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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
+64 3-249 8801
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a really buzzing place to eat. We hadn't booked and had to wait 30 minutes for a table but worth the wait. Staff are very friendly and efficient. Food was very good and well presented. Worth a visit

Thank Pamela B
Nelson, New Zealand
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a night when the place was full to capacity with bus tours, numerous walk ins and those who had booked I could not believe the level of service and how promptly the meals were delivered to our table. I was impressed with my meal both in quality and size. I would not hesitate in returning to eat here.

Thank Brian F
Calgary, AB
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243 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for dinner and the roast special. The places was busy. We sat outside. Several servers came by to see that we were taken care of. The roast of the day was lamb. The lamb was good. Had a nice gravy and mint sauce. The accompanying veg were not so good. The wedge of pumpkin and roast potatoes were well... More 

Thank laxjunkies
Te Anau, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The outdoor setting and service was very good, however you get what you pay for in the meals. Very average. Came away a little disappointed. In all our meals, the meat was tough.

1 Thank Ssmit66
Coolum Beach, Australia
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173 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the steak and mushrooms and my wife the lamb shank. Both cooked exactly how we liked and the service was also exceptional. It was a busy Monday night but they kept up with all request. Would recommend this place for good pub meals and a nice cold beer.

Thank tenby50
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Restaurants in this town fill up quickly after the tours are done. We ended up here because they had room and were pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. We had a shrimp appetizer and I had a shrimp salad, the wife had the veggie burger. Both were great.

Thank NorcalGSP
Legana, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a bad place to get a decent pub type meal. Service was very good and the food was okay without going over the top. You might have to wait for a table, it is a popular place.

Thank DagzandLynnda
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went there on a referral from my airbnb. I am a solo traveler and sat at a small table (enough for maybe 2) right near the bar. I would have sat outside, but I do not care for cigarette smoke, which is unrelenting outside. After ordering my 3rd beer, I asked if I could order a burger. NO. I... More 

Thank TommyTNY
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at Te Anau mid afternoon and was looking for food, food was good, pleasant waitresses and good selection of beers on tap.

Thank Penang F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy, had to wait for a table. Given a very uncomfortable wooden bench seat table under roof eaves. It meant you ate and moved on, it was not a relaxing experience. Staff were friendly, food was good, but nothing exceptional.

Thank Sylvia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-249 8801

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