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43 Ballarat Street | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9393
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“profiteroles” (65 reviews)
“beef wellington” (127 reviews)
“cheese roll” (40 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
43 Ballarat Street | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Weekend for 2 down in Queenstown, no kids this time, went to Rata, what a wonderful experience. Online, I checked out the menu, not too much to grab me, but once there decided to try a couple of new things, including the Beef wellington, so...More

Thank GuyserJ
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We absolutely loved Rata, and returned for a second night on our 5 days visit in Queenstown. It s by far the most refined place in town and the food is lovely. We loved the scallop special and the beef main! Starter are also super...More

Thank deedaming
Reviewed 5 days ago

I'm so pleased we made a reservation for Rata. I would have to say it was the best meal during our trip to New Zealand. The dishes were inventive, flavorful, and beautifully presented. They were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions (gluten free/dairy free). This...More

Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 6 days ago

We slipped into Rata after walking the half marathon on a Saturday. The menu was inexpensive ($28.00 for two courses) and of excellent quality. My angus beef was tasty and tender and my friends also enjoyed their mains tremendously. I finished off my meal with...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here. The food was well cooked and presented. A feast for the eye and taste buds! Everything was above average. Definitely the best dining experience we had in Queenstown. Save some room for dessert. It definitely is not to be...More

Thank JenJenE
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before our trip to New Zealand, I made reservations at many of the fine restaurants in the places that we were visiting. As our three week trip progressed, we discovered that, by dinnertime, we were more interested in having something light in front of the...More

1  Thank Scott B
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Queesntown, you must try their Beef Wellington. Make sure you pre-order this as it comes up as their specialty

1  Thank lie_budi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was marvelous; ambience ok given it was a modern building. Staff were very good (friendly too). Drink selection; cocktails are a must, wine choice ok, but not disappointing.

Thank roger h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is located behind the main street and just behind the pub. Very contemporary and friendly staff. Food was absolutely delicious! Good food and presentation. Highly recommend if someone is looking for decent high graded food. It would be nice if they can provide...More

Thank Jocelyn K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I guess the lesson is don't eat seafood in an inland restaurant even if they are said to be 5 star. Our host notified the restaurant and the restaurant thanked us for letting them know about the food poisoning which my son got as a...More

Thank Kris s
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30 August 2017|
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Response from jen101Auckland | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on your definition of kid-friendly. There were well behaved children on the night I visited. It is definitely not a place for children to run around, complain or tantrum- no kid's menu. It is more a grown... More
29 October 2016|
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Response from Janelle G | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be best, I'd think no shorts out of respect for the elegant setting & immaculately dresses wait staff - enjoy :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$15 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Ballarat Street | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 9393
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Rata is a collaboration between internationally recognised Michelin starred & New Zealand Masterchef judge, Josh Emett and highly regarded local restaurateur, Fleur Caulton. Their company, Mayfare Limited, is fast becoming synonymous in New Zealand for creating genuine dining experiences that are contemporary and inspired. 'Uniquely Southern', Rata takes inspiration from the Southern landscapes and everything that epitomises New Zealand. The decor uses influences from the Otago scenery mixed with modern industrial elements and reclaimed & repurposed vintage items to create a uniquely contemporary and welcoming dining room. Queenstown's cooler climate lends itself to Josh's love of slow cooked dishes and robust flavours, the discipline of his Michelin star background and that of Executive Chef Chris Scott who heads up the Rata kitchen, ensures elegant well-balanced and inspired cuisine that always showcases the best of regional and seasonal produce. The wine list proudly showcases wines from the Otago region and afar with a large selection of wines by the glass to give the diners variety, and match easily with the style of food. Rata is a relaxed eating-house with a neighbourhood feel, excellent service and exceptional food. Located discreetly away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, tucked alongside heritage buildings with several dining spaces perfect for lunch, dinner and casual grazing. Rata is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy award winning and genuine Southern hospitality.
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