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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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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 119
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 22
    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
Most recent review
Great food good atmosphere

Enjoyed the Sunday roast, great value and tasty. I had lamb which was tender and came with roast potatoes and four veg, carrots peas, squash and cauliflower plus gravy and mint sauce all for $15. There were lovely puds to follow, I had the cheesecake, delicious. They play older music videos, we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Diane47uk
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Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the Sunday roast, great value and tasty. I had lamb which was tender and came with roast potatoes and four veg, carrots peas, squash and cauliflower plus gravy and mint sauce all for $15. There were lovely puds to follow, I had the cheesecake, delicious. They play older music videos, we liked the atmosphere but it wouldn't suit everyone... More 

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Melbourne
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121 reviews 121 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Our family of 4 (2 teenage boys 13 & 16) stayed 2 nights in Te Anau and we ate at The Ranch both nights, it was that good! Having eaten a lot of fancy/spicy meals whilst travelling, we were craving a regular meal at a reasonable price. The Ranch has a great menu, lots of family-favourite meals to choose from... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and reasonable food with a great wine list and excellent choice of beers right smack in the middle of town.

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Seattle, Washington
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I'm surprised this restsaurant doesn't have even higher reviews. We had a terrific dinner here. Had 2 lamb dishes, both were awesome. We are outside, which was lovely, but the inside looked cute too.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Tried this place as it was recommended and found it worth the effort. Food was good and service was OK - think we had a new inexperienced waitress - but her colleagues covered for her and we were happy with the overall experience.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our food was cold when served and the quality of the food was not the greatest. We did like the decor.

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Guangzhou
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71 reviews 71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We enjoyed to have lamb in the Ranch. The menu is great, with salmon and cod if you wish. It was really tasty and a good value for dinner.

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otago
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a very nice lunch in the sun with very good out door seating. We had steak and it was cooked nicely, one of my daughters had nachos of the children's menu and it was tasty, my other daughter had chicken tenders which weren't so good, small and oily, kids get a drink and a ice cream Sunday included... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On the way from Milford sound we stopped for a meal. It was between . A few restaurants were closed and we entered this one and didn't regret. Great range of meals even it was neither lunch nor dinner time. I think, only one meal wasn't available from the whole 3-4 pages menu. Meals and beverages were reasonably priced. Have... More 

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156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The previous day we’d heard from the opposite side of the road the deafening sound of American Country music blasting from The Ranch so dismissed it from our dining choices but tonight the music was muted to background levels and their roast of the day was lamb so we succumbed. Very friendly and welcoming service from a team of young... More 

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?