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The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
03 249 8801
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Ranked #15 of 29 restaurants in Te Anau
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Good food and drink here. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Seems to be one of the busiest spots in town.

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Bath
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125 reviews 125 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A great restaurant in the middle of town with a great atmosphere and good quality food. The Sunday lunch served after 5 pm is excellent value and leaves room to sample the excellent home made sweets which are equally as enticing, the staff are friendly and very helpful and a. Great atmosphere, will look forward to returning.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Average Kiwi beer. Nice, helpful staff. Pub food - likely defrosted but that's what you pay for. Older crowd with some families.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This place worked for us including our toddler. The food is awesome! They cooked up a mini roast for our daughter. The ciders were lovely and the recommendations from the staff of the excellent NZ wines. The food is first class and the service was impeccable what more could you ask for when starving hungry and looking for a great... More

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Victoria, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Great sized pints. Great atmosphere. Good tap selection. It's another run of the mill bar, with nothing wrong with it but nothing that stands out.

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London
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A busy place, with much more a pub than a restaurant feel. All a bit blokey - including waitresses in low-cut tops. Food-wise, roasts pretty good - in terms of quantity, quality and value (about $20 each midweek). Fish and chips steep at $36 in this setting. At that price I'd recommend the Redcliff or Keplers instead. Pavlova disappointing -... More

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Brunei
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Being the Easter school holidays Te Anau was a busy place. We had not booked so had to wait about 25 mins for a table to become free. We then had another 45 mins wait for our main courses of steak & lamb shank, both of which were delicious. Glad we had ordered some garlic bread to keep us going... More

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Very busy, popular restaurant. Book if your wanting to go at a busy time of year. Good size meals, tasty, good price (even with the easter surcharge) and attentive staff always on the move. Interesting set up with different floor levels but made for some fun people watching.

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Southport, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We popped in for a drink and a feed after a hike up Kepler track followed by a day sight seeing at Milford. Atmosphere was good as was the food. Staff were friendly. Good alround experience!

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West Sussex
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465 reviews 465 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our B&B recommended The Ranch for their Sunday roasts, apparently a local institution, but we ate on a Friday evening and still able to sit outside towards the end of March. Service was sharp and friendly and the menu good. My only complaint was that they had run out of blue cod, so no fish and chips on a Friday!... More

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