail for two hours to get here and was well rewarded for the effort. The food was fresh and exceptionally tasty. I had the calamari with salad and my three friends all had pizza. Generous portions and a couple of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank abfabnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Returning from a holiday away with hungry family so researched trip advisor and saw how many great reviews this place had- and it was open - 7 pm Tuesday this place was busy, with a lovely atmosphere -Well dressed people that clearly were in the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank spendywendynz
Reviewed 1 week ago

the pizza was the best that I have ever tasted...very friendly and personal service...vegetables and herbs from their own garden

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pathfinder605997
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food . Vegetables out of their garden. Lots of flavours. Service let it down a little as we were promised a free dessert but then charged for it. Auckland prices.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank megansalt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A place to return to every time we ride the trail. Lovely staff with superb food, soemthing for everuone, well priced, magical rural setting

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank megpage2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect. Food amazing service fabulous surroundings gorgeous. Kids had delicious kid friendly but interesting meals and then played while Mum had superb lunch and tasty sav. Highly recommend 👍

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Redoubt0
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What more could you really ask for? The setting of this place is beautiful and the food was delicious and tasty. Service was fast considering it was very busy. Parking also available onsite too which is great and then a quick visit to the waterfall...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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10 February 2015|
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Response from Andrew N | Reviewed this property |
I have just phoned them and the have confirmed that next week (the week starting 16 Feb 2015) they will be open for dinner every day from 5.00 pm. The week after they may drop back to 6 days a week but have not yet decided... More
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