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“Anniversary Dinner”
Review of Rata

Ranked #20 of 285 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$27
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Rata is a collaboration between internationally recognised Michelin starred & New Zealand Masterchef judge, Josh Emett and highly regarded local restaurateur, Fleur Caulton. Their company, Mayfare Limited, is fast becoming synonymous in New Zealand for creating genuine dining experiences that are contemporary and inspired. 'Uniquely Southern', Rata takes inspiration from the Southern landscapes and everything that epitomises New Zealand. The decor uses influences from the Otago scenery mixed with modern industrial elements and reclaimed & repurposed vintage items to create a uniquely contemporary and welcoming dining room. Queenstown's cooler climate lends itself to Josh's love of slow cooked dishes and robust flavours, the discipline of his Michelin star background and that of Executive Chef Chris Scott who heads up the Rata kitchen, ensures elegant well-balanced and inspired cuisine that always showcases the best of regional and seasonal produce. The wine list proudly showcases wines from the Otago region and afar with a large selection of wines by the glass to give the diners variety, and match easily with the style of food. Rata is a relaxed eating-house with a neighbourhood feel, excellent service and exceptional food. Located discreetly away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown, tucked alongside heritage buildings with several dining spaces perfect for lunch, dinner and casual grazing. Rata is the ideal place to unwind and enjoy award winning and genuine Southern hospitality.
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Amazing was a perfect night with beautiful food! Would definitely recommend Rata for a romantic evening although there were larger parties it was just lovely

Thank Scottie2227
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

My husband took me to Rata for my birthday and as usual it was amazing! The appetizers and the main course were delicious but what made it perfect was the service! Johnny who took care of us was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food and drinks! He was quite busy but we didn't feel left out, although we had to wait a little while for our main, we didn't Ming and he offered us complimentary sides and desserts which was really thoughtful! All together, an amazing experience! Will be back for sure!

Thank Jade L
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

I went there for the 3 course lunch.
was a raining day so the restaurant was a bit empty.
they had such great service and the waiter will constantly coming and ask how was your food.
the entree was clam and was fresh and delicious.
the main was lamb. tender and juicy
dessert was goat cheese pudding, which at the beginning i was scared it is too goatish… but its really light and was good

Thank Yuki_Tastingthecloud
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Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We called in on the off chance of getting a table and were delighted to be lucky. Highly recommended by our motel receptionist as a place frequented by locals, it's not in an obvious location - but really well worth finding.
Imaginative and skillful cooking. Just the right levels of informality and expert guidance from the wait staff. Excellent ambience.
Queenstown can feel a bit "tacky" but this restaurant would be a success in any capital city in either hemisphere.

Thank ACM42
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Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

We went to Rata on Sunday for a quick lunch & they didn't disappoint! The set 3 course lunch was just what I wanted. All the courses came out at a really good pace & they were all delicious . Highly recommended!

Thank Silly_Saffa
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