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Ratanui Lodge Restaurant

818 Abel Tasman Drive | Golden Bay, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
+64 3-525 7998
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
818 Abel Tasman Drive | Golden Bay, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Steve was more than lovely and there is such a wide range of cocktails to have. We sat outside in the sun and it was lovely in the evening, Steve made sure our drinks were alright and the service was just amazing. Would definitely reccomend

Thank Alexandra R
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We stayed one night at this lodge and wished we could have extended our stay. This is definitely a gem! We received 4-star accommodation with top of the line service. After a tasty dinner, we slept in beds with a feather top which was very...More

Thank 9pretzels
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were looking for something different in a dining experience and we were not disappointed with the food and service. We were persuaded by the owner to have a $65 pre-set menu but only he knew what the menu would be. We were right in...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

We spent 4 nights and if you are visiting Abel Tasman this is the comfort and service place to be. Steve the partner owner can’t be beat in terms of friendly and knowledgeable support to enjoy the area. Hiking was our reason for visiting and...More

Thank Drrobjw
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The two of us had the 3 course set dinner menu for $65 each. The starter was beetroot/goats cheese/tomato. The main was pork with vegetables and the desert was banoffi pie. Lovely food and exceptional service, all combined with a silver service fine dining experience....More

Thank Foodape
Reviewed 7 February 2018

As mentioned in our review the set 3 course menu was among the best tasted in NZ. Good wine lis with the knowledgeable Steve in charge. Bookings strongly advised.

Thank RobertS S
Reviewed 16 January 2018

My hubby and I had dinner here and it was fantastic. We had cocktails outside in the courtyard in the shade prior to dinner. The cocktails were fantastic and the atmosphere and location are lovely. Dinner was lovely too and they accommodated my allergy to...More

Thank R8782IBkatieb
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We couldn't be happier that we stumbled on this place (despite not staying in the lodge) through TripAdvisor and made a reservation after reading these reviews! I rarely write reviews (and living in NYC we have our fair share of amazing food options) but felt...More

Thank jess10236
Reviewed 25 October 2017

A set menu with one choice but everything done very well and a lovely atmosphere too. Would go back.

Thank Greiggarious
Reviewed 7 August 2017

It was lovely to eat in house and not have to worry about driving. Thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails. The atmosphere was friendly and very pleasant. Superb food. Definitely a must.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$38 - US$38
Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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