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Rata

Te Nuku | 43 Ballarat St, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
3 442 9393
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Ranked #22 of 186 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Brilliant service on entry, as the maitre d recognised us, even thought we were locals! Impeccable service with: the explanations of the menu, serving, and top up of water without having even to ask. Had the same dish twice because it was so great. Make sure you have reservations prior to coming here.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We was really looking forward to the Rata experience being a local and also masterchef fan. However, I was really disappointed with the service and the food which did not live up to expectations. We booked a Bookme deal and felt like second class citizens. We were told what “we can't have”, we were ignored during our meal when we... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I was really looking forward to the Rata experience being a local and also masterchef fan. However, I was really disappointed with the service and the food which did not live up to expectations. Whilst I realise I booked a deal, I did not appreciate being told "you can't have" certain items on the menu and the cheese trolley. Surely... More

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Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Great restaurant ... Creative style and lives up to its Reputation Attentive service - desserts a must

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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great quality and delicious food that is fresh and vibrant. Thought the menu didn't quite fit the season (felt more like an autumn menu than a middle of winter menu) but that might be personal preference (e.g. was surprised there were no hot desserts). Our waiter didn't really know much about the wine list which was a bit disappointing but... More

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Having previously dined at Rata and been impressed we returned. It was really noisy, lacked any special atmosphere, we could of been in a pub. Service was excellent. Food average lacking taste. Coffees at the end of the night were cold. Overpriced for what we received.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

My mouth is watering thinking of the food we had. Amazing cooking and quality ingredients. Good service. Expensive but great if you looking for a luxury night out and you get what you pay for unlike many restaurants in the area!

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Oxford, Uk
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Last year we enjoyed our experience during our visit to Queenstown. This time we were greeted by a very loud noisy restaurant. Our table was not ready until 20 mins after our booking time.No ambiance. Very variable food, some excellent, other dishes overly salted and flavours too complex. None of the deserts appealed, so we left. Waitress dismissive. Trying much... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

We were at the restaurant to celebrate my birthday. Imust say I was a little apprehensive as my booking had not gone too smoothly. However from the moment we arrived until we left over 3 hours later the food and service was impeccable. The entrees and mains were perfectly spaced and the presentation of the food was top class. From... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal, group of five. Great shared plates of beef Wellington and duck, great booze and serviced. Will recommend and hope to return

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