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Ormlie Lodge

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17 Omaranui Rd, Taradale | RD3, Napier 4183, New Zealand
+64 6-844 5774
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides gourmet food with a fusion of our kitchen's...
Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides gourmet food with a fusion of our kitchen's seasonal choices and the best craftsmanship of the Ormlie team. The combination of high quality, locally sourced ingredients, ensures the taste buds of you and your guests are left lingering for more. Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides an elegant setting for any special event, dine in our ballroom or under the twinkling chandeliers of our dining room. The historic character of the building only adds to a unique dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fine dining without silly prices

Went for brunch as part of Food HB's 'Best brunch in the bay' promotion. It is a magnificent old building in a beautiful setting, but we had only ever been to functions here before (although we knew that under the new ownership/management they were now operating as a restaurant). We weren't... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
Paul E
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Napier, New Zealand
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Napier, New Zealand
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went for brunch as part of Food HB's 'Best brunch in the bay' promotion. It is a magnificent old building in a beautiful setting, but we had only ever been to functions here before (although we knew that under the new ownership/management they were now operating as a restaurant). We weren't disappointed - excellent setting, service and food, and at... More 

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Ormlie1899, General Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Paul, Appreciate you taking the time to review and glad you agree Ormlie has the "Best Brunch in the Bay". We look forward to hosting you and your guests for dinner and delivering an experience better than you have so far enjoyed. Regards, Anna More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

If you want to get out into the country a little bit for a great value lunch this is the place. Ormlie Lodge is in a beautiful location 15 to 20 minutes drive from Napier, Hastings or Havelock North. Built in the late 1800s it oozes charm and the restaurant is currently offering a set menu lunch that is in... More 

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Ormlie1899, General Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jayell, Your review means a great deal to us. We and our staff pride ourselves on delivering excellence at every level. Thank you from the entire Ormlie Team for recognising the hard work. We look forward to seeing you and your friends again for brunch, lunch, dinner or drinks in the bar. Best Regards from all at the "O". More 

Napier, New Zealand
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The location & surroundings are fabulous. Staff friendly and reasonably helpful. We were disappointed in the promoted meal - steak was almost inedible (1 was especially tough, grisly & under cooked), no vegies as on promotional photo, potato dish only just cooked. Wine was lovely as were the starters & dessert. We will go again but not to the steak... More 

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Ormlie1899, General Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Denise, Very much appreciate the time you have taken to write your review. It is especially helpful to know what we did well and where we have an opportunity to improve. We have selected sirloin for the "Steak & Merlot" specials night, through the winter months, particularly for its flavour. Our vegetables are sourced fresh every day and as... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015 via mobile

OMG! Amazing atmospheric venue dining beside the open fire. Cant fault the menu. The salt and papper squid was out of this world. The lamb rump was devine. The chicken/bacon/mushroom was the best EVER. Wonderful FOH, David from Perth. Candlelit tables by the fire, under a chandelair, very romantic. Wine selections are superbly apt for the meal. Sticky date pud... More 

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lynda, Thank you so much your wonderful review! We are so pleased to hear your enjoyed your entire visit to our Ormlie Restaurant. I will pass your fantastic feedback onto the team. It is great to hear that the selection of wine and menu options we offer are being received so well. We look forward to seeing you for... More 

Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Very cold winters night. Inside was a lovely log fire where we had pre dinner drinks. Lovely atmosphere,excellent meal, friendly staff. Most enjoyable evening Will go back again

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Daisy, Great to hear you will return again to Ormlie! That is the best compliment we can have! We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our restaurant and thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I will pass this onto our Ormlie Team. Look forward to seeing you again! Thank you More 

Napier, New Zealand
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We had the set lunch which was very good and reasonably priced.they have some great winter special for food and accomodation.

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ewen, Thank you for your review of Ormlie Lodge. We really appreciate you taking the time to give your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit here. Thank you for your recommendation of our Winter specials! I agree, they really are good value and we are already planning new things for the Summer. Hope to see... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Unfortunatly, it has been a long time since I've been to this place. It had recently taken on new owners and was building on previous history as an average place with good food, to a remarkable place with excellent food and service. The history of the place is amazing, it used to be owned by Mr Wattie who brought food... More 

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Torsoman, Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. I will pass this onto our team. It's great to hear about your return to Ormlie under new ownership. With our new ideas and refurbished lodge, our team are always working towards creating the best experience for our guests. It is great to hear from you that it... More 

Hastings, New Zealand
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Two couples for Thursday Steak and Merlot night. Our fellas had salt and pepper squid entrees and dessert of sticky date pudding. Meal was excellent and steaks were cooked to perfection as each had ordered their preference. Lovely and warm in the dining room. A beautiful venue and was a real treat .

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time here at the lodge for our weekly, Steak & Merlot night. I will pass your wonderful review of the food to our Kitchen team and also to our Front of House as it is great to hear you enjoyed the ambience... More 

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48 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Full of character n history ormlie is run by a Yorkshire woman from Richmond amazing stay built for his daughter in the 1900 gertrude Mary Nelson Suite was a bliss nights sleep lord nelson the farmer built this with great power as it survived the earth quake in 1940's

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Fiona, Thank you so much for your great review and for choosing to stay at Ormlie. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our historical lodge and look forward to seeing you again in the future. More 

Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

There were four of us for a set-menu lunch. Service was exceptional, food was fantastic and the setting was very impressive. We will definately be return customers!

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Ormlie1899, Guest Relations Manager at Ormlie Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Wewentthere, Thank you for taking the time to give your review, it is so valuable to us to hear your feedback. Our Ormlie Chefs have created the divine set lunch menu with Hawke's Bay finest local food and its wonderful to hear you enjoyed it so much. I will also pass on your feedback to our Front of House... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17 Omaranui Rd, Taradale | RD3, Napier 4183, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Hawke's Bay Region  >  Napier
  • Phone Number: +64 6-844 5774

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 57
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Description

Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides gourmet food with a fusion of our kitchen's seasonal choices and the best craftsmanship of the Ormlie team. The combination of high quality, locally sourced ingredients, ensures the taste buds of you and your guests are left lingering for more. Ormlie Lodge 1899 provides an elegant setting for any special event, dine in our ballroom or under the twinkling chandeliers of our dining room. The historic character of the building only adds to a unique dining experience.

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