Open for dinner and breakfast. The restaurant and fully licensed bar provide an a la carte menu, and can also cater for group bookings and special occasions with buffets, set menus and finger food options available. Closed on Sundays.
The new bar reopened in May 2014, after a fire in November 2012 destroyed the previous bar (image of previous bar shown). Curly’s is open daily from 11am but closed on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day. Open from 1pm on ANZAC Day.
Florence’s Kitchen provides basic grocery supplies and is also a café. Opening hours can vary but standard opening as at July 2014 are 7 days a week from 7.30am until 5pm serving a breakfast and lunch menu as well as slices, muffins, sandwiches, and home-made pies.
Overlooking Waitomo Caves Village – this is where celebrities and rock stars like Katy Perry come for the “best food in New Zealand and Australia”. New Zealand wine, boutique beer, and cuisine made with local produce wherever possible. Menu options currently include green-lipped mussels, mini lamb burgers, pork belly and scotch fillet steak as well as a selection of sides and deserts. Fully licensed and stocks range of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine and spirits. The full range of KCBC is also stocked here.
The Long Black Cafe is a place you can sit back, relax and enjoy the high energy atmosphere as excited visitors depart and arrive for their Black Water Rafting and Ruakuri Cave adventures. In a rural setting and home of The Legendary Black Water Rafting Company, the Long Black Café offers friendly Kiwi service, delicious food, home-made breads, cakes and slices and a varied menu offering something for all from vegetarian to Halal and organic soft drinks and coffee together with a range of ‘Kiwi’ ice creams.
This café is part of the Kiwi Paka complex. They open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pizzas, salads, pastas and much more is available from their menu options.
Choose from a barbecue buffet lunch or dine from the a la carte menu. Indoor/outdoor dining set in native bush and gardens with extensive views over Waitomo countryside. The buffet includes a choice of NZ prime beef steak, fish fillet, chicken or mussels accompanied by a selection of vegetables, salads, pasta and breads. Home-made cakes and cookies along with fresh fruit for dessert. Fully licensed with a range of New Zealand wines and beers available. Book in advance through the Waitomo i-SITE and receive a free standard drink (either house wine, beer or soft drink) with your meal.
Located at Waitomo Adventures and offers a range of quick food including pies and sandwiches.
Situated within the Glowworm Caves visitors centre, this restaurant offers a selection of daily specials and many freshly made cabinet items featuring a selection of light and quick dishes together with a menu that combines local seasonal produce with Kiwi café culture. Look out over native bush as you dine. The daily full menu includes Vegetarian, Halal and Gluten Free considerations as well as a range of children’s meals. For a more casual setting, the café upstairs provides a selection of hot and cold snacks with organic soft drinks and coffees, together with a range of ice-creams.