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Raetihi Lodge Restaurant

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7124 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, Picton 7282, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4300
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Excellent food, service and beautiful location

After a 2 week holiday in the Sounds and Abel Tasman region, this was the loveliest meal we had - the food was delicious. We used the Raetihi Lodge water taxi to cross the Kenepuru Sound from Te Mahia. We would like to thank the staff and management who very generously went out of their way to help... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jaab3
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Wellington
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Wellington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a 2 week holiday in the Sounds and Abel Tasman region, this was the loveliest meal we had - the food was delicious. We used the Raetihi Lodge water taxi to cross the Kenepuru Sound from Te Mahia. We would like to thank the staff and management who very generously went out of their way to help us out... More 

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Thank jaab3
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another great Xmas in the Sounds with lots of visits to Raetihi. Fantastic service and food. A real credit to Alan and the team.

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Thank SandR2195
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, not too badly priced. The presentation of the food was messy and extravagant, need to just keep it simple. When we were eating a group of six came into the restaurant and said they had booked a table outside but staff had already given all of the outside tables to other guests which caused a bit of a... More 

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Thank paulmU775WL
Hotchkiss, Colorado
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a treat to have such a good restaurant in such a remote setting. We took a water taxi from Te Mahia Bay Resort.

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Thank ColoradoRandS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant had the best food we've had in a long time and we go to a lot of restaurants. Food was amazingly presented. Great wait staff. So helpful. We stayed overnight too which I thoroughly recommend. Would definitely eat and stay here again. Very picturesque.

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Thank Katy W
new zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We ate her for lunch and two dinners and they were all superb. the mussells were so nice we had them for an entree two nights in a row and shared. the lamb rump with conift lamb shoulder was beautifully presented and delicious. For lunch I had the blue cod, thick chips and salad. The blue cod was delicious -... More 

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Thank poppynz
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had one of our best meals in New Zealand here. We stayed in a hotel on the other side of the Kenepuru Sound while walking the Queen Charlotte track, and it was well worth the water taxi ride (on a stormy night) that it took to get here. Lamb main course highly recommended.

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Thank Rob_S_in_Brooklyn
Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Well-prepared, excellently presented meals by competent, knowledgeable waiting staff. Portions suited our appetites well.

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Thank M7874BFlindah
brisbane
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49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Make sure that you visit the restaurant if you are not lucky enough to be staying at the Hotel. I cannot heap enough praise on the very talented chef, Dylan. We stayed for 2 days and each meal was a treat! The green lipped muscles from a nearby farm are a must-have! Each dish is not only delicious but also... More 

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Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

We are overwhelmed, but extremely appreciative, of your kind words and complements. Thank you. We are truly committed to deliver the most memorable cuisine, service & experiences in the Sounds for all our restaurant clients and/or lodge guests, and our entire team is dedicated to achieve this goal. I will share your comments with Dylan, and I know he will... More 

South Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Made to feel very welcome by friendly and helpful staff, lodge recently renovated and styled to a very high standard, excellent dinner, excellent massage after a long day's hiking, wished I could have stayed longer.

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Thank jparistrip
Lianecamp, Owner at Raetihi Lodge Restaurant, responded to this review

we look forward to welcoming you back for a longer stay next time you're in the Marlborough Sounds. Thanks for your positive comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7124 Kenepuru Rd | Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough, Picton 7282, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 23

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