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Rātā pays homage to Southern New Zealand. A modern light-filled eatery tucked away in the centre of bustling Queenstown, surrounded by an urban forest of native trees with a backdrop of some of the regions oldest historic buildings. It is the essence of New Zealand. Rātā creates genuine dining experiences featuring well balanced and inspired New Zealand cuisine, coupled with generous service delivered by our skilful team. The menu is of New Zealand. The best we have to offer from diverse cultural traditions coupled with freshest quality produce and ingredients from the region which includes our commitment to sourcing organic ingredients and following sustainable practices. We also preserve,
US$15 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
European, Healthy, New Zealand, Contemporary
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food, attentive service and a lovely environment. Highly recommend, a truly special dining experience!

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 11 December 2021

The moment you go through the door at Rata you know you're going to have a good experience. Excellent service and delicious dishes.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

Rātā is delicious, inventive, generous & adventurous, so wonderful! Had a great meal here of steak and pork and 2 beautiful vegetable dishes as well as a fire cracker cocktail and local red wine and beer. Bathroom is also lovely and clean and the ceiling...is cool!More

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021

We could not fault Rata on anything. It was without doubt one of the best meals we have had in a very long time, Every dish was delicious, and the service was also top notch. It certainly isn't the cheapest meal in town, but if...you want to treat yourself - go nuts.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 7 October 2021

We had a selection of dishes from the Starters and Sides to share. This was a perfect way to enjoy a delicious meal. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 October 2021

Service & food second to none and always consistent. Yeserday's lunch was : entre of crudo (sooo good), main of perfectly cooked duck breast followed by lemon curd with lemon sorbet, Italian meringue and kawakawa crumb - delicious. My wife's main was a warm lamb...salad also very nice. All washed down with a Te Awanga chardonney (from Hawkes Bay). We will definitely be back soon.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 2 October 2021 via mobile

Outstanding service & the highlight of our experience. Staff were very friendly & super efficient , they kept refilling our water glasses, offering more drinks & clearing empty plates quickly & no long waits for our food. An interesting take on paua with the coquettes..., the kingfish entree is a must certainly the star of the show, the salmon was also very good, we ordered the shearing merino lamb main for the two of us but it could have easily feed 3 people. A shame it isn’t served with anything else but we ordered the horopito potatoes & that paired nicely. Drink wise the basil lemonade and apple sour were both very tasty & refreshing. Overall we really enjoyed our whole experience. A credit to team solid performanceMore

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 26 September 2021

Delicious, locally produced food, amazing flavours and presentation, knowledgeable waiting staff and a beautiful restaurant space! Perfect place for something a little special.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

The food was mind blowing, the service top notch, and the wine list beautifully crafted. Can’t ask for more. The clams, the fish crudo and the venison were sublime. Can’t wait to go back!

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 28 August 2021

I had really high hopes for this one but I guess as nice as it was, it just wasnt memorable. Its missing the 'wow' factor. Location wise, its tucked away behind other buildings (so no view). It had a Scandinavian, almost school dinner type feel...to the style of the restaurant. It was lacking personality. The service was friendly and the wine choice good. The main menu was a little lacking in choice but the lamb we had was delicious.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Response from R482MSdebbies | Reviewed this property |
Sorry. I don't know. I think that the Executive Chef might have as I believe he has an association with Gordon Ramsay
12 August 2018|
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Response from 512sallyr | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately. Wine is by the glass though, as well as by the bottle.
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30 August 2017|
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Response from NZtouristinNZ | Reviewed this property |
No quite posh so I probably wouldn't take them
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Rātā is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5