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Ratanui Lodge Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
European, New Zealand
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818 Abel Tasman Drive | Golden Bay, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7998
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

The food here is wonderful. The only option is the special of the night, but I'm here to tell you that the food is really special. They will go out of their way to take care of your dietary concerns. And, if you talk about what you like, you might just find it ending up as either an entree or... More 

Thank struck
Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

See our review of the Lodge. Great experience and would recommend. The menu is set for the night so you get the chance to decide if you want to eat in or not. Good to see some locals also eating in, always a good sign

Thank wattie58
Rochester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

As we only came for dinner we cannot comment on anything else but we had a lovely meal in elegant surroundings served by a very nice man (STEVE I THINK!) because I do not each much fish except salmon they very kindly did me a smoked salmon bruschetta whilst my husband had the other fish starter. The food was delicious... More 

Thank Linda T
Ontario, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

We dined twice at Ratanui Lodge , enjoying 2 of their "set menu meals" prepared by Chef Chris. All 3 courses were executed by a chef who is clearly at the top of his game.

Thank Mary W
Nelson, New Zealand
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

Delicious vegetarian dinner option that did not disappoint. Superb flavours and beautifully prepared. A choice drinks menu quenched the thirst and accompanied the dinner meal. Breakfast was of beautiful fruit and cereal selections with accompanying liquids. The choice of a cooked breakfast menu if desired and this was a worthy choice.

Thank John H
Ashburton, New Zealand
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73 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Make sure you book in to dine here and look at the menu to see what it is for that day. For $65, three courses its not bad value. Leave time to have a cocktail, they are the best and a great size. Most in house guests dine here but wont let put you off, its great to have something... More 

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127 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

This was our best meal in Golden Bay. We ate there on the same night as Outbiking99 - same menu as the small restaurant offers a single price single menu meal for pre-booked guests only. The restaurant service is silver service standard. We know the Lodge was fully booked that night as this was the first night of our three... More 

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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

We rang in the morning to book ahead as this was a significant anniversary for us. They made it sound like they were fully booked so asked us to be there at 6pm. We arrived early and had a pleasant but simple cocktail outside. We were then asked to make our way to the dining room. We were the only... More 

Thank Outbiking99
Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

We had a family meal here and the food was delicious. The service was fantastic and they were so accommodating as we had our 3 and 9 year old with us so they halved the portion sizes and changed the entree to something the children would enjoy. The portion sizes were very generous and well presented. It was beautiful food... More 

Thank EmmaNickE
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Our second stay at Ratanui. Absolutely awesome. Amazing service food and cocktails! Can't wait to return.

Thank gizthomas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 39 - US$ 39
European, New Zealand
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 818 Abel Tasman Drive | Golden Bay, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Pohara
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 7998
  • This restaurant is at Ratanui Lodge
The Dining Room at Ratanui Lodge serves set 3 course meals nightly for $55 (subject to change). Menu changes daily. Sourcing fresh local produce, the best cuts of meats, and fresh local fish, with a substantial wine list featuring New Zealand wines. Relax in the cocktail lounge, outside on the quiet patio, or in front of the wood fire before dinner. Reservations Essential by 12pm.Sample Menu: Italian onion soup with fresh wholemeal bread. Venison tenderloin with blackberry jus and wasabi mashed potatoes. Brazil nut and almond torte. Wines focus on the Nelson region, including Neudorf, Brightwater, Waimea, Kina Beach, Rimu Grove, and Kina Cliffs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?