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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (13 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“steak” (7 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great ambient atmosphere with friendly staff and service. Food was nicely cooked to near perfection and nicely presented. The price was somewhat on the expensive side and quantities limited. If you are staying at the Chateau then this is the place to have dinner.

Thank Yash L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were guests here with our family at dinner time. The menu had lots of hope. Warning - its pricey for what you get in return. There was a fixed price menu offer. We took it. We had entrees of the venison (two of us)...More

Thank West_Tx_54
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here two nights and food was fabulous. Service good and ambiance nice. Both couples and families welcome. Big room and although full , was quiet. Breakfast in same room - great selection from Buffet menu. Missed not having barista coffee option.

Thank Joanne J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meals were ridiculously priced and tiny! They also lacked flavour. The staff were friendly enough though and the presentation of the meals and the dining area was excellent

Thank Grace d
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We came expecting a nice dinner. Presentation was good but everything else was very average. Service slow, food lacking taste (we suspected our side was microwaved) and very overpriced for what it is.

Thank Nicolas V
Reviewed 18 August 2017

situated on the ground floor of the Chateau Tongariro Hotel, its decoration retains its charm. the food was good and of very high quality. Highly recommend the Chateaubriand!

Thank Douglas H
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I had two dinners in this restaurant. The a la carte menu and the standard menu are both very good. This is not 'haute cuisine' but it offers very good food and wine. The staff was very helpful and friendly but some were a little...More

Thank adm_singapore
Reviewed 30 July 2017

We stayed at the Chateau Tongariro Hotel and enjoyed breakfast & dinner at the Ruapehu Restaurant. Breakfast was included with our hotel lodging. Good selections for both breakfast and dinner. Lovely setting....old world charm....thoroughly enjoyed our visit here.

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Nice food, middle of the road prices. We had a set menu 3 courses $68. I would pre book to avoid disapointment.

Thank richard h
Reviewed 21 July 2017

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
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22 July 2017|
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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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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