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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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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
“set menu” (10 reviews)
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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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11 - 20 of 94 reviews

Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Ratanui came very highly recommended and the service and food matched the recommendation perfectly well. Steve is a great host without trying too much so it all feels very natural. Attention to small details (e.g. didn't even need to ask how my aunt likes her...More

Thank Roberta B
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Visiting Ratanui Lodge is compulsory for us whenever we visit Golden Bay. Everything is superb from the moment you enter the door. Steve is the best. Warm greeting and amazing service always. The cocktails are delicious and the food is consistently top notch. I even...More

Thank Tania M
Reviewed 10 January 2017

The menu changed everyday with a set starter, main and desert. Both nights we ate at the hotel the meal was excellent and great value for money.

Thank Joanmeakins
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We found Steve the perfect host and enjoyed the 3 course meal. The outdoor drinks and indoor drinks lounge are relaxing and pleasant with pretty garden. The meal was very tasty with generous portions. We will eat here again next time we come to stay...More

Thank Ricardo71
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stayed 3 nights with Steve at Ratanui. We can't recommend it more highly. The wine list, fresh-fruit cocktails, menu full of local organic food, the birds, the thick feather bedding, Steve's hospitality and the elegant surroundings were brilliant. We didn't expect it when we...More

Thank Su A
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Had a 3 course set menu fine dining experience. Each course was absolutely yummy & beautifully presented. Would wholeheartedly recommend eating here.

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 31 August 2016

The beautiful crockery, and silverware abound gives the impression you are somewhere special. And you are. Food excellent, without being too rich. Service impeccable. Good wine list. Everything you want for a gorgeous meal in a gorgeous place.

Thank 66Claire
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

Comfortable rooms with en suite bathrooms. Spotlessly clean. Comfy beds. Great breakfast. Sadly, we didn't arrive on a night when supper was on offer. Nice friendly American escapee manager (?owner). Definitely the place to stay in Pohara Beach.

Thank philipharrison
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We booked dinner at the Ratanui Lodge for our wedding party the evening before our wedding in Pohara. Steve responded to our request immediately and was fantastic and very flexible throughout the planning process. From the moment we arrived the service provided by Steve was...More

Thank magicfish79
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Fabulous food, beautifully presented, great wine and best service ever! 3 course meal for $65 was well worth it. Creative menu and wonderful use of local ingredients.

Thank lrothman
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, 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
  • 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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