Pātaka Kai

Restaurant, Bar & Café is open to the public daily for lunch and dinner

Experience breathtaking views of the magnificent Te Whakarewarewa geothermal valley when you dine at Pātaka Kai, Restaurant, Café & Bar.


Choose from a table on our balcony or indoors with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, savoring Māori-inspired dishes featuring fresh locally sourced produce. From steamed puddings to fresh kai moana or seafood, our tantalizing dishes offer an unforgettable feast that caters to all tastes.


Our Café, Hia Kai, is open daily from 9am to the public. Whether your morning coffee fix needs to be full-bodied, aromatic, or mellow our baristas will craft a delicious cup just for you…. and of course that will pair perfectly with freshly baked muffins, scones, and other delectable treats made on-site.

Our Hāngī Lunch Buffet from 11:30am, features a fusion of Māori and international flavours, from corn & watercress soup to chicken steamed underground in the hāngī. Book your table to secure your spot.

In the evening, Pātaka Kai Restaurant, Bar, & Cafe offers an unforgettable culinary journey from gourmet appetisers to mouthwatering mains, the Hāngī Buffet Dinner from 5:30pm, includes fresh seafood and salads, smoked Akaroa salmon, hāngī lamb and that classic Kiwi dessert, Pavlova.

Want to do more?  Combo your dinner with Geyser by Night or as part of the Te Pō Evening Experience!

Te Puia’s Sunday Brunch Buffet has become a firm local favourite. Indulge in freshly baked pastries, waffles, smoked Akaroa salmon, grilled bacon, mushrooms, pancakes, and sticky ribs just to name a few. (ONLY two more winter Sundays to go for our Brunch – last day 24th Sept – before our world famous summer Hāngī Buffet Lunch returns.)

Bookings are essential to secure your table- please click BOOK NOW.


Sunday Brunch Buffet

Leave Sunday brunch to us!

Hāngī Buffet Lunch

Infusing Māori flavours with an array of global cuisines

Hāngī Buffet Dinner

A truly unforgettable feast

Te Pō

Buffet Dinner + Haka