The Lost Spring Café & Restaurant



121a Cook Drive
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Restaurant Opening Hours (Reservations Recommended)
Mon - Thurs: 9am - 7pm (last dinner orders 5.45pm)
Fri - Sat: 9am - 9pm (last dinner orders 7.45pm)
Sunday: 9am - 7pm (last dinner orders 5.45pm)

Spa Treatment Times (Bookings essential)
Monday - Sundays: 9.45am - 7pm

Geo-Thermal Pool Opening Hours (No Bookings Required)

Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm (Last entrance 5.30pm)
Friday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 9:00 pm (Last entrance 7.30pm)
Sunday: 9:30 am - 7:00 pm (Last entrance 5.30pm)

Food & Drinks

Drink Offering
  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Cocktail
  • Soft Drink
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate

Useful Tip

Stunning tropical lagoon setting!

What to Expect

The Lost Spring Café & Restaurant is located in the heart of Whitianga. Not only offering you a unique dining experience within a gorgeous tropical setting, but will deliver exceptional cuisine delivered by welcoming staff. 
We want you to be able to experience a taste of what the Coromandel Peninsula has to offer. The Lost Spring Café and Restaurant is a relaxing and cosy place to sit and enjoy our delicious all day menu.
We offer Coromandel inspired dishes using fresh, locally sourced produce – from home made cakes to go with your coffee to a luxurious three course dinner. 
The Lost Spring Café & Restaurant offers a dining experience you will not find anywhere else in New Zealand. Our fully licensed restaurant is set in the historic Mercury Bay school house adjoining thermal pools in a natural rain forest setting.
Sit within the Mercury Bay School house, on the TLS beach, the tropical set pavilion or up on the sky deck - all with views of the tranquil lagoon pool.

Our Menu
Our kitchen endeavors to appeal to everyone with an extensive menu available all day, every day. Our Chef's do their best to cater to your needs with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options available, just talk to the friendly team.

Menu options include:
  • Brunch menu
  • Small plates and tapas
  • A selection of platter options
  • Main meal options
  • Salads, Burgers and wraps
  • Sweet delicious deserts
  • Festive menus for functions (please contact us directly)
We have a wide range of non alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available.  
  • Tea and coffee
  • Fresh smoothies and juices
  • Cocktails
  • Wine and bubbles
  • Beer and ciders
Seating And Atmosphere To Soak Up
You have plenty of choice to sample our local delicacies in beautiful tropical surroundings.
  •  Inside our historic school house restaurant
  • Outside in the pavilion
  • On our cocktail deck overlooking the lagoon or soaking in the pools
  • Soak up the sun on the TLS beach
Cafe Opening Times
A great place for brunch, lunch, early dinner, coffee & cake, or simply drinks with friends. Lose yourself at The Lost Spring, Whitianga!

Bookings And Reservations
For table reservations call +64 (0) 7 866 0456 or click the email us button above.
For function reservations, please email our events co-coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We recommend booking ahead to secure your table. 
Pool Side Service is available every day from our friendly poolside service team.
We only allow supervised children over 14yrs into the thermal pools. The Day Spa is 16 and over. Supervised children are allowed in our Café. 
On public holidays we have no public holiday surcharge. 



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  • The Lost Spring Menu
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  • Day Spa Brochure
    View our Day Spa brochure if you would like to treat yourself to a relaxing massage, body treatment, pedicure, manicure or facial before or after your meal with us!
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  • The Lost Spring Brochure 2017-18 Edition
    Download our list of Geo Thermal Pools, Day Spa and Dining Options to decide which one you will treat yourself to!
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  • The Lost Spring Day Spa Whitianga April 2018 Brochure
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I adore this place. The prices are fantastic, the spa is the best I have ever seen; it really is paradise. We had dinner on one visit and even the food was brilliant. The staff are well trained and helpful, the owner is a delight. I don't know enough positive adjectives to describe just how much I loved my visits to the Lost Springs.

One of the best that I have been to in along time. Thank you guys soo much for the hospitality, the cocktails and the food. It was nice to get away and enjoy the moment of being in paradise xx


The Lost Spring is a unique and lovely thermal pool destination. This special place feels like being in a different world - beautiful setting, peaceful, therapeutic, with plenty of quiet places, fabulous water temperature choices, lots of fresh water to drink, food and refreshments readily available if wanted, and a very nice cafe/restaurant. How do I recommend it? GO! 

A true spa environment for a perfectly cooked brunch on the first day of 2016. Had a lovely chat to owner Alan who shared his story and his passion for this special place which is very well run and exudes tranquility.

Cherie Ladkin

Whitianga • The Coromandel • NZ

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