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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (17 reviews)
“salmon” (10 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

Whilst enjoying a girls night away we booked in to the Ruapehu Restaurant at The Chateau, the grand lady of the Mountain. the atmosphere, the staff and the menu selection were top class! There were nine of us we were treated like royalty, very fitting...More

Thank foodienz4evanz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Chateau and wanted to have a special occasion meal and this place fitted the bill nicely. We all had the Chateau briand cooked medium and really enjoyed it, melt in the mouth beef with a selection of vegetables and 2...More

Thank Pete Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have detailed my review in my review of the hotel, but felt I should also pass on my feedback here. We had read online the restaurant was "fine dining", but we dispute this. We were seated promptly, given our menus, water and told about...More

Thank landa795
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I booked the celebration package (bubbles and chocolate, three course dinner, room and breakfast) as it was hubby's birthday and this seemed like a really good option in terms of value for money. Our menu wasn't as extensive as the full menu, but it was...More

Thank Lyndam135
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

We had two dinners and two breakfasts here. The breakfast was impressive in that you could eat an entirely American Breakfast, British breakfast, or enjoy a more European breakfast...or all three! Our first dinner, we ordered the duck and the venison. The duck was delightful....More

Thank TroyMcVey
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for dinner and breakfast on two days. The food and wine for dinner were both great! The wine was very much to our taste. I particularly enjoyed the way that you could buy different size glasses of wine, as well...More

Thank Philip B
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We had a purposely slow paced meal at this restaurant. The team from wait staff to unseen chefs presented a wide and varied menu. I chose the salmon and beet with horse radish sauce. Wonderful food well presented- thanks

Thank Lockie M
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is our 3rd visit in 41years and the food has been excellent every time. Our stay was 2 nights and could not fault the food or the service. This along with the atmosphere on a rainy night was so comforting. Recommend this restaurant without...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Went here as we stayed at the chateau for my partners birthday and wanted a special, fine dining dinner. Maybe I should have lowered my expectations. The meals are overpriced but I guess because there’s no competition. What annoyed me: after deciding on what to...More

Thank Rose C
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Dont expect up to date decor, but the food was excellent. Strange there is no NZ Lamb on the menu though

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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