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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
09:00 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely lunch on a cold and wet day. Venue cosy and friendly, food was delcous with generous portions. Well worth returning!

Thank vicki_morkel
Kneeland, CA
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super slow service and unapologetic staff. The kind of place that can only exist when there's no competition.

Thank Jaime L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took a drive from Taupo to the national Park Station. Cafe was lovely. Friendly staff nice and warm inside and the food was all homemade. Reasonably priced as well.

Thank Lynne A
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top shelf eye fillet presented beautifully and a great portion too. Surpassed expectations. Always need to book here as they are always busy. Never ceases to amaze how many 'walk ups' can't get a table when we are there. My wife had sirloin which she loved, very tender and cooked m/r, just perfect. The team are friendly welcoming and the... More 

Thank Daicheryl
Cumbria, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't praise this place enough. Delicious food. Welcoming host. We enjoyed our first meal so much we immediately booked for the next night. A very comfortable place to be. Go there if you can!

Thank Sheila H
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We turned up at this restaurant at peak Sunday evening time, they found us a cozy table and offered up their roast meal of the day. Both of us had far more succulent meat than we are used to eating- and no dog to give the extra to! All served hot and in record time. We will be back.

Thank Robin G
Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited about 2 hours for food, then it was tepid and overlooked. The pork was tough; steak that was ordered med. rare was well done. I watched my dinner hang out under a hot lamp for too long, then it was scarcely warm when it got to me. After my husband paid, I let the chef and server know,... More 

Thank Hungrhiker
Los Alamos, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made reservations for dinner around 3:00 pm after finishing the Crossing. Dinner was a good way to end the day. We had chicken and lamb with cheesecake and coffee with ice cream for dessert. Not the most delicious meal we had while in New Zealand but satisfying nonetheless.

Thank HCr0ss
Lake Elsinore, California
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch and had a bowl of excellent soup. Went back again and had dinner - a side salad which I would rate as just okay and then the lamb which was very good. Only complaint I have is that the lamb was swamped with gravy so I suggest getting that on the side. On the whole, all... More 

Thank kiwi4ever
Ohakune, New Zealand
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64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our second time to have dinner here and our party of 4 all chose the fillet steak. The challenge for us was to see if all 4 steak came out the way we ordered from Blue , medium rare and medium. Well we were impressed. They was all perfect. Will certainly return again.

Thank Tongariro-Suites

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$24
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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?