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Raetihi Lodge

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7124 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Picton 7372, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing venue

Meeting our friends At Te Mahia wharf and starting the evening with the water taxi ride and walk along the wharf and to be welcomed by a staff member at the dock, what else can I say,great food ,excellent wine,view to die for, Raetihi Lodge,s new owners have lifted this lodges restaurant quality... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Picton, New Zealand
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English first
Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Meeting our friends At Te Mahia wharf and starting the evening with the water taxi ride and walk along the wharf and to be welcomed by a staff member at the dock, what else can I say,great food ,excellent wine,view to die for, Raetihi Lodge,s new owners have lifted this lodges restaurant quality far beyond any of the previous owners.I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Such a variety of fresh and expertly balanced flavours. Together tried a great deal off the menu- with no disappointments at all. Shining star had to be the seafood. Great setting and excellent service.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had been prospecting in the sounds for two days and were looking forward to a unique experience at Raetihi lodge (17:00 - unknown) where we had plans of dining and dabbling in a significant number of beverages, that would've injected significant NZD into the Raetihi business account. On going to raetihi (5 persons) were going to book a water... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

like all the other reviewers this place is one outa the box. 1. it's actually in Kenepuru sound, right around the other side in the middle of nowhere...really. nowhere where..... staff were fantastic the setting was excellent service .well just the same .

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Queenstown
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We had a bit of cabin fever in our wee bach, so packed up the extended family and headed across the Sound to Raetihi. Well what a surprise to find a sophisticated lodge that was still welcoming to a "straggly" bunch of kiwis on holiday. Outdoor dining with smart white tablecloths set the scene for delightful lunch. The service was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

wonderful food, service and hospitality. Location , you could be in another country not just a few hours away.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The location on Kenepuru Sound is paradise. What a surprise to find such a talented chef and lovely, welcoming staff. The seafood platter for two was wonderful, but then so was everything else we ate during our 3 days in this little bit of paradise.

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England
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The lodge manager James and his staff made sure we enjoyed our stay. The food and the service are exceptional. Plenty of choice.

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North Otago
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a delightfully relaxing retreat at Double Bay, in the Marlborough Sounds -----we reached it by vehicle after 73 kilometres of spectacular, bush-clad road winding its way around the water's edge but noticed others doing so by water taxi and seaplane. Our stay was all too short, just two nights, but we plan to remedy that on a future... More 

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Auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I spent two nights here in December. Weather wasn't ideal but was a great weekend. Really special beautiful location, went on a bush walk, borrowed the kayaks for a paddle around, read books and had a fantastic massage! Staff were lovely and the manager James was always helpful. The restaurant food was really great - breakfast menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7124 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Picton 7372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 26

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