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The Stratford Mountain House

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$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Pembroke Road, Stratford 4352, New Zealand
+64 6-765 6100
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

We called into the Stratford Mountain House for some refreshments after a nine hour hike up the mountain and through the bush. We were a bit sheepish about going into the bar because this is a very classy establishment and, as you can imagine, we were looking a bit rough. However the staff welcomed us warmly. We mentioned that our... More 

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Stratford, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Took advantage of their mid week deal dinner bed and breakfast. It was our wedding aniversary. Staff were really..friendly and helpful.Room was spotless,comfortable bed,coffee and tea making,spa bath all good. The hosts gave us a bottle of chard which was very kind and delicious. Thankyou all at Mountain House and Merry Xmas.

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Thank Jane H
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Pre-Christmas evening get-together with friends. The weather was beautiful and from our table we had a lovely view of the mountain peak. The Menu was not extensive but there was a dish for most tastes. The food was beautifully presented in tall stacks. For a starter my husband and I shared the 4 large pieces of garlic bread with a... More 

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Thank AmershamP
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We ate lunch here. Managers and staff were great gave us lots of advice about the mountain tracks. Nice sunny location.

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Thank Mel N
Hamilton, New Zealand
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

We attended the Fringe Garden Festival which was a wonderful experience and we stayed at the Stratford Mountain House. The gardens were fantastic and we will go again next year.

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Thank dianne b
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015 via mobile

Visited for lunch. Been a long time since I've visited the Mountain House. I was impressed. Modern, clean, very friendly, great menu. Service was second to none. I really enjoyed my steak sandwich and my friend was impressed with the fish burger. I would certainly visit again. And to finish with a quick drive up to mountain carpark to check... More 

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Thank Rex S
Perth, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Romantic locale for drinks and dessert. Really enjoyed the intimate vibe of the restaurant. Staff were attentive, friendly and prompt. I'd recommend it for couples. It was snowing when we visited, and the restaurant was warm and cosy.

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Thank Sarah_Rose2014
Stratford, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

The food was fantastic. The new manager and staff were very friendly and helpful. It was a very enjoyable night. Would certainly be visiting again soon.

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Thank PaulaZ69
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Went with friends and family to a warm, snug and pleasantly furnished restaurant that on a cold wet afternoon should have been ideal but the service was slow the bar over priced and the meals frugal. Not a establishment I would wish to return on the next bleak afternoon or evening should the Occassion arise.

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Thank Derek T
Thames, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

Popped in here after a drive up the mountain. Lovely restful place. Great hot chocolate in front of the fire. Fine dining and reflected in the cost. Coffee stop only this trip

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?