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The Station Cafe and Restaurant

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Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
+64 7-892 2881
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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103 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the best meals I have eaten in a long time. I had the eye fillet and it was cooked to perfection, hubby had the lamb rack. Tasty flavours, good sized meals and reasonable prices. Great service, would highly recommend dining here if you are after some fine dining.

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Thank Harlegirl
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Today our family called in to The Station for another wonderful lunch. Having been here many times before I knew that The Station's pies were second to none. All four of us chose Lamb and watercress pies with fries and a beautiful fresh salad. We all gave them top marks! As a tour operator I often bring my groups in... More 

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Thank Jamie A
Taumarunui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and consistently great food. Have eaten here a number of times and have never been disappointed. Sunday roast .... fantastic

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Thank Carolyn F
Oroua Downs, New Zealand
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96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food here is fantastic, served by very helpful and friendly staff. Not o the Main Road so you won't come across it by just driving through National Park settlement - it's located, obviously, next to the railway line, just a couple minutes from the main road.

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Thank LMB27958
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants around. Set in the railway station, you can see the trains go by whilst eating the excellent food choices from the chef. Excellent service from all the wait staff was the 'cherry on top'

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Thank Erin D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful night out, I had the mushroom entree, my husband and I both had the beef eye fillet, and then for dessert we had the sticky date and sweet crispy springrolls. There was absolutely nothing left on our plates, as everything was just too delicious. The lamb dish looked amazing, as another table had the lamb. We tried... More 

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Thank SallySal2016
Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last visited at midnight many years ago on the smoky express, now a kindly restored place of homely welcome, warmth and wonderful food - not a heavy tea cup or old warm meat pie in sight! Our local bred hosts know their territory and though busy had time to chat - and add an extra touch for our celebration. Certainly... More 

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Thank 282nealw
Sligo, Ireland
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A really great atmosphere with very friendly staff and excellent food. What more could you ask for? Would highly recommend.

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Thank Keith O
Victoria, Australia
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cosy restaurant, good service and tasty food. We had a lovely meal, well cooked tender steaks and great coffees. Even had a train go by!

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Thank Gail8
Cambridge, New Zealand
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the atmosphere, prices cheap in comparison to most Cafes, all home made cabinet food. Was disappointed with the nachos. Needed a bit more love in preparation. Service etc great. Would go back again.

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Thank Flax4Sue10

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Findlay St, National Park Village 3948, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  National Park Village
  • Phone Number: +64 7-892 2881

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