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Ruapehu Restaurant

State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (20 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
State Highway 48 | Bayview Chateau Tongariro, Whakapapa, Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Coming from the Food & Beverage industry (20 years) this restaurant and staff went over and above what I would have expected. Stunning food, fantastic service staff, a credit to the Chateau. Thank you all so very much!

Thank ColNP
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was nice to see a dress code for this restaurant as lots of people these days walking through the hotel in jandels and sneakers, jeans etc. Enjoyed the meal although pricey however it was a special occassion

Thank kw2622
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our dinner, well cooked and well presented. But breakfast was atrocious- watery powdered eggs, anaemic bacon and sausages, watery, sloppy and tasteless oats and absolutely the worst coffee ever.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although the beef on the first night was over cooked this was replaced and we were not charged. The second was faultless. We enjoyed it very much. Imposing dining room.

Thank SnowGremlin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little apprehensive about eating here since this is such a large restaurant. It has a social atmosphere but is not a place for a romantic dinner. The food was superb and the service good. We shared a Chateaubriand for the main course...More

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed 7 February 2018

Good service, friendly staff. The menu and wine list could use a facelift, and utilise more of the amazing local produce, but you will leave well fed.

Thank windywombat
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

Well you pay for it and you get it. Super friendly staff and exceptional food. Went for dinner two nights in a row. The French onion soup is amazing. Also had the lamb and duck. Presentation outstanding. Can’t fault anything.

Thank Nadine T
Reviewed 3 February 2018

My partner and I visited for the first time, hoping it would be a luxurious experience for the price, however the dishes were of mixed quality. Some amazing, Some very average. As for the general staff, they were pleasant, despite some subtle demeaning comments against...More

1  Thank Walter L
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

It’s not 1912 anymore guys, stop turning away people for wearing shorts. Get with the times, is it really worth fighting about and losing business over? No, time to realise the world is a different place now. Such a beautiful dining hall and location and...More

1  Thank Alex C
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I reviewed hotel as very good but the restaurant has to have an excellent. The young staff that run the restaurant were so helpful and very attentive. Wine choice and menu were both excellent. We all made different choices and everyone agreed that their meal...More

Thank Sparkie154
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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, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, View
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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