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River Valley Cafe - CLOSED

627 State Highway 5, Eskdale 4182, New Zealand
+64 6-836 7405
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
627 State Highway 5, Eskdale 4182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

A very pleasant stop after or before travelling through the Napier/Taupo Rd. Have stopped twice now (once each way) and it was a quiet and relaxing break to our trip, The coffee was of top quality and the bacon scone burger was an original idea...More

1  Thank maurice e
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We have stopped at River Valley café once before but it was a few years ago. This time we needed to have lunch before arriving in Napier so stopped here because we remembered it being a pleasant café in a lovely country setting. It had...More

Thank GulfHarbourBadgers
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Stopped on way to Rotorua, was"nt bad but had been better. Food & coffee good toh a little slow, staff seemed to have something else on their minds. Prices ok.

Thank Reg C
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We were on our way to Napier and looking for somewhere for lunch when we stumbled on this gem. Beautiful home cooked food in lovely surroundings. We loved the gift shop (and spent some money there). I had the beef and mushroom pie - real...More

Thank StickyNicky43
Reviewed 13 March 2017

A great secret place in the country with outdoor and indoor seating and the best cooking! Proper home made steak and mushroom pies, salads, and fabulous home baking. I had a fruit cake to die for!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband and I had visited this cafe on a previous trip to NZ and had a very pleasant experience. Unfortunately the place is now run down and the food and coffee very mediocre. Our cheese scone was so stodgy that it stayed with us...More

Thank Ross B
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Called in for a snack on our way to Napier. I ordered a lemon and ginger tea and a toasted sandwich. For tea I got green tea with lemon but thought it petty to complain. The sandwich should have had three fillings but it came...More

Thank David L
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Just had snack lunch here today. Roast vegetable panini and orange cake and a lovely teapot full of earl grey tea. Lovely surroundings well worth calling in. Very pleasant service. Highly recommended

Thank aileen c
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Just had the most wonderful lunch in that amazing place, cheap sounds, beautiful garden really good food, if you drive past i strongly recommend that you stop even if it's just for a coffee , vegeterian friendly !!

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch on our way home. Lots art, very relaxing, sat outside in garden. The only letdown was food took half an hour to be served but meal was super delicious. I had scallops with salad. So fresh & cooked perfectly with...More

Thank Denise N
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  • Address: 627 State Highway 5, Eskdale 4182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Eskdale
  • Phone Number: +64 6-836 7405
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