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Welcome to The General At Lakes

The General at Lakes—an exquisite extension of the acclaimed eatery ‘The General’ in Mount Maunganui. Delight in our fresh menu showcasing the finest NZ produce, spanning breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Indulge in an enticing cabinet brimming with freshly baked treats, pastries, and sandwiches. Elevate your experience with our masterfully crafted cocktails, complemented by a curated selection of fine wines and ice-cold beers.

We pride ourselves in excellent and friendly service, fostering a warm and welcoming environment for the entire family. Join us at The General at The Lakes and savor the perfect fusion of exceptional cuisine and a truly memorable dining experience.

Enjoy poached eggs at The General cafe

Did You Know…?

The General is available for private functions! From corporate events to birthdays, we’ve got a unique, open and airy space that’s situated in the heart of The Lakes. From set menus to delicious canapes, no matter the occasion – we’ll take care of you and your guests!

Fully Licensed

Craving an ice-cold beer, wine or cocktail? We’ve got you sorted with a range of local, national and international beers and wines plus a cocktail menu to please all!

Fresh In-house

We only use the best: fresh, sustainable, free-range and organic where possible. From daily baked bread, cakes and slices to locally sourced produce and house made relishes – taste the difference in every bite!

Functions & Catering

Did you know that we can also curate a catering menu for your special event? You can even host it at The General! Our catering options are endless – no matter the occasion, we’ve got the food and space for you!

Family Owned & Operated

At The General, it’s a family vibe. We’re a passionate team of locals that are all about making sure that our guests have a good time.

Book Your Table

Restaurant makes it easy to book reservations online, without having to call or visit a restaurant in person.