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“Best meal ever”

The Porch Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Waihi Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$28
Cuisines: New Zealand, Cafe, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Porch Waihi Beach is located in the bustling village centre of Wilson Rd. Enjoy a coffee or a beer and watch the world go by on hot summer afternoons, or enjoy homemade soup by our cozy wood fire on wintery days. We offer a delicious range of freshly made cabinet food including gluten free goodies in addition to our breakfast, lunch, dinner, bar and children's menus. Contact us for function and event bookings.
Cambridge, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best meal ever”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

What a surprise to get the best meal ever in a laid back casual cafe in a little beach town. I truly wasn't expecting much but was totally blown away by the food. Every element of the meal was amazing. The staff where brilliant, they squeezed us in when they could have turned us away. The service was excellent and timely, and the staff very attentive and friendly. I will be recommending The Porch to everyone I know.

  • Visited October 2013
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wow awesome food awesome service”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

Turned up with 12 ppl on a busy day and they bent over backwards to accomodate us staff very attentive food very well presented good price and very tasty so glad we came here

  • Visited October 2013
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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best prawns ever”
Reviewed 26 April 2013 via mobile

Had lunch there with friends (spur of the moment) friendly efficient service casual relaxed atmosphere. I ordered the prawns with a side of chips, was totally amazed at the portion size they were huge, never seen that many prawns served up was expecting maybe six but there must have been 3times that amount. The other meals were excellent as well, a real thumbs up place.

Visited April 2013
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Thank cintraNewZealand
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Nice meal, good service”
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Good, simple food, well cooked, pleasant environment. Best on the Beach (note: Closed Monday eveneings)

Visited February 2013
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Thank Martin G
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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278 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
“Everyone LOVES The PORCH!”
Reviewed 6 March 2013

It is said in the restaurant/cafe business that you only have to get three things right – the food; the service and the atmosphere, BUT above all of this you have to love your clients. At The Porch you experience that love from the moment you step through the door until the time you reluctantly leave.

Food – magnificent; fresh; great presentation; very good value.

Service – try beating from ordering to the serving our meals on a busy summer lunchtime in 14 minutes!

Atmosphere – the perfect beach resort cafe with a truly summer escape feeling.

The Porch has a comprehensive menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner that will cover most diners’ tastes. We started with a couple of glass of Pinot Gris ( they have an excellent wine list of NZ wines plus some imports and most wines are available by the glass or bottle), we enjoyed a Smoked Chicken Salad and a Fish and Chips with salad followed by a beautiful chocolate dessert all washed down with excellent coffee. An excellent lunch at a reasonable cost.

YES we certainly love dining at The Porch at Waihi Beach

  • Visited February 2013
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