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Raetihi Lodge Restaurant

$$ - $$$, International,
7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (2 reviews)
“mussels” (4 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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New Zealand, International, Contemporary, European
$$ - $$$
7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 13, 2018

we 3 women took a water taxi to Raetihi Lodge for dinner, and we were not disapointed with the service or the food, I had the steak which was huge and done to perfection.

Thank dicaldwell
Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We visited here with another couple off our boat, the man at the pier who worked for the lodge was exceptionally friendly & helpful however this did not carry through to the lodge. We were told we were not able to sit on any of...More

Thank LouiseG2720
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

The ambience is good here, waiting staff friendly and helpful. The meal though wasn't quite good enough. I had salmon and clams. Presentation was on the money, but the salmon was overcooked, which I can't really forgive. We shared a dessert, a sort of de-constructed...More

Thank TonyFromHackney
Reviewed February 14, 2018 via mobile

We took the water taxi (25 min from the Te Mahia resort to Raethi Restaurant. It is directly opposite and therefore does not have evening sun; so it might also be nice to visit for breakfast. My appetizer, heirloom tomato salad was exquisitely seasoned. As...More

Thank Luzi3
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2018

Thanks for your comments and we would love to welcome you back to Raettihi again.

Reviewed February 10, 2018

We stayed at the Te Mahia Bay Resort across the lake and our host gave us the recommendation to take a water taxi ride across the Kanepuru Sounds (10 minutes ride). We totally loved this experience. Our waitress was excellent, the food exquisite, the campari...More

Thank Energyseeker
Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

We had the opportunity to visit this fine place for dinner.we were greeted by the owner as he collected from our boat in the tender. We both enjoyed the meals which we accompanied with Loverly wine and great service. If you ever get the chance...More

Thank kruuza
Reviewed April 18, 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner with another family - steak was smokey flavoured and the best I had ever had. Kids meals beautiful, pre-dinner drinks outside lovely. Brilliant experience!!

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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We opted for the breakfast and 3 course dinner package... we are so glad we did. Exceptional quality of fresh produce and wines. The chef could work in any of the top restaurants around the world. Beautiful steak that melted in your mouth last night,...More

Thank Peta B
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We stopped in for lunch today, it was just perfect. The setting is stunning. We sat outside, not many people around so it was quite peaceful. I had the pearl cous cous salad with calamari, it was very generous serving and very nicely presented, and...More

Thank twebb21
Reviewed March 8, 2017

We ate here on both nights of our stay. The food was very good and the service friendly and efficient. We had Pan Seared Ora King Salmon with Russian potato salad, baked asparagus, rocket & macadamia nut pesto, finished with a lemon & mint yoghurt...More

Thank Lavarcham
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Questions & Answers
January 4, 2018|
Response from Mot_Kiwi | Reviewed this property |
The lodge has a boat that shuttles people back and forth, for a fee. Phone the lodge for details.
December 26, 2017|
Response from RaetihiLodge | Property representative |
Hi there, Booking is recommended as the restaurant often fills quickly for breakfast, lunch or dinner - but you can always call in for a coffee/drink anytime. We do accept walk-ins if there is availability. We have a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$26
New Zealand, International, Contemporary, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7124 Kenepuru Road | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough Sounds, Raetihi 7282, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Raetihi
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300
  • E-mail
Raetihi Lodge offers 14-rooms boutique luxury accommodation and 'destination dining' restaurant, that is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Rated 4-star plus Boutique by Qualmark, Raetihi Lodge is described as with luxury and comfort amidst the serenity and nature of the Sounds. Raetihi's Restaurant has fabulous views over the water, and offers quality meals using fresh local produce prepared by our chefs. Bookings are recommended. With our private Lodge boat, we offer discounted water transfers from Te Mahia Jetty for those eating in the restaurant. You can also arrive by your private vessel and pull up on our new floating jetty, or use one of our moorings.
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