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43 Ballarat St | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3 442 9393
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Ranked #15 of 194 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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New Zealand
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127 reviews 127 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

I didn't realise it until afterwards when someone told me that Rata was owned by one of the New Zealand MasterChef judges, I got a BookMe evening special, $50-something dollars for three courses. I had salmon, fish, cheesecake, all really good. The restaurant was in a back building without any sandwich boards or advertising in the two main streets. I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Fabulous setting, friendly service, unique flavours, very tasty. At $30 a head you don't get better value for good food in Queenstown.

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Queenstown New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

It was a girls midday meet up and we wanted a long lunch, wine with plenty of time to talk and that is what we got. The staff were very helpful and fitted in with our mood - no rushing. What a nice place to be on a rainy day in Queenstown with plenty of choice of lovely food.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We celebrated an important milestone date with an exquisite dinner at Rata. We were not disappointed: brilliant service with a strong personal touch, good range of menu options including vegetarian and a wine selection to match. Servings are of an appropriate size. The 'bites' in particular are awesome. Definitely a dining experience.

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is my second time at Rata in a year & both times it has been exceptional in every way. From the cocktails to begin with to dessert at the end it was absolutely perfect. The cocktails are simple, minimal ingredients and incredible. I'm sure their wine list is lovely but i'd just stick to the cocktails. Our waiter was... More 

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London
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

All three courses were great. Loved the veal carpaccio, the lamb shoulder was devine and the panna cotta was awesome. If I lived closer I would be back in no time.

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Top Contributor
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19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was blown away by my meal at Rata. The combination of flavours in each dish combined perfectly to produce the most mouth watering meals which I still savor to this day. Good wine selection, great service. I want to go back just for that southland cheese roll! My god...

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Rata is a Josh Emmet restaurant (he is the chef behin Ostro in Auckland) and is unpretentious and excellent. The food is creative with authentic Kiwi flavours and ingredients so it is the perfect place to go if you are looking for fine dining and a taste of New Zealand. The staff are well trained, the interior is simple, modern... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

One of the best meals we have ever eaten, perfect from "bites to deserts" . Attentive but discreet service, beautiful presentation . Could not recommend highly enough!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a beautiful meal at Rata earlier this month, my partner is still raving about his Fish main course. I had the Venison which was stunning. I think every course we had was perfect - no complaints at all. Our French waiter was very friendly and great at pointing out Gluten free options for me which was appreciated. We... More 

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Additional Information about Rata

Address: 43 Ballarat St | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3 442 9393
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Contemporary

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