For some odd reason, with all the sheep you see being farmed by the road, you would think most NZ restaurants would serve lamb. Not the case. It took some time for me and my bf to find a legit place serving lamb. After reading some tripadvisor reviews, we went with Redcliff. When we first arrived at the restaurant, we thought we were going into someone's house. We decided to sit in the back since we liked the ambience of the outdoor patio rather than someone's living room. Redcliff does a real good job warming the patio up in the winter w/ strong heat lamps. We were first aghast when we found the main dishes were $30-40, but then found out this was the norm for NZ. My bf and I were both very happy with our main dishes, and it filled us up quite happily w/o ever ordering anything else. My Lamb Compar composing of TWO types of lamb spare ribs (Merino and Southland lambs) was absolutely delicious and melted off the bone. My bf's NZ Prime Steak was equally delicious and NZ grass-fed beef, I have to admit, taste BETTER than USA's beef. I don't know exactly what NZ farmers do differently but maybe the grass is greener on their side? Definitely stop by Te Anau to have some steak and lamb at Redcliff on the way back from Milford Sound!
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