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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (7 reviews)
“cheese board” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 154 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

The restaurant is on the ground floor of this extraordinary hotel. The decor is a visual treat in a quirky kind of way. With the location being so isolated we were not sure how the food would be. It was a delightful surprise to find...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 5 days ago

I had a salad...it was great...my wife had the French Onion soup...no cheese, a crouton instead of French bread and too salty to eat (though they took it back without question). Two shared a Chateaubriand and it was cooked perfectly and was as "good as...More

Thank TomCincinnatus
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a hike of the Tongariro Alpine crossing, we have a great meal here. A New Zealand Pinot Nior and the steak for two. Service was attentive and friendly and made for a nice night after a super long day.

Thank Mike21NJ7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For two of our three nights we had to choose from a set menu, not a problem, all options were delicious, but we went a la carte the third night, and it was wonderful, as were the breakfasts...

Thank Jqqls
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Food was lovely, company great, service VERY slow but I didn't mind as was having a great time. I would recommend having patience and a reasonablebudget

Thank nzdarl
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Make reservations for this dining experience. Wonderfully prepared food with excellent presentation and service. Had the lamb rump, tomato soup and creme brûlée. Superb!

Thank momhay1957
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal off of their prix fixe menu. Each of us tried one of the three selections for appetizer, entree and dessert. All were wonderful. Great wine list. Wonderful ambiance.

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Had two excellent meals here. Food was great, staff friendly and efficient and lovely ambience. Beef tenderloins main and cardamom panacotta were highlights. Also had breakfast buffet here - good selection of hot and continental breakfast with the coffee machine being the only disappointment.

Thank Fourkiwis
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Was just perfect. The wine menu was very good, the waiter was lovely and the food just perfect. Well done.

Thank Jenflipcow
Reviewed 16 May 2017

the food was lovely but the sauces were odd - brown salty gravy all over salmon or chicken? The menu at the front wasn't offered - some dishes on it were available as the choice of 2 courses of three - but we were puzzled...More

Thank AnnetteRM2015
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22 July 2017|
Response from ChateauMgr | Property representative |
Good Morning You can view all our restaurant menus on our website . We have packages that include breakfast please call us directly so that we can assist you Toll Free within New Zealand 0800 CHATEAU (242 832) Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU
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