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Roselands Waitomo Caves

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579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
+64 7-878 7611
08:00 - 22:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were a group of 27 from Wellington and did one of the Waitomo Cave Adventures. I booked at Roselands for dinner. We did get there when it was dark so unfortunate that we didn't get to see the surroundings. Roselands is a great setup for a large number of people.The rugby was playing on a big screen so the... More 

Thank ads6161
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my wife on a mistery tour as part of a birthday treat and we stayed in the cosy Roselands cottage, enjoyed a lovely BBQ lunch and dinner and wines at very reasonable cost. Being out in the country side and up the hill provides a lovely outlook onto farmland and bush. The restaurant provides good, healthy and simple... More 

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wales uk
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Roselands to camp overnight for free in their car park in order to see Waitomo glow worm caves, and whilst we were there we popped in to sample the $10 all you can eat casserole, potatoes and rice. We had 2 helpings each, 6 Tui beers and 4 little slices of delicious carrot cake for $55 total -... More 

Thank welshies2009
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73 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to this restaurant for lunch on our day tour to visit Waitomo Caves and a Kiwi Sanctuary. Our tour guide wanted us to experience a NZ BBQ lunch. I cannot make any comments as to the Farm Park itself, but it's a great place to stop for a bit of lunch. The portions were more than ample.... More 

Thank scubanutty
Llanelli, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in Waitomo to see some glowworms and intending to pay $75pp for the Spellbound tour only, after arriving at our hostel (Juno Hall), we were recommended Roselands - $10 all you can eat buffet which was superb (proper steak casserole, roasties and rice), $5 beers/glasses of wines, and for an extra $20, the owner would take us on... More 

Thank JohnWatts123
Central Oregon, Oregon
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181 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Good selection at the buffet style restaurant. All the food was good, and I especially liked the potatoes.

Thank walkalot4ever
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5 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Great place, the owner Ben is very friendly and helpful. We did the clay bird shooting which was awesome and then went back for dinner the next night. Very warm and welcoming place

Thank Jordan B
Columbia, South Carolina
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197 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Ate here while in Waitomo. You get a buffet style lunch with a grilled meat selection. Was pricey for what you get at $36 NZD/pp. After we ate we found a 50% coupon on bookme and feel it would be a much better meal at $18 vs 36. Food was pretty good and they have a dessert/coffee bar included.

Thank Jake K
Kuala Lumpur
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Great bbq lunch (with 1 choice of either steak, chicken, fish or mussels) with staple and salad buffet and homemade carrot cake and cookies. Also inclusive of fruits and coffee/ tea. Yummy steak. Had our food outside in front of the garden. Great natural ambiance The restaurant is halal certified.

Thank Travelysta
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing value.great stew all you can eat for $10 and cheep wine/beer really friendly and free parking for our camper van. Toliet clean and free Wi-Fi

Thank 1jane_1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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New Zealand, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 Fullerton Road | 3981, Waitomo Caves 3943, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Waitomo Caves
  • Phone Number: +64 7-878 7611
Roselands is New Zealand's first Qualmarked restaurant visitor experience. Roselands offers premium meat portions cooked on the BBQ just how you like it with a buffet of fresh home-made salads, sauces, bread and rice. A dessert buffet of home-made traditional New Zealand cookies and our ever popular carrot cake are available afterwards with tea and coffee. Roselands can accommodate anywhere from 1-300 persons in one sitting. Specialising in large group catering but walk-ins are most welcome. Offering fast and efficient service is our goal. You are able to begin your meal as soon as you walk in, or you can enjoy the experience of the BBQ with the BBQ chefs and interact with them as they cook your meat order. Roselands provides a genuinely New Zealand BBQ experience in a little slice of New Zealand paradise. Surrounded by nature and farm land Roselands is something that little bit different for a unique dining experience. Get back to nature while you are here and enjoy exploring the bush paths and award-winning gardens. Plenty of bird watching opportunities or get up-close and pet the friendly farm animals.

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