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Waimea Restaurant

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1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
+64 4-293 4240
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meal that we had in this establishment tonight was a wonderful experience. We vacated the nearby eating place because the noise was so bad that we could not hear the waitress or ourselves. We went straight to Waimea and how pleased we were! It was warm, welcoming and the decibels were within a normal range. Haha! The next wonderful... More 

Thank Helen L
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the private room upstairs today for my father in laws wake. When we arrived the sun was setting the view of Kapiti island and the beach was spectacular. Upon arrival Lawrence had arranged antipasto platters and hot seafood platters which were both lovely. We then had any choice on the menu fish and chips, pork belly, chicken breast... More 

Thank Eileen C
Waikanae, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Amazing staff,excellent service. High standard of cuisine always consistent great parking . When you have finished you can go for a walk along Waikanae Beach. Tables outside, great for a beautiful sunny day. Dog friendly

Thank juliannestills
Wellington, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family booked a brunch/lunch to celebrate our anniversary and we were given the upstairs area. It was a beautiful day and the view was stunning over the ocean and Kapiti Island. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. I highly recommend this restaurant. Nothing was too much trouble. An ideal venue.

Thank 933fay
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

love this place especially on a sunny morning for a cup of coffee and scone. Had lunch there a few times - have to say was a bit disappointed - not much of a choice and quite expensive for what we got,

Thank Kapiticoffee
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous food tonight. Cesare's meatballs amazing! John Dory pan fried melt in your mouth perfect and then into the Frangelico semifreddo. Attentive staff. 10 minutes Paraparaumu Beach to Waikane Beach now thanks to the expressway and food this good makes going out on a crappy wet Thursday night worthwhile.

Thank Karen A
Rotorua, New Zealand
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a pleasant Brunch here over Easter. The food was nice but not extraordinary, but $26 for a full breakfast strikes me as a bit expensive. The kids menu wasn't available until after 11am, so there was only one real option for our 9 year old, and at $16 for one pancake and some berries, again it was over priced.... More 

Thank LucysMumNz
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Friendly but slow service. Two dishes on the menu not available which was only brought to our attention once we had started making our choices. Quick to take our drinks order but then took over 15 minutes to deliver it. It wasn't busy so slow service could not be put down to having too much custom. The meals took a... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

After reading some favourable reviews I booked a table for saturday at 730pm We arrived at 705pm looking foward to the experience. We were seated with the breakfast/brunch/lunch/Cocktails/wines/dinner menus already in front of us,a veritable book.I noticed ominously that there were unlit candles on every table .We ordered some nice wines which ended up the highlight A waiter then appeared... More 

Thank flippyone
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Visited Waimea in March with a friend for lunch. The two staff who waited on us were very pleasant and helpful, but the food (on this occasion) left a lot to be desired. I ordered the Waimea Caesar Salad which was hugely disappointing. I must admit that it is very difficult to get a decent (and original) CS, but this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$28
Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Waimea Road | Waikanae Beach, Waikanae 5036, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Kapiti Coast  >  Waikanae
  • Phone Number: +64 4-293 4240
Absolute beach front location, sunsets, live music, range of authentic Sicilian-style pizza to fine-dining quality food, well groomed wine list, NZ craft beers on tap including our very own Sacred Water Pilsner and Waimea Ginger Beer. Relaxed friendly environment with good times for all. We would love to have you in.

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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
over a year ago
Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand

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