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Does your social group, retirement village or club want a really special degustation experience ex-Tauranga? Or do you have a wedding anniversary, special birthday, engagement or reunion to celebrate?

We have a wide range of venues to which we can take you for your special experience.

Transport is quoted for a 37-seater vehicle. Other vehicle sizes can be arrranged, but please note that venues may have a maximum or minimum number of participants required. 


"Palate was founded in 2005 by Mat McLean and Naomi Lee. The 45-seater restaurant was originally on a corner site in the main street in Hamilton, and, seven years, and three children later, Palate relocated to a larger, more purpose built location overlooking the Waikato river.

Our ethos has always been to provide consistently excellent food paired with stunning New Zealand wine. Over the past ten years, our business has evolved, become multi dimensional in what we can offer. Adding to this, it has become easier for us to find like-minded producers who share the same passion for top of the range products and providing guests with the best not only the Waikato region can offer..." (

COST: Degustation menu (food only) - $130.00pp.; including wines - $200.00pp. 
             Plus transport (37-seater coach) - $950

Details at:
https:/ palate-restaurant-degustation

Taste of Waikato at the Red Barn Hinuera, Matamata, is a premium five course degustation lunch/dinner, showcasing the best of Waikato’s naturally produced food. Located in the heart of rural Waikato, this dining experience comes with its own touch of Kiwi style.It offers guests a relaxing afternoon/evening in the beautiful rural setting of this iconic 500 acre heritage farm. The Red Barn chefs will share stories of the fresh, locally sourced ingredients used for each dish, from the buttermilk of the farm’s dairy cows to the fish in local lakes and rivers.
Guests will leave with an unforgettable experience, an insight into the region’s growing food trade, and a real taste for the flavour of Waikato.
The Red Barn has been delivering quality hospitality for groups, functions and weddings for over 12 years. Allow 3 hours for the Taste of Waikato experience (can be delivered in 2.5 hours and start times can be tailored to individual group itineraries).
Minimum 30 pax.
COST: 5-course degustation lunch or dinner - $129.00pp.; Wine matching (optional) -$40.00 (purchased at Red Barn on arrival).
Transport: 37-seater coach -$860.00
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We have been to Bracu several times & it's always a special experience. Their award-winning cuisine is always exceptional & the finest of seasonal ingredients, estate or locally-grown is crafted into taste treats.
Five-course degustation: $115.00pp. (+ Matching wines: $65.00pp.)
Transport (37-seater coach): $1,500.00
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Peppers on the Point, Lake Rotorua, is an historic retreat nestled in an idyllic spot at the edge of one of the North Island's most picturesque lakes. The lodge was constructed at Kawaha Point in the 1930's as a private mansion.
At this venue you will be treated to fabulous local cuisine, and fine wines fresh fom the cellar.
4-course degustation  & post-meal tea/coffee: $130.00pp.
The venue is happy for guests to order their own wine from the comprehensive wine list, & pay for it at the property as they depart.
Transport: 37-seater coach $1050.00
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A recent TripAdvisor review was extremely complimentary about this venue:
"The Bistro massively undersells itself. I was hopeful - but nervous - after reading other reviews - of taking my international business colleagues to The Bistro for dinner. They have hosted me in Michelin Star restaurants all over the world and I did not expect to find anything in Taupo which would measure up. But I did. The Bistro genuinely held its own amongst some of the top degustation restaurants in the world - all served with large dollop of kiwi humility that you can’t get anywhere else. I will make the trip from Tauranga just to eat here again and I am now a raving fan and will tell every foodie I know about this hidden gem of a place."
Degustation: $85.00pp. (food only) + matching wine $120.00pp.
Transport: 37-seater coach -$1,450.00
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