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Rata

Te Nuku | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
3 442 9393
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Ranked #18 of 188 Restaurants in Queenstown
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Melbourne
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

I live in a city ( Melbourne) with many high quality restaurants and Rata would not be out of place there. What I liked; 1. The staff were relaxed yet very professional and knowledgeable 2. The food was extremely well cooked with complex and interesting flavours. My main of lamb shoulder and rump was very good. 3 The ambience ....... More

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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We came to Rata to try their $30 set menu for lunch but what we got was a whole lot more. All of the staff members were friendly & attentive. I chose to do the set menu but my partner chose off the regular lunch menu and was not disappointed. The goats cheese profiteroles were absolutely delicious. We were so... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A quiet Friday lunch on the day we arrived in Queenstown. Booked via their website. Had the 3-course $30pp set lunch and it was superb. Service was excellent, the staff were friendly, atmosphere was great.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Came in with my fiancée for our 2nd year anniversary after having a great day celebrating so far. To carry on our special day, we took the advice of friends to venture to Rata.. WOW! As in.. WOOOW.. Walk in the door to an extremely friendly maître d', a fresh, earthy and clean cut restaurant. Make our way to a... More

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Victoria, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed dinner on the day of our arrival. The service was excellent and the food really delicious. We followed this by the $30 3 course lunch special a couple of days later. This is outstanding value. A must visit in Queenstown.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I loved the vibe and staff at Rata. They opened the door when I arrived, took my coat and instinctively knew which party I was joining. I started with the smoked eel and it was just ok, am not sure what the chef was trying to achieve with the flavour combinations, it just seemed a bit flat to me. The... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Dropped in for a late dinner. Very nice looking setup and good staff. Beef tartare was phenomenal. Beef wellington fairly average.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Exceptional dining experience with beautiful food that is simply, world-class and a jewel in Queenstowns crown. Great food options on the menu with well polished staff. Highly recommended!

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Auckland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We are spoiled for choice in Queenstown, so restaurants have to be at the top of their game, thankfully Rata is. Very nice menu, with good variety and a great wine list too. Our crispy duck was wonderful. Atmosphere is fun and warm. The only thing that kept me from a 5 star review was the service. Lots of people... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Can't wait to be back in Queenstown so I can go to Rata again. The food and service is second to none. Perfect in every way

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