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The Stratford Mountain House

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$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Pembroke Road, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
+64 6-765 6100
09:00 - 21:00
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a difference! Smiles all round! Pleasent waiting staff and the food was supreme Well, my Blue. Cod fish was and the pumpkin soup was the best ever. Very attractively presented and the taste of each dish was just perfect. A lovely mountain atmosphere Busy too, I am glad we 8 people reserved as it was a beautiful sunny day... More 

Thank Derek T
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

our stay at the Stratford Mountain House was a refreshing break. We enjoyed a fabulous evening meal and an accessible walk along a well maintained mountain track close to the hotel. The hotel room was exceptionally clean and well maintained, the bed was very comfortable.

Thank msl6403
Hawera, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic service - we were greeted at the door. The quality of food is amazing, and the serving sizes are generous. Nestled up the mountain amongst the native forest, the views and ambiance are second to none.

1 Thank HaydenBaylis
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We recently had lunch here. The service was fantastic, the food was not. I had Ribs, Coleslaw and Fries: the ribs were beef and were both tough and tasteless. It looked and tasted as if Watties sauce had been drizzled over the top. The slaw was buried under the ribs so was warm and soggy. The fries, however, were great.... More 

Thank rwpearson
RodP44, Manager at The Stratford Mountain House, responded to this review

Good Afternoon I am sorry you did not enjoy your lunch at the mountain house as you can see from previous reviews everyone raves about the food. Just to clarify the ribs are PORK they are marinated and cooked 3 times and the sauce like all our sauces here are all homemade. So I apologize for your experience but am... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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130 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Took some friends from England there on Sunday. We were both surprised and delighted to see Rod and Lyn Pulford back as managers. The service was again exemplary and the food divine. The views of the mountain impressed both our U.K. friends and us. We would gladly visit again and highly recommend any establishment managed by Rod and Lyn. Thanks... More 

1 Thank nakiboys
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

A most enjoyable and relaxing stay. Accommodation was of the highest standard and a first class fine dinning experience. Our hosts Rod and Lynne plus their staff ensured that our stay made for a memorable visit and we shall be back. Strongly recommend to those who would enjoy a relaxing experince in a buetful location.

2 Thank rchil2n
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful breakfast which ticked all the boxes. The breakfast burger was right on the money. French toast was awesome and the fine coffee topped it off. A very relaxing environment as you look out the window admiring the mountain and birds. Your in safe hands with your hosts Rod and Lynne who run a well oiled team. Well... More 

Thank 374lachlanw
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49 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the edge of Mount Taranaki and were very happy with the high standard of accommodation, service, and the great fine dining. Strongly recommended. Staff were exceptionally helpful, professional and friendly. The lodge is a short drive away from one of the gateways to the main walking treks.

Thank ALEX-MAX-25
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My wife and kids and I stayed here and ate both dinner and breakfast here in late December. The place is run rather oddly but decor is clean and tasteful. The food was good but a tad old school with nothing really outstanding. Service was pleasant but could do with a little polishing.

Thank Rob H
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Stunning views of Mt taranaki from this restaurant. Stopped for a quick coffee and sandwich. Friendly staff and excellent food.

Thank Stacey H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pembroke Road, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  Stratford
  • Phone Number: +64 6-765 6100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?