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The Landing Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, , Pizza
1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
+64 7-362 8502
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“chowder” (8 reviews)
“carrot cake” (3 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (2 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, Pizza, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Omg this place. The waiter was so cool handled our guys that we support we dignity and respect. Was there last night. The chowder is to die for. We sat next to the real fire place (Not gas) we were nice and warm. Thank you...More

Thank Denise S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We stumbled upon this by accident, however it's obviously well known and very popular. Small, but plenty of seating and it was great to be able to watch activity on the boat ramp. Good selection of wine and beer, great menu, very good value for...More

Thank Windyindy007
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome eggs Benedict great bacon and lovely lake view Friendly service and delicious water and coffee

Thank KassThomas
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Our friends live close to the landing and when we decided to visit NZ they said this was a place they wanted to take us to. We had to wait till the end of our stay to go as they were closed for a refub...More

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

On this freezing day we went for a drive and chancing upon this cafe decided to have lunch there as we felt they could do with the patronage on such a day. I chose Caesar Salad with prawns. Who puts hot poached egg on lettuce?...More

1  Thank chakendrick
Reviewed 4 June 2017

After driving hours we found a café alone by the lake. There was nobody around and we thought the little cafe would be closed. What a nice surprise. A cozy and warm cafe with a lot refreshments and coffee. We can say we had the...More

Thank Cristina S
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Past the the lovely silver fern groves, I arrived at Lake Tarawera and an amazing little coffee shop appropriately called "The Landing". It seemed like thousands of little food joints I've seen along the shores of countless lakes and seas, but don't expect fish and...More

Thank dflater2015
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Make sure you go to this café hungry as the servings are huge. Gorgeous setting looking over the lake. Booking is recommended as a very busy café.

Thank Millie W
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This is a fabulous spot for walking the dog, people & boat watching. The cafe has a spectacular backdrop. Our waitress today (red hair, glasses) was brilliant - very cheerful, very friendly and very efficient. The bread and delicious spreads to nibble on, with a...More

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

This is a great little cafe on the edge of the green lake. Great views overlooking the boat ramp and out onto the lake and mountain around. The service at the cafe was to a high level with food being served quickly and efficiently. We...More

Thank Bruce F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$18
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1064B Tarawera Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua
  • Phone Number: +64 7-362 8502
The Landing Cafe is situated on the edge of Lake Tarawera. It is the perfect place for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner.

We offer various types of cuisines that would suit everybody.

We are open 5 days a week from Wednesday-Sunday during Winter (May-September). Dinner bookings are essential during winter before 3pm.

We are open 7 days a week during Summer (October-April) from 10am.Booking is always recommended.
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