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Floating Rock Cafe

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Pizza, European, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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Kuratau/Omori 30 Riverpark Drive RD 1, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
+64 7-386 0806
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Thanks to Will and the team for a great pizza and cool drink. Great spot and service and food great as usual.

Thank Graeme B
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

It's a little out of the way but worth the trip. So nice to sit above the grapevines and gaze at the stunning scenery all around. Dog friendly too. Wine very reasonable by the glass and pizzas are so so yummy.

Thank Karen P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Place was packed when we were there during a summer break. Was going to order food but felt the wait would be too long, so stuck to a drink and a cake - which was a great thing really as it was so popular. Must drop in another day when its not so busy.

Thank ToTravel2Live
Owhango, New Zealand
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Lovely location, the pizzas were nice, found the staff not very welcoming or friendly. Just ok.... obviously not trained in giving great customer service! No where else close to eat so may be why...

2 Thank Kaisiedaisie61
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

A simple menu, with yummy fresh food! The pizzas are cooked as you watch in the feature pizza oven! Open only during school holidays this place is just what you need after a day at the lake - fantastic wine and a place to relax with friends and family.

Thank Lindynz
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Wood fired pizzas were great. Rose was even better. Loved the spot will be back for sure. Maybe more variety on the food side would set this place in a direction that would benefit greatly. Thanks team

Thank Ryan M
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

When we are in Kuratau, one of the daily treats is to go to Floating Rock Cafe. The pizzas are fantastic and the coffees and wines are always terrific. A high point is the excellent staff who are always cheerful and ready to help. There are few things better than sitting with good food, good friends, and gazing out at... More 

Thank jsclink
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

We have been there many times over the years and are always impressed. The wine, pizzas and coffee are excellent, there is great scenery of the vineyard and over the river, and they have exceptionally welcoming staff. We look forward to visiting every summer. Highly recommend!

Thank marybaines
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We visit often because we enjoy the pizzas and their rose. Unfortunately, this summer our impression has somewhat changed given the sullen attitude of young wait stuff who were unhelpful, unfriendly and generally uninterested.

Thank Damian B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem in kuratau. I would definatly recommend! Great outing for family and friends to enjoy delicious food and amazing wine :)

1 Thank 496terri

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, European, Cafe, Healthy, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kuratau/Omori 30 Riverpark Drive RD 1, Turangi 3381, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Turangi
  • Phone Number: +64 7-386 0806
Floating Rock Cafe/Winery is situated on the banks of the Kuratau River in the South Western corner of Lake Taupo. The Cafe is open for business 10am till 4pm during school and public holidays or by appointment. When open we serve delicious thin crust pizzas cooked in our new wood fired oven on decks above our boutique vineyard with expansive views down the beautiful river valley and of the ranges beyond.The property has two luxuriously appointed chalets within the vineyard which are available for rental (see bookabach listing numbers 4916 and 4917 for further details.4500 Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes provide the juice for our award winning single vineyard wines. All wines are available for tastings and sale at the Cafe.You definately won't be disappointed in a trip to our place!

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