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Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
03 249 8801
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Today
11:30 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 130
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 25
    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
The Sunday deal is a great bargain!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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East coast
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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155 reviews 155 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

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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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This was the only place open for a meal after visiting Milford Sound for the day. The food is very average and I woke up with extreme sickness. I ate the chicken burger and was really ill for the whole next morning. Not recommended. If you do visit maybe just had a drink to be safe.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We were there over easter. 4 of us wanted a meal and we're told to wait in the bar area while a table became available. The "bar" area is tiny! No room for sitting and waiting comfortably. We had to sit where the pokey machines are. On those chairs in front of the machines Got seated and the waitress asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We were after a cheap but good meal. It was Easter Sunday and Te Anau was busy. We chose the hotel and were put upstairs with its low sloping ceiling. We both chose the $15 Roast Lamb and were completely satisfied. Hit the spot. Other prices were about double for steaks-the menu was quite extensive. Drink prices were acceptable so... More 

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129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Sunday roast beef, pork or lamb with all the trimmings is 15NZ$ each very good value, they have a roast of the day every other day that is 19NZ$ each. We had the rump steak with mushroom sauce, chips and salad another night for 22NZ$ each, steak was a good size and tender, no complaints Don’t expect gourmet food or... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

food and service was excellent. The restaurant was very busy but still got us in. Waited about 10 min

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Ate here both nights of our two night stay, good homely food and a good choice of beers. Te Anau is quite lively and is obviously a big tourist venue, there not being much other than the boats at Milford Sound. All the restaurants are in fairly close proximity to one another, but this one suited us.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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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