Hungry? There's an array of foods to choose from - from fine dining to take out.
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Roselands Farm & Garden Restaurant

Roselands is New Zealand’s leading Barbeque and Buffet Restaurant. Peacefully nestled amongst native bush and lush farm land and only 3km from Waitomo Caves Village.

Open from 9am daily. We offer morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner. Small to large group catering, walk-ins welcome. Specialty catering - weddings, birthdays, special occasions and work functions.

We offer the opportunity to dine outside, either on the decks or under our spectacular old cherry tree. This blooms in October and makes a picturesque setting. Over summer it provides a cool shady place to dine and enjoy the views of the surrounding award-winning gardens and native bush teaming with bird life.

Or dine indoors and enjoy the elevated views from the large windows in the main dining room.  On those cooler days cosy up next to the wood burner in our smaller dining area.

Our restaurant has two dining rooms - the main dining room seats 150 people and the adjoining dining room seats 100 people. There is outdoor seating for 90 people. We are perfectly suited as a wedding venue and offer special menus plus equipment hire. Our premises are fully licenced and we proudly stock a great selection of premium wines as well as New Zealand beers and soft drinks.

Family activities, accommodation, established gardens and native bush walk onsite. Try adding some of the activities below (we offer combo rates for these too).

  • Farm Park – Feed and pet the friendly farm animals.
  • Angora Rabbit Shearing Show – 11.30am daily (subject to availability).
  • Win $1000! - A hole-in-one golf challenge to test your skills for a chance to win $1000!  or a FREE meal or $30 gift shop voucher.
  • Scenic Helicopter Flights – See Waitomo from above




Phone 07 878 7611

579 Fullerton Road, Waitomo Caves

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The Long Black Cafe

Located at the Legendary Black Water Rafting Co., this great location is ideal for those wanting a taste of New Zealand. With an extensive blackboard menu and display food, there is something for everyone.

Phone 07 878 7361

585 Waitomo Caves Road

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The Thirsty Weta Bar & Eatery

We are undoubtedly The Thirsty Weta, 'That's Beta'. An enchantingly great range of snacks, meals and beverages are available anytime we are open. We endeavour to offer quality.

Check out our Chef's choices for today; her menu boards change daily. We can cater for all parties, so please see one of 'The Weta Crew' at the bar for service. We are fully licensed. Try a cocktail, local or imported beer or relax with a glass of wine from our extensive beverage menu.

For your enjoyment we have Sky TV & free internet access for diners. Live entertainment on Friday nights with a free courtesy vehicle operating to get you back to your lodgings safely (conditions apply. Please ring us to confirm your booking.

We accept most major credit cards and are Bartercard members. Situated only 15 minutes from Waitomo, sit in or dine out in our street-side garden bar. 

The Thirsty Weta, 'That's Beta'

Phone 07 873 6699

57 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves Visitor Centre Café and Restaurant

Enjoy fresh, delicious Kiwi cuisine under a canopy of forest and sky. Our A La Carte menu features a selection of light and quick dishes, along with a drinks menu to match.

Phone 0800 456 922

39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo

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HUHU Cafe Waitomo Caves


For those wanting a quick snack we have a selection of sandwiches, bagels, cakes, slice, muffins and scones in our counter display.

We use mainly locally sourced, natural and where possible, organic ingredients. We aim to provide visitors with a memorable dining experience, with a genuinely New Zealand flavour. For travelers we want their HUHU experience to be a highlight of their visit.

Our menu is complemented with a range of quality New Zealand wines and beers. Our coffee is of the highest quality.

Our staff are knowledgeable, friendly and always helpful, providing efficient, skilled service. 

HUHU has been designed as a relaxing, stimulating environment in which to rest, enjoy good food and drink in Waitomo's ambiance. 

The view over the surrounding green hills & farmland is both beautiful & soothing. The outdoor deck is perfect for a quiet evening dinner during summer; the inside dining areas are comfortable & nicely decorated. A range of NZ magazines are available.

Phone 07 878 6674

10 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo

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Cloverleaf Cafe

Phone 07 877 8368

52 Moa Street, Piopio

Bosco Cafe

Phone 07 878 3633

57 Te Kumi Road, Te Kuiti

McDonalds Otorohanga

Phone 07 873 8525

Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Annie's Cafe Restaurant

Phone 07 871 0198

Jervois Street, Kawhia

Waitomo General Store

Phone 07 878 8613

15 Waitomo Village Road, Waitomo

Origin Coffee Espresso Bar

Phone 07 873 8550

7 Wahanui Crescent, Otorohanga

NZ Pizza

Phone 07 873 9008

13 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

The Big Apple

Phone 07 873 8753

Otorohanga-Te Kuiti Highway

Sushi Corner

Phone 07 873 9043

86 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Morepork Pizzeria & Cafe

Phone 07 878 3395

School Road, Waitomo Caves

The Orange Dinghy Cafe

Phone 07 871 0030

64 Jervois Street, Kawhia

Riverside Lodge

Phone 07 878 8027

1 Riverside Lane, Te Kuiti


Phone 07 873 7607

146 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Blue Chook Inn

Phone 07 871 0778

136 Jervois Street, Kawhia

Village Green Bakery & Cafe

Phone 07 873 8760

44 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Otorohanga Club Restaurant

Phone 07 873 8021

107 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Tiffany's Cafe

Phone 07 878 8872

241 Rora Street, Te Kuiti

Lavish Bar and Grill

Phone 07 873 8734

11 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Fat Pigeon Cafe

Phone 07 877 8822

41 Moa Street, Piopio

Ronnie's Cafe & Bar

Phone 07 873 7370

46-48 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga

Castle 91 Indian Restaurant

Phone 07 873 8612

91 Maniapoto Street, Otorohanga