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Pihanga Cafe & T Bar

$$ - $$$European, , Cafe
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
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“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“curry” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an alternative to other options in the Chateau Tongariro the Pihanga Cafe & T Bar presents good fare at a reasonable price. Sandwiches are very good and there's an adequate offering of beverages. Reservations are taken but not necessarily managed very well. A quick...More

1  Thank themolitors
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as couldn't do the high tea. The place is lovely. Staff friendly. Not too overpriced. Meals are huge Snow on the way too cafe

Thank Jen N Brett S
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Expensive for what it was. Not at all great especially given the location. This should be a place we can be proud of as New Zealanders Where our great food can be showcased. But no

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 3 September 2017

food was not very tasty ,we didn't had many option menu is very limited and very small portions and very expensive .wont be back sorry

1  Thank foodtraveler24
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Nice cozy, casual dining. Staff were excellent, very friendly and caring. Just had the club sandwich and the Chateau burger as we were not that hungry, wow they were so generous and so tasty, such a good choice and so reasonable!!

1  Thank shirley c
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice menu selection. There was somthing to cater to all tastes. Great coffee and service. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank richard h
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

What can I say, if you thinking of going don't. Food is rubbish and expensive, we had A club sandwich at $16.00 the sandwich was soggy with a horrible taste, the fries Were disgusting. The manager in her fiftys Spent most of her time snapping...More

1  Thank PaddingtOn44slk
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

The only good thing about this restaurant was the friendly waiter. Unfortunately the food at Pihanga Cafe was quite distasteful. I ordered a caesar salad, and as you can see from the picture, it really was not pleasant. It was watery, the egg was almost...More

1  Thank GraceMcCauley
Reviewed 16 May 2017

the meal was lovely, the service great and not expensive for where we were. But the pudding was disappointing - no mention made of the odd strawberry sauce - think jam - all over the blueberry shortcake - if we were warned, we would have...More

Thank AnnetteRM2015
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Loved this restaurant. High quality food with good variety. Service was excellent. Reasonably priced for where it is.

Thank kimz120
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Nearby Attractions
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.23 km away
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Taranaki Falls
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Contemporary
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Mount Ruapehu, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park 3951, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
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