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Vi's Teahouse

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1180 Tarawera Road,, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were on our way to the lake. This cafe is at the buried village site, but you can use it without going in ( it is expensive). Lovely fresh food. Well worth a visit

Thank Jancrow4
Rotorua, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited with my parents for coffee and scones this morning. Lovely setting. Staff were just delightful. Those scones were wonderful with fresh cream and jam. Great coffee too!! All served quickly and with a lovely smile. Plenty of dates in Dads scone which made his day.

Thank sarahJ5662OR
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

Great tasty quiche and delish sandwich. Hit the spot perfectly. Great service to go with it. Brilliant photos showing the history. Recommend

Thank Ian S
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Recommend the date-scones, with the cream tea, with the lovely strawberry jam, hot pot of tea and fresh cold milk....muuuuummmm. Lovell.

Thank Stephen B
Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Food was nice and fresh and scones were very good, but selection was a bit limited. Coffee was good.

Thank Rockdog497
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Very quaint and pleasant way to recap on what we'd just seen and done. Lovely devonshire - homemade scones. Yum.

Thank Julianne M
Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2015

I am a Rotorua local and have been here many times over the years. Food is always of a good standard, prices fair and the service very pleasant and helpful. Very pleasant surroundings when sitting outside. The historic photos on the wall are so interesting.

Thank NZNana
Adelaide, Australia
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545 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2015

This is a delightful and unexpected find. It is part of the Buried Village complex, but separate from it, and available to the casual passer-by. Plenty of parking, and a bright, light area, with the free walls lined with historic photographs. The service is quick and friendly, the cakes are delicious, and the atmosphere just right. This is worth a... More 

Thank Paul S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive of a microwaved pie, but when it came out it was perfect. It was accompanied by a little bowl of what I thought was tomato sauce but turned out to be an amazingly delicious chutney. My wife's soup of the day was home made tomato soup, good and thick, with gluten free toast on the... More 

Thank Barnaby G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2012

This cute little teahouse is part of the Buried Village complex and it’s a quaint old-fashioned business with the quintessential Devonshire Tea – and it was very good! We toured the Village first then sat outside on the patio to have our ‘tea’ and a hot chocolate mid afternoon. If you are hungrier for more then there is also coffee... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1180 Tarawera Road,, Rotorua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Bay of Plenty Region  >  Rotorua District  >  Rotorua

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