The Ranch Bar & Grill

The Ranch Bar & Grill

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Hours
Sun
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tue
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wed
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.8 of 5 bubbles
About
Successful family owned restaurant operating now for 25 years. Our team works hard in providing exceptional service, quality food within a great atmosphere.
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles1,424 reviews
Excellent
497
Very good
539
Average
204
Poor
105
Terrible
79
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

jeffski2017
Chicago26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
I am a little surprised about some of the recent bad reviews. Te Anau is a crowded (but quaint) town: as our AirBnB host warned, you need reservations at any good restaurant there, and you generally cannot just walk in (as I am very used to doing). That seems to be a sticking point for many, but you can make reservations online. The service may have been a little slow (maybe...it's debatable), but I thought the food was excellent. I also thought the staff was friendly if you took the time to engage with them. This place was frequented by many locals, which I think tells the tale. It's pub food, but it had a more upscale flair to it. The dessert was also clearly homemade and delightful.
Written 6 April 2024
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Rocket1022
Melbourne14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
I had lamb ribs that were extremely average, with a slaw that was inedible and smelled like sweaty socks. We spoke to the waitress and mentioned the slaw was inedible. She agreed and said she could smell it. No compensation or discount was offered. Only giving it a 2 for my wife’s meal that was average. A reasonable steak with good vegetables. My meal was not worthy of a 1.
Written 27 March 2024
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Greg T
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Made a reservation for 2 at 8pm. Walked in and waited while the 4 staff gossiped for 5mins before they looked up and acknowledged us (was very busy too). Then got chucked on a table and had water dumped on the table 5mins after. No one came back 20 mins after that so walked out. Absolutely hands down the worst service I've ever had, and I've worked all over Aus and OS and eaten at all sorts of weird little pubs an restaurants. Thankfully the small Mexican place across the road were friendly and had really good food.
Written 24 March 2024
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johnpears
166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
My wife and I dropped in here by chance on Sunday evening, mainly because they were advertising Sunday roasts. We were given a table at about 18:00 and advised they would need the table back by 19:45. Fair enough. To say the service from there on in was slow is a major understatement. There was a plethora of young female waiting staff milling around but none of them seemed interested in taking orders for food or drinks. Odd, given the apparent pressure on the table availability. There was no obvious organisation to the way in which they were working or how they were servicing the many tables of diners in the place. Eventually I got the attention of one of the waitresses but when I asked if I could order both food and drink I was told she could only take a drink order, but she could t explain why this was the case. We then waited at least 15 minutes before we finally went and spoke to the same waitress and asked if we could order our food (only a main course) and couldn’t quite believe it when she took our order, again with no explanation about why we’d had to wait so long. The food did arrive at our table very quickly and in fairness the roast beef dinner we’d both ordered was very tasty, nice and hot and well presented. I personally wouldn’t go back here, just on the basis of the terrible customer service but I have to say the meals we had were good and were great value for money.
Written 18 March 2024
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Annette M
Pukekohe29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
The menu was extensive and the options made it difficult to choose. The menu also made use of local meats and produce. The decor used the western movie theme and decorations added to this. The desserts provided a range of menu options and were quite a large proportion. The service was very good with very personable young ladies as waitresses.
Written 18 March 2024
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solomon08
Auckland103 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Driest ribs, most overcooked schnitzel, globule peppercorn sauce, limpest unimaginative salad - the most overrated meal in 4 weeks of travelling and eating out. Avoid at all costs. Drinks orders messed up twice. We booked a table a day in advance, but only 1/3 full at best. We watched 27 walk-ins advised "fully booked". If it is a staffing issue, say so. Not a good advertisement for Te Anau.
Written 16 March 2024
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Matthew V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
Had the worst burger of our 6 week trip. I felt like I was going to be sick 🤢. My wife ordered the chicken strips and it was nothing but breading. Would recommend staying away from this place.
Written 12 March 2024
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Lauren H
Akaroa5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Food was great when it finally arrived. Waitress didn’t really want to be there and our food took 2hours for our food arrive. We had to go up to the bar to order our drinks and menus as she was busy talking to her friend behind the bar. The service was subpar and might think twice about going there again or recommending it to anyone else.
Written 10 March 2024
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Sarah E
10 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Bad from the start. We had stoped in the night before to make a reservation, when we arrived we had none. We were seated upstairs in a bar area. Service was slow, plates were dirty, wine pour did not reach the line on the glass. We ordered the lamb shank which was tough and roasted veggie salad with wilted greens.
Written 27 February 2024
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Graeme S
Melbourne8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 family
Glad we booked as walk ins were turned away. Great menu with very reasonable prices. Very good quick service. I had chicken schnitzel with plum sauce, which was really good . Others had roast lamb and pork ribs. All very happy. Would definitely return
Written 26 February 2024
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almenj
422 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 family
This restaurant was super busy but the staff were up to the task and very friendly. The salads were very good, the music playing was very good also. Just a nice relaxed atmosphere
Written 23 February 2024
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Sherpa59886688772
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
We had the Venison. Absolutely beautiful, cooked to perfection the vegetables were fantastic. Great service, staff very friendly
Written 21 February 2024
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ModerationForMe
Charleston511 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Our tiny home host recommended this place. I checked elsewhere first though based on the recent reviews, but we liked the menu here better. We arrived around 15:00 so not during a crowded time. We were quickly seated outdoors, and did not have to wait long to put in our orders. The food arrived in a reasonable time. I don't recall the meal, but I know it was not bad. Perhaps this place can't handle full capacity, but off-hours it was a great place to eat.
Written 17 February 2024
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Dreamer05265925690
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
They told us 50mins wait ,fine,waited 2 hrs watched people after us come ,eat and go ,approached staff ,told won't be long,there attitude sucks,don't do it people the food wasn't great after all that wait,Sara has no management skills what so ever. Dreadful place ,go elsewhere, the only plus was the poor barmaid serving the whole place on her own. Place
Written 13 February 2024
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Sally
London68 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Poor service and atmosphere and the food poor. Servers slammed food plates on the table. Steak Fatty, lamb overcooked.
Written 12 February 2024
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