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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: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 48
    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
Trendy with a Western Theme

Friendly and attentive staff made you feel at home. Food was served in a timely manner even tho the place was fairly full. No complaints about the food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
bob t
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Gore, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Gore, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Friendly and attentive staff made you feel at home. Food was served in a timely manner even tho the place was fairly full. No complaints about the food.

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Sydney
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Sunday roasts were $15 and the servings were very generous as were the other dishes on the menu. Service was also good and reasonably fast even though the restaurant was busy.

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Armidale, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were "stranded" in Te Anau on a a bitterly cold Sunday in June, as our planned trip to Milford Sound was cancelled owing to snow. Few of the shops were open but we fortunately spotted the sign for Roast of the Day outside the Ranch Cafe Bar and Grill. A few wines and a huge plate of Roast Lamb... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We ate here twice in 3 nights. Great food, The roast Lamb was brilliant. The desserts are amazing especially the lemon meringue. Staff were lovely and friendly. They were very helpful and accommodating.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Ask a local and mostly all recommend this restaurant. Not fine dining but fabulous friendly service and big meals. The Ribs are very good. When it's very cold don't think could be a better option when options aren't plentiful. Surprisingly good Coffee too. Rugby Final was on and still family friendly.Returned the next day and still excellent.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The one thing that stands out besides the delectable food is the hospitality. The staff. Are warm and friendly. They take the time to patiently explain the food on the menu. Food is served with a smile. We had Nz roast lamb and fiish and they were both good. They came in large portions too.

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Yarra Glen, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Basic bar food but priced a little higher, couldn't fault the service but the food was priced like a restaurant but was pub quality

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We there for dessert after our meals. Ordered the sticky date pudding and cheesecake. Both were extremely good. Service was excellent!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Excellent choice for dinner while in Te Anau. Good variety of menu options including some local fare. Everything I had was perfect after a long day of adventure. The old school music videos playing in the background were fun!

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Our night in Te Anau was capped of by dinner at The Ranch. We had an excellent meal. The service was quick and efficient.

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Additional Information about The Ranch Cafe Bar & Grill

Address: Town Centre, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park 9681, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 249 8801
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Fiordland National Park  >  Te Anau
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
Cuisine: Pub

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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: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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?