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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
03 249 8801
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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 95
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food an atmosphere.

We eat here with friends and we were all very happy with the food. All the dishes were tasty, good portions and well priced. We also found the staff very attentive and obliging. And we didn't have to wait long for our meals. Very happy with The Ranch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Trisha D
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We eat here with friends and we were all very happy with the food. All the dishes were tasty, good portions and well priced. We also found the staff very attentive and obliging. And we didn't have to wait long for our meals. Very happy with The Ranch.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First night we went had an excellent meal and service was great so decided to go back second night and the service was poor and they took orders for meals they had run out of and then got the replacements wrong.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The quality of the food was excellent. Friendly atmosphere. Background music from the tele meant a relaxing time.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went in for dinner, there was a tour group already seated but we decided to stay anyway as there was not a lot open. They said we could sit upstairs where it was quiet, and our toddler had room to run around. We ordered a beef, bacon & egg burger and battered fish burger, they did take a little... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

They have a good range of burgers all $16.50 and well presented. Service was good and with a beer less than $25. Locsls suggested the place and it certainly provided good honest good at a good price. The bar is kinda neat log cabin style and warm feeling. On the lets go again list

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Sydney, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice place with interesting decor, lots of music playing (live or otherwise), and tasty food. Just what we needed after a long day!

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East coast
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16 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We were lucky to be in Te Anau on Sunday. This is when The Ranch Café has a roast meal special where you get a choice of beef, pork, or lamb, with lots of vegetables included, all for $15 p/p. The meal was good ( I had lamb and my companion had beef), the portions were generous, and even with... More 

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NZ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

If you’re looking for somewhere to eat in Te Anau we would highly recommend this place. Hubby had a steak which he said is one of the best steaks he’s ever had. I very much enjoyed the chicken breast wrapped in bacon and served with a mushroom sauce. The service was pleasant and the meals were served quickly. It doesn’t... More 

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Eye, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A lovely buzzing establishment with an excellent ambience, full of people having a good time. Service was good and the food was of very good quality at a reasonable price. We would certainly go out of our way to revisit this eatery.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

If you would like fantastic burger and chips this is the place to go. I was a little disappointed with my lamb salad as there were loads of chewy pieces, I guess I have been spoilt in the South Island with lamb. The staff were really helpful and friendly. I was go again for the burger any day, awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Town Centre, 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 8801

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?