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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%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“chateaubriand” (16 reviews)
“salmon” (8 reviews)
“sorbet” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank andrewX8461AO
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful Beef meal cooked to perfection. Classic colonial style setting at The Chateau. Perhaps inexperienced foreign waiting service but expect this to be quite a transient workplace. Meal was fabulous

Thank delb0inz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't offen write a review but this was the best meal I have ever had in the Ruapehu room. Had the venison recommended to me and they where bang on. Great flavors and presentation was top notch. Well done to the team

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very nice view, and meals. The service is very good. Excellent breakfast with pastries and a great variety of food. Great dinner

Thank Stella C
Reviewed 17 April 2018

The Ruapehu,despite it's hard to remember name, is a classy, old fashioned restaurant , befitting of 1929, when it was built. Why can't we build buildings like this now? High ceilings, windows framing magnificient Scottish Highland ,rugged views and a slightly worn feeling but waiters...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 9 April 2018

The staff and service were very good. The breakfast buffet was extensive but the dinner menu was not quite as good as we had hoped for in terms of selection available.

Thank David W
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
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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