Pātaka Kai

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


Hāngī Buffet Lunch

Infusing Māori flavours with an array of global cuisines

Hāngī Buffet Dinner

A truly unforgettable feast

Te Pō

Buffet Dinner + Haka

Sunday Brunch

Indulge in a Culinary Adventure

Whānau Card

Become part of the legacy

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, savouring 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.

Our famous Sunday Brunch Buffet returns April 14, from 10am to 2pm.

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

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


Heard about our Whānau Card?     If you are a NZ local, we have a great option that you might like to sign up to.  By joining the Whānau Card Legacy, you not only get fantastic opportunities and membership benefits at Te Puia | New Zealand Māori Arts & Crafts Institute, but you also become part of the legacy supporting the valuable work that contributes to the very fabric of our country.  Read more about this option here.