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Travelers' Choice2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly

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Rata is a collaboration between internationally recognised Michelin starred & New Zealand Masterchef judge, Josh Emett and highly regarded local restaurateur, Fleur Caulton. Their company, Mayfare Limited, is fast becoming synonymous in New Zealand for creating genuine dining experiences that are contemporary and inspired. 'Uniquely Southern', Rata takes inspiration from the Southern landscapes and everything that epitomises New Zealand. The decor uses influences from the Otago scenery mixed with modern industrial elements and reclaimed & repurposed vintage items to create a uniquely contemporary and welcoming dining room. Queenstown's cooler climate lends itself to Josh's love of slow cooked
$15 - $28
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came here for dinner and on arrival greeted by a lovely waitress and shown to our table. The service was friendly and staff happy to talk and engage in conversation. The food was excellent with perfect portions if you were having 3 courses, not...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chefiescott
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent variety of tastes. Nice modern ambiance. Good service. Easy access. Extensive wine list that covers all countries.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: April 2019
Thank David G
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went for the lunch experience and it was amazing! The food and the service was exemplary and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Roam02123384154
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My husband and I booked dinner at Rata after many people recommended it. We arrived at 8:10pm to find that our booking was actually for 9pm. There were a few tables free but they were not going to seat us until 9pm so we walked...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Seldon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent 6 weeks traveling through all NZ & tried every great restaurant possible and Rata was our favorite. This place is GREAT! They just get it: from the front door welcome to the last goodbye and ALL the deliciousness in between. We had the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rātā claims to be the best restaurant in Queenstown and rightly so. The food and service were impeccable. Reservations recommended particularly in the ski season. Cheers 🍷🍷

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank FloTexan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favourite restaurant in Queenstown. The food flavoring is original. Their cocktails are intense, original and worth trying. Try their lunch menu for the same quality food but a cheaper price tag.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank AllergicToBadFood
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came highly recommended from a range of sources and it exceeded expectations Absolutely delicious meals , great staff, lovely ambience Many thanks for the perfect end to our time in Queenstown

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Jojo2030
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dinner here on Sunday night and had a wonderful time. Service was great and food was amazing. We enjoyed entrees and mains but were too full for dessert. My partner and I both had the Southland Cheese Roll for entree (the pickled cauliflower was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank jacquelinem976
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous staff, beautiful food, great decor. Staff know and understand their product. Certainly worth the visit and would easily return.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank DA5T5
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January 18, 2019|
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Response from laurenkV1055YJ | Reviewed this property |
The chef is a Michelin star chef but not sure if it was earned at this restaurant or a different one
August 12, 2018|
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Response from 512sallyr | Reviewed this property |
No unfortunately. Wine is by the glass though, as well as by the bottle.
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Aussieflyers | Reviewed this property |
A big fat no.
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