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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Amazing food and even better service, very decent and well priced wines, beers and cocktails. Atmosphere is great.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was looking for an iconic NZ experience for my Australian teenage daughter’s birthday. We started out with an athletic day of skiing at the wonderful Whakapapa field. Then we got all dressed up to go to the Chateau to have a pre-dinner beverage in...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have a tour company and took 12 to Chateau on our way back from Wellingtons Wearable Arts. So this was going to be a bit of luxury for our ladies. While the one night was relaxing with nice rooms half of our group were...More

Thank TAUser_101518
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the standard breakfast. Was simple and adequate. Formal booked dinner was well served and good quality food

Thank deendayals2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic atmosphere, and truly lovely food. The staff are fantastic and so is the wine list. Highly recommended

Thank Katie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here one night while staying at the hotel. We did go early but there was hardly anyone else in the restaurant. The service was fine, the food average. There is a more casual restaurant just down the road (owned by the same family,...More

Thank MaryM10159
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really goods mains especially the lamb shoulder and blue cod highly recommend. Atmosphere was also nice they’ve kept the original architecture of the building

Thank zakaria76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us. .. two nights. .. nothing ordered twice. Would recommend the house roast for 2 (enough for 3 ). Also the cheese platter (shared with 4 with a main each ). Enjoyed the port.

Thank w00fies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here whilst staying in the hotel. The dress code is Smart Casual and it is a lovely room, although could do with a little more decoration on the walls. Good, varied menu for both food and wine. We shared the 12hr slow cooked lamb...More

1  Thank 4xWandering_Kiwis
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We visited Ruapehu restaurant only because we had manged to leave our food down the mountain. We ordered the pasta meal at a price of $19.50. What we got served was one scope of cold pasta and some watery sauce (not sure if it actually...More

1  Thank BrettH1300
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22 July 2017|
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Response from ChateauMgr | Property representative |
Good Morning You can view all our restaurant menus on our website . We have packages that include breakfast please call us directly so that we can assist you Toll Free within New Zealand 0800 CHATEAU (242 832) Kind... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Tongariro National Park  >  Whakapapa
  • Phone Number: 0800.CHATEAU
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