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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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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good8%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gazpacho” (3 reviews)
“pork” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
818 Abel Tasman Drive | Golden Bay, Pohara 7183, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 4 nights and if you are visiting Abel Tasman this is the comfort and service place to be. Steve the partner owner can’t be beat in terms of friendly and knowledgeable support to enjoy the area. Hiking was our reason for visiting and...More

Thank Drrobjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two of us had the 3 course set dinner menu for $65 each. The starter was beetroot/goats cheese/tomato. The main was pork with vegetables and the desert was banoffi pie. Lovely food and exceptional service, all combined with a silver service fine dining experience....More

Thank Foodape
Reviewed 6 February 2018

As mentioned in our review the set 3 course menu was among the best tasted in NZ. Good wine lis with the knowledgeable Steve in charge. Bookings strongly advised.

Thank RobertS S
Reviewed 15 January 2018

My hubby and I had dinner here and it was fantastic. We had cocktails outside in the courtyard in the shade prior to dinner. The cocktails were fantastic and the atmosphere and location are lovely. Dinner was lovely too and they accommodated my allergy to...More

Thank R8782IBkatieb
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We couldn't be happier that we stumbled on this place (despite not staying in the lodge) through TripAdvisor and made a reservation after reading these reviews! I rarely write reviews (and living in NYC we have our fair share of amazing food options) but felt...More

Thank jess10236
Reviewed 24 October 2017

A set menu with one choice but everything done very well and a lovely atmosphere too. Would go back.

Thank Greiggarious
Reviewed 6 August 2017

It was lovely to eat in house and not have to worry about driving. Thoroughly enjoyed the cocktails. The atmosphere was friendly and very pleasant. Superb food. Definitely a must.

1  Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Amazing service, faultless meal and great value for a set 3 course menu. A gluten free option was easily made for one of our party with no fuss. So helpful.

1  Thank Hope444
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Dinner here was amazing, with great attention to taste and detail in the dishes. Service was exemplary, with Steve taking care of our party. Breakfast was wonderful as well.

1  Thank CyberDawg
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We decided to splash out for my birthday and so stoked to have chosen the best restaurant in the bay. For people with multiple dietary requirements it is always a treat to find a place where you can relax knowing that all your needs have...More

Thank devangi108
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
  • 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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