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Redcliff Restaurant & Bar

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12 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
03 249 7431
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, nice atmosphere

Came here on a very rainy night without a reservation. They took us to the back covered patio area, which we were wary about on a cold night, but it was very warm with blankets and overhead heaters and we were more than comfortable. The food was all very tasty, but it was a little expensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Rach0601
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Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Came here on a very rainy night without a reservation. They took us to the back covered patio area, which we were wary about on a cold night, but it was very warm with blankets and overhead heaters and we were more than comfortable. The food was all very tasty, but it was a little expensive. Service was excellent.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Ok so I went here in the recommendations on here and was probably a bit disappointed compared to others. Ill start by saying the service was excellent and the girls were lovely. Now the food.... I ask the waitress what to have coz I couldn't decide between the rib and the duck dishes. She said go with the beef as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We weren't expecting much from restaurants in Te Anau. That was our mistake. The food here was exceptional: every bit as fresh and innovative as you'd expect to find in a competitive capital city. Special shout for the kid's meal too - one of the most creative we've every seen.

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Comfort, Texas
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We looked forward to our visit here and first up, the food was excellent. But in my opinion, restaurants need to deliver not only good food but service as well. This could have been an off night or the staff was just not prepared the cold snap that hit town. We were seated in a little alcove of four tables... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

One of the best secret spots we have ever experienced. From the second we walked in we were greeted warmly and the hospitality provided throughout the night was outstanding! And THE FOOD! We tried the Wild Hare Backstrap and the Venison. Desert was a home made plum tarté tatin and a cheese plate with home made crackers, blue cheese, manuka... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I was here with a group of 15. We sat in the outside area, enclosed by plastic sheets (not at all tacky!) and warmed by overhead heaters, with blankets on the chairs for extra cosiness. The menu features a variety of wild meats, including hare, venison and goat. I like rabbit and so opted for the hare - succulent strips... More 

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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had a great night with friends. Menu was small but the meals were amazing and the desserts and cocktails to die for. Staff friendly and very welcoming.

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Hertford
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The restaurant is in a charming old building - unusual for Te Anau. Staff are friendly and very accommodating. The chef even changed the accompanying cheese souffle to my main course as I am allergic to goat's cheese. It was delicious. Food prepared to a high standard and good size portions. Highly recommended

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Houston, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Our server Tamarra recommended the wild deer and explained the difference between the wild deer and the herds of deer that were being raised and grazed in pastures we saw while driving in the region. The deer steak was outstanding. Nice wine selection and delicious pumpkin soup as a starter. Don't miss this stop when your in Te Anau!

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Leicester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had a pleasant meal here but thought it lacked a bit of soul. Understand this is deemed to be one of if not the best restaurant in Te Anau.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Mokonui Street, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
  • Phone Number: 03 249 7431

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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